jsquire (3719) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I opened the bottle I got a huge whiff of apple cider. Honey and apple cider. There was very little carbonation in this and the head never really gave it much of a try. Cidery look to it. This is definitely an apple flavored beer, with hints of cinnimon and honey. Too sweet. I was expecting more from this beer, but it is an interesting use of apple in beer.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy apple cider looking brew. No head to speak of. Honey,apple, hops and slightly floral in aroma. Medium bodied, spritzy soda like mouthfeel. Flavor of sweet apples and honey with a slight clove note. Overall very enjoyable!
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a slightly hazy copper with a short lived fizzy head and no lace. The aroma is of spicy apples. The flavor is of spicy apple cider, with a very nice balance between the sweet and sour. The palate is fizzy, rich, and refreshing. Overall, itís quite good.
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The appearance is a dark golden color with little head. The aroma is apple juice. The flavor is really sweet with some apples and spices in there. Some sourness exists but it is overrided by the sweetness. The mouthfeel is a bit syrupy and sour. This was very nice fruit beer. Thanks again Facto.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet nose of fresh apples is faint and fleeting, but very unique. Nice frothy white head that ligerns as a thin ring. Sparse lacing. Light, slightly hazy copper or orange/brown. Taste is stewed apples throughout. Slight cinnamon late, even a bit of heat. Palate is sharp up front then smooths out, but leaves a bitter aftertaste, like apple cores (hope they removed the seeds!). Extra credit for adventure.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apple sauce dominates the nose with a light but sharp tartness and baked brown sugar. Copper coloured with shy tan head that recedes to partial cover. Sweet brown sugar flavour is pregnant with apples and cinammon. Very nice, smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Bottle enjoyed with DYCSoccer17, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Omhper and Rastacouere.
omhper (20915) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber colour, no head.Lovely acidic green apple aroma. Very sweet and lightly funky with cidery apple flavour. Refreshing, and even though itís really sweet it doesnít get cloying.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: lively pour. Coppery, strawberry blonde, with a fluffy, starched white head.
Apple skin aroma with a slightly metallic undertones. Flowery, almost perfumed, notes surround a caramel malt sweetness. Pulpy, fresh cider flavour, initially a fruity sweetness (much better for me than a sugary sweetness)Öcinnamon wisps and green apples dance in a very balanced harmony and give way in the end to a lush malt backbone. Nice carbonation reminds me that this isnít just apple juice and overall I was impressed by my first apple beerÖ
Thanks a bunch Santa...Eyedrinkale
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great! Facto provision number 2 - thanks!! Cinnamon and many different types of apple flavors abound - tart and sweet, quite leafy and twiggy, incredibly natural and authentic tasting. Looked absolutely beautiful, kept carbonation so perfectly, but what I really loved is the sheer number of separable apple types that must be in here. They all seem to swim throughout the flavor profile. Very good.
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep orange robe, almost clear. Diminishing beige head. Direct apple compote nose overwhelms the senses. Shredded apple flesh thrown up the nostrils in a sweet fashion. Riped delicious (the brand) apple crustade, pie crust. Nice warming medium body, very comfortable, low carbonation. This is definitely interesting, but not in the leagues of the raspberry tart for instance. Maybe Iím just more of a raspberry guy, but this seems sweet and simple, which Iím aware the other one is also, but it fails to take on me and surpass futile concepts like caring about the complexity rather than overall enjoyment. Here, rather than smelling like a fresh harvest, it appears a bit oldish (which it sure isnít). I fear this wonít age well at all, but Iím very glad to have sampled it. Cheers Barry!