Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is brown like apple cider with small tan head...smell is apple and sugar...this is quite overrated...tastes like an overly sweet brown ale with sugar and a dash of apple juice...interesting but sickeningly sweet and not apparent apple-i-ness...
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, 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.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky brown amber with a minimal light tan head. Huge raw apple aroma. The flavor is massively appley in fact it totally dominates. Medium sweet, lightly sour. Dry sweet cider finsih. This is so close to a raw unpasterurized apple cider (non alcoholic) that it is amazing. I like apples, I like New Glarus, I love beer, but this one just does nto work for me. They just need to turn it into a killer hard cider. The beer charecteristics just detract.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2001
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2009 Light amber with some rather large bubbles for a craft beer. It smells overwhelmingly appley, in a candyish way, and without nuance. Sweet, appley, candyish, again without nuance. The malt lends body, and a sweetness in the finish that keeps it from being too much like a cider. But this is far too simple a beer for my tastes.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle from BBB63. It pour with a violent fizzy head the completely disapated. Pretty clear copper. It looks like cider. Aroma is all apples. I guess that mean is smells like cider. Very crisp. Sweet. Appley. Cidery. If it looks like cider, smells like cider, and tastes like cider, it must be cider. This looks, smells, and tastes great, FOR A CIDER!!!
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle courtesy of OSLO. Clear, golden apple juice color with a small white head. Juicy, sweet and lightly tart apple aroma. The flavor follows with what could be non-alcoholic cider, but it perhaps just a bit less cloying. This was definitely not agreeing with me by the end. I wish it were dryer.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks like apple juice but I’m sure that’s not on purpose. Smells like apple cider. Tastes like cheap alcoholized cider too. I can’t get behind this.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Deep golden with a wispy fading white head. Straight apple juice aroma- exactly apple juice- no nuance. Like a cheap cider. Crisp light palate- has a sweet burn on the back of the throat. Sweet apple flavor- only a touch of barley in the background when it warms, but you really have to dig to get it. Basically a cheap cider on the sweet side. Astringent & lacking nuance. Very disappointing.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle, pours clear dark gold, thin off white head. Aroma is granny smith apple all the way. Sweet pale malt meets apple juice. A little bit of spice in the finish. Pretty boring.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (thanks fonefan!). Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is apples, apples and sweetish sour. Flavour is very much the same. Not very exciting. Actually quite blah.