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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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My goal in building the recipe for Fallen Apple was to create a seasonal specialty that was in and of itself a celebration. I start with fresh-pressed cider from early harvest apples we get from Kickapoo Orchards in Gays Mills. Fermentation leaves the cider tart and champagne-like. I then brew a cream ale designed to put some sweetness and body back into the beer, which rounds out the sour apple notes. This combination of ethereal apple flavor grounded in an “everyman’s” beer makes for a festive and potent brew.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
A: The beer is super carbonated and the pour results in a massive white head that takes quite some time to settle down. Eventually one can see a clear orange-straw colored beer. S: There’s definitely a big cider note to the nose which provides a nice apple sweetness to it. There’s some light malt notes and a slight tartness as well. It’s pretty simple, but not bad. T: Sweet apples and grain/malt up front. There’s a lot of cider notes to it and really not all that much of the cream ale. There’s a touch of spice, it seems, and a general fruitiness to it. M: The body is light to medium with a high level of carbonation. D: This and the New Glarus Apple Ale were/are pretty interesting. I liked it, but at some points I was thinking, I would rather just have a cider.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11223) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2013
12oz bottle-shared by jtc-disappearing offwhite-hazy gold. A-banana/apple, grain. T-apple cider, grain.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade with CaptainCougar (thanks!). Poured a lightly hazy and orange color wtih an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of apples, grainy, and a little musty. Tastes of pretty much the same. The apples where there, but not really in a good way. Thin body on the highly carbonated side.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jtclockwork (8944) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle shared with John. 5K backlog. Pours semi-cloudy gold. No head. Nose and taste of cheap apple cider, McIntosh, light cream, apple sauce and ripe banana peel. Not very good. Lighter than medium body.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours amber straw color with minimal head and heavy carbonation. Nose is earthy apple, pale malt. Tastes dry, with notes of earthy apple, pale malt, and a very tart finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7909) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
12 oz bottle. It pours a light apple juice color with a foamy white head. Smells like apple juice mixed with vanilla icing. Cream ales just aren’t my thing I guess. It is like drinking vanilla/malt/apple flavored soda. Non beer drinkers will like it Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-28-2010 22:28:32

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Bottled. The first thing that crossed my mind when I opened this was "why the hell would you make this??" Poured clear apple juicy orange with a short dusting of off-white head that stuck around for a while. The aroma picked up sweet apple juice along with pale and some vegetal maltage.. darker apple feel to it as a final impression. The flavor had creamy pale malts and apple juicy at its center with sharper apple skin tartness (a little cidery) and some vegetal notes around the edges. Lighter-bodied and creamy on the palate with a refreshing tartness around the edges.. This accomplished what it was shooting for, but I didn’t much care for it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Pours a transparent copper orange with a thin, clingy-lacing bone-white head. Aroma of semi-sweet pale malts and some lightly tart earthy fruity apple notes. Body starts semi-sweet with some caramel notes before a crisp, tart green apple presence dries out the finish and leaves some lingering pear flavors. Pretty well-balanced and an interesting take on a cream ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6971) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2009
TAP: clear amber pour, no head. Mild sour apple nose, cider taste with malt backing. I really enjoyed this.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2007
I liked the looks of this brew - clear copper body with creamy ecru head - but after that it fell apart for me. It has a soft malty aroma with apples that don’t seem quite ripe. The flavor begins with a bready malt, but is soon overrun by a soured apple flavor that seems off. Mildly sastringent finish that cries out for a mouthwash. I’ve enjoyed this brewery’s other offerings, but this doesn’t seem quite right.

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