Benzai (8766) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle @ ZZT III, courtesy of Martinus. Clear orange-golden color, small white head that disappears quickly. Smells fruity, a lot of apple indeed. Taste apple, sweetness, cinnamon and some hints of wood. Lightly sticky texture, low body, low carbo.
GT2 (8689) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
355mL courtesy of CaptainCougar. Well now we have discovered my girlfriend’s favorite beer taking the top spot from Old Viscosity. It poured a clear, deep gold with a small to medium, dense, creamy, buttermilk head that leaves swathy lacing if you let it. But you’ll probably drink the entire bottle before the lacing is even allowed to take hold. Aroma is straight chunky apple sauce, apple pie filling, rich artisan apple juice not from concentrate with beautiful caramel in the background that becomes very prominent as it warms. The finale of the nose is hot apple pie drizzled with caramel alongside mulled apple cider. Mulled spices really show through if you give it the time. Taste is not cider, not apple juice, but full creamy apple sauce, slightly apple butter, and a nice spritzy tartness gives the beer such a quenching character like Raspberry Tart and Belgian Red. It is almost impossible to keep the beer in the glass. It seems to evaporate in thin air from everyone wanting to try a sip. If there is a heaven, it would have a happy hour with $5 pitchers of New Glarus fruit beer.
Dogbrick (8515) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Festival Foods in La Crosse. The beer pours a clear pale amber color with a medium somewhat fizzy off-white head that burns away quickly. Stringy lacing. Apple juice aroma. Medium, dry body with and apple flavor that is more apple juice than apple cider. There is a touch of sweet malt as well. The finish is effervescent and fruity with a very short apple aftertaste. Decent overall.
3fourths (8219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light and sweet apple and bread nose, more juice-like than cider-like, thin perhaps. Buttery notes with some slight spicyness. Light body, semi-fizzy with a sweet and wet finish.
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 Heart-warming and tongue-moistening sweet and tart apple pie perfume and flavors...Less decadent than its Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart counterparts though, the apples fade into a smooth aftertaste, avoiding a cloying stickiness...Soft prickling helps the dessert functions but also makes it easier for us to see that this is not up to their 2 other fruit beers’ standards...Nutmeg adds to the pie character, yet this is as juicy and drinkable as apple cider...It’s not saying much, but this is probably the best apple beer I’ve ever had...
DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to BBB63 for this. Pours deep copper with a big old white head. Aroma of malt, apple, brown sugar, caramel. Tastes malty, with big complex apples and brown sugar and a finishing carbonation with more apples and toffee. Nice density on the palate. Like a hard cider on steroids. Definite malt and hop presence all the way down, which differentiates this from 90% of all hard ciders. As with all NG beers, great balance and complexity. Well done. If Jeff Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy weren’t alumni of the state, I’d seriously consider moving to Wisconsin.
jercraigs (8013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of JPDIPSO. Dark amber ale with a small white head. Sweet apples in the aroma smell of dark cider and a pie. Flavour is sweet with reminders of mulled cider and lingering apples. I was quite pleased with myself, having correctly identified the Macintosh, but then I also thought I detected some red delicous of which there is no mention on the bottle. Smooth medium palate. (3+) Very nice, this would be well suited to a fall picnic or Thanksgiving. Many thanks!
shrubber85 (7875) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Apple cider aroma. Hazy golden with small head. LIghtly tart apple and malt flavor. Nice hybrid.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Daknole (I think). Pours with a frothy, lightly off-white head over a golden body. Head leaves great lace. Aroma is spiced with slight tangy, apple pie filling with some citrus zest, simple syrup and buttered crust. This beer smells to apple pie, what Pumpking smells to pumpkin pie. Taste is sweet apples and caramelized, long duration with a sweet doughy finish. Sugary. Medium to high carbonation. Finishes dry.
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A cleaner, less rotten tasting version of the average cidre. A strong effort.