badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2011 12 oz bottle. hazy orange, red body. white head. aroma of apples, heavy sugar, and sweet breads...flavor of sparkling apple juice, heavy vanilla and frosting..very sweet and desert-like..a bit too sweet, and not as crisp and natural as it used to be
hotstuff (4285) - Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to jsquire for bringing this one to our Fort Wayne Tasting last Friday night. Small fizzy off-white head with sparse lacing, transparent, orange copper hue, and fast rising carbonation. Aroma was malty, caramel, sweet, and yes, apples! Flavor was sweet, acidic, tart, sour, malty, caramel, and apples. Tingly mouthfeel.
TheBeerGod (5350) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Acquired in a trade with joeybgood. Thanks Joe! Copper colored with a small tan head.Aroma is wonderful! Mild apple, light spice (cinnamon), and maybe raw sugar. Taste is strong apple but mostly sweet than sour. Light sugary notes and spice. Body is light and very refreshing. Finsihes with more apple and spices. Some sucrose as well. Great beer!
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice apple cider color. Head is off-white and medium lived. Moderate lacing. Smells like apple cider. Bright, fresh apple flavor. A little tart and then sweetness at the finish. Strange mix, but I liked this.
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another New Glarus beer provided by Matt (MrFacto)! Much in line with their other fruit beers, this has a champagney quality that enhances the sweet, full apple flavors and brown sugar. Quite vinous in the aftertaste. One part cider, one part champagne, one part beer. Misses the sharp acidic bite of their Raspberry Tart and Belgian Red (due to the nature of the fruit being used) which places this slightly below those beers on the ratings list. Glad I got a chance to try this one!
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a transparent read with a thin head. Aroma of cider, malt, caramel, and a slight pie spice. Flavor is of cider, malt, caramel, and spice. Excellent fresh crisp taste. A little sweet near the end but excellent none the less.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 9, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice coper brown w/small head. Gorgeous nose of apple cider with light spice notes. Medium weight w/sweet cider finihs and lingering apple flavors. More than apple, I ican almost pick out hte different varieties. Fresh with just the right sweetness, almost like a hard cider but w/a malty lushness that is so clean and beautiful! WOW
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2007 Light brown-amber. Almost no head. Aroma is sweet-tart apples. Strong apple taste is very good but almost overwhelming. Some cinnamon and caramel in the aftertaste. Taste like it’s right from the cider mill. I could drink this for breakfast.
Pailhead (5097) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Aroma is apple cider. Pours a transparent copper with a small white head that is gone quickly. No lacing. Tastes like lightly carbonated apple juice with light cinnamon. A little sourness. Finishes a little sweet. Aftertaste is almost the same as if you drank a glass of apple juice. Does not make you feel like you a drinking a beer. Very good. It takes a small hit because of average appearance and palate.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 Redish copper color with a thin white head. Sweet and sour apple aroma , reminiscent of sparkling apple juice (the non alcoholic kind, that people serve to kids on New Years Eve). Very real apple flavor. Not too sweet, not too tart. Earthy apple skins come through in the finish. Very solid fruit beer, just not as much to my taste as their others. Quite nice none the less. Thanks MrFacto.