JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear coder color with a tall wispy head that diminishes quite quickly. No doubt that this is a fruit beer in the aroma. Much like apple sauce with hints of blackberries and dough. Fairly thick and gets thicker as it warms. Starts sweet with plenty of apples. Middle has mild dose of malt and mild dextrose presence. Mild tartness in the finish does not dry things out as sweetness continues in the linger.
crossovert (4775) - Wisconsin, 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 arenít 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
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Rileys in Madison, WI (December 2006) served just a few minutes out of the fridge in a Unibroue glass. Darkish, very clear cider-amber color with a smallish head receding to a lasting thin coating....faint aroma of pale malt and sweet apples, perhaps some berries as well.....flavor is lightly cidery/tart up front, edging into more typical cream ale smooth, lightly malty-sweet territory in the middle, with a touch of tartness returning at the finish....no hop presence (not that one would expect any), light mineralic touches to finish, slightly high carbonation....vaguely interesting and certainly not bad effort from a brewery Iíd never heard of until I saw the bottles last week. NOTE: best to drink this puppy really cold; it got horribly syrupy when it got close to cellar temperature.
BVery (4307) - 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.
badgerben (4255) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with no head. Spiced apple cider aroma. Tart apple right up front, but it quickly fades into a creamy sweet malt blend. The description of a cream ale blended with cider is pretty spot on: it tastes kinda like apples and cream.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4035) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled on draft at 3 Rivers 6 Pack this beer poured a dark caramel-amber color with a small white head that produces some lacing. The aroma was tart, fruity, citric and a bit yeasty. The flavor was tart, tangy and bitter with notes of lemon, perfume and bread. The finish was long, bitter, tart and citric. Medium body. Uninspired.
JK (3989) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Or a fruit beer. They missed the mark on this one. It smells like a hair salon. It is a nice looking beer, resembling brandy in my snifter. Little carbonation. Flavor is light apple, hint of spice, and grain. These guys are usually solid but this beer needs some work.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. Head was very fizzy and reduced to nothingness in less than a minute. Smelled of biscuity malt and apple juice. Dry on the tongue with delicate acidity. Tasted predominantly of apple cider with a biscuity malt backbone. Eh.
cheap (3410) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Found this cider beer comba at the Ba Runi. Smells a little like apple. Taste is of course apple cider with more apple than I expected. Lager beer fer sure in the background. Looks like pale lager. Borders on sweet, a little more sweetness than I expected for a cider like beer. Iím used to the dry ciders, now. Decent co2. Not bitter to say the least. Yes, just simply an apple falvored beer, not many of those out there. Finish is just plain apple lager even tho it says cream ale on the label.
Nuffield (3362) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I guess I hadnít appreciated, when I read the front label, that it was actually brewed with apple cider. But now that I see that, it helps to explain a bit. Definitely tart, though not as deliciously acidic as a good cider; murky body is echoed in the somewhat messy flavors, with a thicker than normal palate from the cream ale influence. But I have to echo the comments made by others that I would just prefer a good cider. And, for that matter, I would prefer a cream ale, too. Bottle.