Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle served in a Duvel Green tulip.
A: Pours a solid amber color with a one finger height of white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin collar.
S: Green sour apple jolly ranchers are big on the nose. There is a sold malt undertone to it with some red apple sweetness.
T: A touch of jolly rancher up front, but it quickly gives way to a nice, bright red apple flesh with just a smidgen of raw apple skin. The finish is slightly mealy like an apple core thatís been set out exposed to the air too long, but not in a bad way. The malt base gives it a touch of sweetness and a little heft to the body.
M: Medium to light bodied with a nice medium high carbonation level. The finish is malty and sweet.
O: Iím glad the base brown ale malts still have some say in the taste and it doesnít come off as a cider. A nicely put together beer with the main focus being the apples. Definitely a nice fall treat.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-03-2012
adamjackson (1752) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like Iím the last person to rate this beer. Candy orange. Nose is full of apples. just a huge obvious apple pie to the face. Wow. It tastes just like raw apple right off the tree. Sweet, earthy, raw and really out of the way malt profile. This is one of the most perfect fruit beers.
davey101 (564) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours an ever so hazy golden amber with some flimsy white edging. Aroma is clearly apples, a nice blend of tart and sweet. A bit of wheat and spice on the end. Taste is similar, very tasty and fresh apple juice with a grainy/wheat finish and a lingering sweetness. Crazy delicious. Crisp and medium bodied, never syrupy or cloying. This is scary drinkable and the best apple influenced beer Iíve ever had. Awesome!
ineedbeer (428) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is almost all apples. It really reminds me of Martinelliís Apple Cider. Faint maltiness in the background and not quite as sweet.
Pours a fairly clear copper orange with a somewhat thin off-white/light tan head that quickly recedes to the edges.
Flavor is very similar to the aroma. A light malt note and faint bitterness, but otherwise it is like drinking non alcoholic apple cider. Moderate sweetness but not sticky at all. The apple flavor gets stronger as it lingers on your tongue. Finish is apples and a faint cracker malt note.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation; this is the big difference from apple cider - it has more body to it. Faint astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall its a very interesting beer. Should I even call it a beer? So much apple character with a faint malt presence and a bit more body than regular cider. This isnít like drinking a beer with some apple character, but instead like drinking apple cider with a hint of malt.
Smoothsippin (23) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best Apple Aleís Iíve had. just the right mix of ale and apple. Apple aroma is strong but not overpowering. Light and crisp into the mouth and through to the finish, with a nice little bite at the end. A nice change of pace.
kkleu357 (73) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light copper with little head. Smells like apple cider. Very fruity aroma. Interesting flavor. Lots of apple flavor. Very tart. At the same time, lots of malt flavor. If you can imagine a nice amber beer with tart apples, blended oddly very nice, because it sounds horrible, but is actually great, this would be it. This is definitely not a cider. This is a must try if you want something different.
mandylee (24) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love the copper color that fills your glass from the first drop. Strong wheat & apple presence. Great fall flavors from each of the apples included in this ale.
MarinEvelyn (322) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
great sweet apple juice/cider aroma. light spices. just really fresh apples. Tastes the same. ridiculously smooth.
DrewFace (237) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a fairly clear light orange color. Big green apple aroma with light vinegar note. Big apple flavor, like fresh squeezed apple juice. Big carbonation and juicy.
Homer321 (547) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to cbfobes. Nose full of green apples. Taste is all apple but not cider. This makes my head hurt. Many apple but not cider. Kinda sweet. Chill.
BeerKurve (358) - - NOV 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark golden with a filmy head, high visible carbonation and no lacing. Aroma of apples, cider, spices and some pale malts. Flavor is apples, cider, cinnamon and pale malts. Light body and mild-moderate carbonation. So tasty!