StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like a sparkling apple cider with a small fizzy head. Smells of apple butter, yeast and cinnamon. Flavor is most prominently apples (thatís a given) and cinnamon. Smooth, sturdy ale, looks thinner than it feels on palate, with a body similar to a thick cider. Accentuated carbonation and a sweet tartness - paired with caramel malts - help to balance the beer. Like a sweet, freshly dipped caramel apple. Finish is crisp and sweet. Courtland apple tartness fades and gives way to Jonathan apple sweetness. This is one that makes me proud of Wisconsinís farming tradition.
Ungstrup (32186) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A brown beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of apples. The flavor is sweet with an OK presence of apples as well as slight notes of malt, and a dry end.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Thanks to Garin Wright of the Buckeye Brewing Co. for sharing this at the Cleveland Local Gathering Feb 05)
What a nice fruit beer! Great aroma of fresh apple juice. Has elements of both sweet and sour apple. Slick body, with the apple being upfront and a little bit of malt peeking through. Finishes on the tart side, making this very easy to drink. Would make a great summer/dessert beer.
OldGrowth (3058) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2011 Bottle, 12oz, from trade with Silphium. Good nose, apples, some cocoa and bubblegum. Hazy brownish orange color, small to no head. Sweet tart flavors, apples, like a cider or apple sauce, tart ,like those hard candies. Medium body, lite creamy mouthfeel, tart fruity finish. Nice brew, the brown ale cider mix is nice. Thanks Silphium. second bottle from trade with Ughsmash scores 6/3/6/3/12. didnít like quite as much second time around,
ElGaucho (2340) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Some apple in the nose but it is subtle, but as the label promises, it is fresh. Hazy amber. Looks like aple cider with a thin off-white head, mostly diminishing. Sweet, apple. This is good. The right amount of sweetness, beeriness, carbonation and sharpness. Very finely made. Some spicy tartness. The only thing I might say against this brew is that it is slightly too sweet. But, that really isnít a bad thing. I would imagine this would go fantastically with apple crisp.
hezron (612) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky, dark amber-brown with a diminishing off-white head. Initial earthy yeast aromas. Strong aromas of apples come through and build as the head fades. Very brilliant apple flavors while staying complex. The malt and hops tame the apple, keeping it from tasting like pure apple juice. Malt has flavors of caramel and brown sugar, perfect compliments to the apple. Body is medium, creamy with a lively carbonation. I wish they would keep brewing this.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cleveland locals 2-26-05. I think Garin from Buckeye Brewing donated this to us, thanks. Dark golden color, big smooth apple taste all the way through but not in a cider way, itís still beer. Gets a little sweet but is mostly tart. Interesting.
madsberg (11166) - SÝborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled: Orange colour. Clear. Apple, sweetness, stearin in the aroma. Flaovur is very sweet and cloying. Obvious apple flavour, thats a bit too much for my likings. Ends on a very sweet note. Thanks Jeppe for sharing.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - MAR 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is simplicity itself, but that can be a beautiful thing. Deep gold in colour this beer has an incredible aroma and taste of fresh apples. Not overly sweet, it almosts tastes like a cider, but I found it delicous.
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a medium amber copper color with a smaller off white head. Smells like the apple pie filling. Tastes of sweet apples. Sweet. Cinnamon sugar. Iím not much of a fruit beer kinda of guy, but this one was good. Thanks to goldtwins for trading me this one.