Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from RooftopRogue, thanks Rob. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a bottle of this for a while and it was worth the wait. Smells like apple cider, tastes like apple cider but with just enough malt to distinguish itself as a beer. Crisp, sweet finish. Another excellent fruit beer from NG.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of rooftoprogue and shared with illini08. looks and smells like apple cider. not sure how long its been since this was bottled, but even with the age and I’m sure a more subdued flavor than when it was fresh, this was delicious. New Glarus knows fruit beer!
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by sliffy courtesy of ofortuna. Aroma of maltiness and some apple sweetness with some cider and cinnamon notes. Very sweet apple tasting beer that had the slightest bitterness in it. Very crisp apple flavor. I wish they would make this again because this beer is awesome.
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by sliffy, thanks! Pours orange/brown with a short, quick white head. Aroma of apples, cinnamon, and a bit of nutmeg. Flavor of apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, a bit of sweet malt. Fruity and sweet with a little spiciness and a sweet finish. I’m really suprised to how well this one held up, everything seemed in its right place. Makes me glad I got to try it and it’s a shame they don’t brew this anymore.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks badgerben. Pours murky brown with small white head that doesn’t last. This was an apple cider beer just a crazy ass concept pulled off the right way. Everything you get in an apple cider is there, the aroma is pretty weak compared to the flavor, and you get some oak flavor in there also from the fermenter I would think? The apples, the sugary sweetness, some cinnamon, the only thing to say is apple cider with alcohol, just awesome.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to my secret santa for this one: Copper color with a tiny off white head. Aroma, apples, some cinnamon, and caramel. Flavor, apples and more apples, some brown sugar and spices to it. Had an applesauce aftertaste to it, but was really nice. Really glad I got to try this one.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via trade with goldtwins! - Pours brown with not much head to speak of. Aromas of sweet caramel malts blended with apple cider. Flavor is much like apple cider. Somewhat tart yet smooth and easy to drink. A touch of brown sugar there too. Low carbonation and medium body with a somewhat sweet lingering finish..
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Part of their Unplugged series. I was lucky enough to stash several of these away to see how they age. I absolutely love how they did this. Not overly sweet and you can easily taste the different styles of apples that they used. Light hint of brown sugar aroma giving way to a pleasant, fresh-pressed apple cider aroma. Light ale base helps to balance the various flavours. Outstanding for this style of fruit beer. One of my favourite of the unplugged series.
kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, via Styles. Pours a clear reddish amber under a small fizzy off-white head that faded quickly to a thin film. Aroma is a mix of a Brown Ale and apple cider. Slightly sweet caramel malt with a touch of chocolate malt. The apple is crisp and natural smelling. Flavor is more apple juice than beer, quite sweet with a nice crispness on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation,. slightly sticky mid swallow. A little cloying on the finish especially towards the end of the bottle. Overall, I liked this but I could see where some may not because of the sweetness. These guys know what to do with fruit!
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by <a
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