tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet caramel aroma with plenty of warm spices and some apple character. Muddy amber-brown coloured body with a low white head that recedes to ring. Toasted, biscuity malts peer out from beneath an overly sweet caramel candy apple flavour. Medium body with moderate carbonation. An interesting experiment, perhaps, but I don’t think I could drink much more than the sample of this one. Sampled at the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Festival 2005.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Michigan Brewers Fest. Unfiltered dark reddish-muddy brown with just a touch of head that lasts...massive caramel-apple candy nose, cinnamon and vanilla, for me much like the old candies my grandparents used to have, back in the 70s, just a little more real than what we have now, but still sugary candy...cidery flavor, surprising pale malt noticeable underneath it all, tart acidity struggling with all that sugar...worked for me, but you’ve got to love a sweet fruit beer; opposite end of the spectrum from the typical watery raspberry wheat.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at MSBF. Pours a caramel color with minimal head. Nose is sweet caramel and apples. Taste is syrupy and thick with a deffinite candy apple taste. Apples, caramel, yeast and dough are the main flavors. Very interesting.