cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of TheCheeseMan. Wow, apples. This pours like apple juice, golden, slightly fizzy, head is nowhere. Aroma of apple juice, some apple skins, a little spice. Taste is apple cider all the way with some cinnamon, caramel and spiciness. Sweet, a little tart in the mouthfeel, low carb with some prickly bubbles, a little dryness. Excellent. Hard to believe there is malt in there, very like cider.
mrjaxson (497) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outstanding apple ale. Juicy apples dominate the aroma and the sharp, snappy finish, yet in between is the sweetness of the wheat and full body of the brown ale -- very different and welcomed in a fruit beer. Enjoyed from an October 2014 bottle (still great after nine months in the beer fridge).
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks JCW: A very interesting pale orangish-brown color like that of apple juice (very sofisticated and unique) with an almost non-existent head. Aroma is that of mulled apple cider that has been carbonated. Flavor of a mildly spice-dusted caramel apple-wow. This was hard not to drink it one debaucherous gulp. Somewhat unidimensional, but unbelievable all the same. This is what I call a good date beer.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deliciously crisp beer. Pour caramel with amber highlights. Aroma is pure apple, delicately balanced with sweet brown sugar and toffee notes to cut the acidity, lending a certain degree of roundness to the nose after a sharp beginning. Flavor finds a similar balance between the tangy tartness of apple and drinkability of a session beer, with tart apple at the forefront, seemlessly giving way to a smooth and sweet brown ale.
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.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was like a great apple pie in a beer bottle. Sweet and appley. I can dig it.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (thanks much noncaloric). Pours a clear lightish copper with a small white head. Aroma is, yes, you guessed it, apple. Lots and lots of apple. Some slight floral notes as well. Flavor is apple...more specifically apple cider. Sweet but with a dose of tartness. Just like a good apple should be. Quite a tasty treat. The wife REALLY liked this one, but found it hard to believe it is actually beer.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Transparent copper color with a thin foamy head. Basicly a malty cider with high carbonation and a bit of a yeast flavor in the finish.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a gold white head smells and tastes very strong apple. Pretty much tasted like apple juice and that’s bout it. Very nice smell and taste though fresh.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle, courtesy of Skyview. Pours a clear gold color. Thin, bubbly white head. Aroma of apples and cinnamon. Initial bit of apple sweetness with tons of sugar, but this gives way to a nice malty touch. Finish is surprisingly clean. Very interesting beer.