jgb9348 (4636) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Clear golden and very light copper coloured body with the slightest orange glow and a fast-dying super thin head - this looks more like a cider than a beer. Aroma of apples, light malt, sour brett and a little bit of citrus. Light-bodied; Sharp bitter apple flavour at first with a touch of malt, light spices, alcohol and a lot of metallic notes with no depth, no complexity and no smooth flavours. Aftertaste is simple and undefined with a little more of the same tastes - bitterness, a touch of apples and no complexity. Overall, not such a great beer - missing from all sides and not worth trying - especially from across the country. I sampled this 65 cL gold-wax topped bottle purchased from Made in Oregon (Pioneer Place) in Portland, Oregon on 13-April-2013 for US$9.95 sampled at home in Washington on 18-November-2013.
pdx77 (1197) - Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle at Portland Cheers to Belgian Beers festival 2013. Light golden color. Aroma is sparkling apple juice; really nice. Taste has only hint of apple over a pale malt profile with a hint of yeast flavor. Fizzy effervescence on finish.
Cory (295) - , California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of apple and a little astringent, the taste is sour but not overly so. Light and short through the palate, and is a very light yellow in appearance. What I appreciate about this beer it that while having characteristics of fruit it is still a nice light beer.
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Made in Oregon. 5.8% ABV. 8 IBU. Pours lightly hazy pale gold with a slight white head. Aroma is rather earthy/Belgian. Light fruit esters. Med body. Flavor is arguably a bit of apple, a good bit earthy, and Belgian yeast/spice/esters. It’s dry. It finishes that way. It’s far from bitter, but the apple sort of goes earthy sour a little bit, so it has an effect of more hop bitter. Or something silly like that. There’s a lot of flavor, and the apple backdrop keeps coming forward. This might be a beer for those who like tart/sour. It isn’t exactly that, but it seems that way. Very different and challenging in its way.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy yellow. Maybe the tiniest hint of apple in there. Same in the mouth but with a beautifully potent chimay bread crust finish.
BrewDad (4784) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
First Annual Portland Fruit Beer Festival – Portland, OR
Golden in color, hazy with a thin head. Light yeast and apple aroma and flavor. This was easy drinking summer time beer and very dry in the finish.
boFNjackson (4100) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured faint, golden with a thin white head. Dry, fizzy palate with strong malted grains, a little bit of yeast and esters. Finished with a strong apple note.
auerbrau (3148) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 On tap at the Green Dragon, PDX. Aroma scares me a little. I’m too drunk to remember that I don’t like apple beers and just go for the "Belgian" amidst a sea of non-belgian brewing tradition. It’s a little brazen, with some calvados alcohol, and a nip of spice. Rubbery. Aldehyde starts to show. Pours a very clear, opalescent pale yellow, with minimal head. Flavor is brash, but curt and lightly tart in a way that’s drinkable. Eventually, this isn’t hard to pull down and instead has a very airy, perfumed apple character that runs somewhere along cider, fresh juice, and a snap of vinegar. Fresh-tasting. I stumble off into the Portland night with a belly full of apple/aldehyde burps and trek across the Willamette. Fair enough.