theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Blue Max in Burnsville, Minnesota. Pour is clear golden orange with a few visible carbonation bubbles and a frothy one inch white head that falls fast. Aroma of grainy malt, corn and brightly sweet apple juice. Taste is exactly the nose; grainy malt, corn huskiness and sweet apple juice. Palate ios thin to medium, coats the mouth a bit, lingering corny apple taste. This tastes exactly like a cream ale with apple juice - just as the label says so extra point for that. However, I don’t think I am wild about this marriage.
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sort of tastes like a mediocre cider with a bit of beer added to it. Very carbonated mouthfeel that while it doesn’t ruin the beer makes the front end not too enjoyable. The apple flavor is very predominant moreso than the cream ale. I wouldn’t go out of my way for this one..might as well get a nice cider instead.
Nuffield (3808) - 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 hadn’t 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.
Damico (2868) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It is light clear amber with almost no head. The aroma is light sweet aplle tart with a bit of creaminess. The body is lighter with apple up front and tartness, with both flavors settling and ultimately finishing it off.
bookman10 (725) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a lovely clear, orange-copper. Aroma is of apples. Tastes like a light pilsener into which some apple juice has been mixed. Not altogether unpleasant, but really not all that memorable, either.
fidelis83 (2167) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pale, peach-gold with a tall, creamy eggshell head that has great retention and leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is apple juice, cereal grain, toasty malt, buttery toffee, toasted nuts, light vegetal notes and some woody notes. Flavor is tart apple, toasty grain, bready yeast, overripe apple, light mineral notes and young cider sourness (malic acid?), a touch of citrus hops and hay. Palate is light bodied, fairly dry throughout and has a huge, blanketing, slightly sharp carbonation, which compliments the apple side of things well. I liked this stuff well enough, but the flavors and aromas don’t blend as well as they could have, the tartness with the slightly buttery notes really don’t work that well for me. It does look really nice and the palate is very good with the apple components it just doesn’t fit well with the buttery beer notes.
lmattheisen (4) - Pine Island, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just missed the mark for me. Smooth but odd taste on the palate. Didn't quite hit the apple flavor I was looking for either.
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Headbanger (3523) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle 5/3/14 (Woodmans- Waukesha)-Pours a clear goldfish amber with a small white covering. Aroma of caramel apple. Taste of tart, apple, bitterness, and sweetness. This light bodied brew is a bit different but still tasty.
JPDIPSO (5045) - 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.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma of spiced apples, grain and like JK and Skyview, it smelled like hair product. Pours an attractive copper/amber. Flavor is mostly grainy with a hint of tart Granny Smith apple on the finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation.