brokensail (12010) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle-shared by jtc-disappearing offwhite-hazy gold. A-banana/apple, grain. T-apple cider, grain.
jtclockwork (9866) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
hopdog (9357) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
crossovert (8347) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
DocLock (8184) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
BVery (7233) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
TAP: clear amber pour, no head. Mild sour apple nose, cider taste with malt backing. I really enjoyed this.
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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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