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Niagara Falls Apple Ale

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Formerly brewed at Niagara Falls Brewing (Moosehead)
Style: Fruit Beer
Brampton, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden straw in color, with a pronounced nose of Granny Smith apples. The marriage of apples and malt delivers a pleasant refreshing dry finish. Served cold, the taste gives you the feeling of biting into a fresh hand-picked apple.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalchopz (2122) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2012
Originally rated March 2005. I use to buy a 6-pack of this brew every week in the summer when I lived in Ottawa, and drink it on my patio. Now I can’t seem to find it anywhere. From memory, it poured a golden lager colour. Looked plain and simple, but when the aromas of apple went floating in the air, that’s when the magic started. It was not like cider, nor was it a lambic or on the lees like Unibroue’s Ephemere Apple. It was just a good refreshing beer with hints of apples. It was very drinkable, expecially for someone like me who likes fruit beers.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2007
bouteille, jus de pomme fermenté, cette ale n’est pas une grande bière sans être toutefois un mauvais produit. moins bonne que la kriek du même producteur (qui n’existe plus).

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2893) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
I used to get kegs of this for parties when at school in the Niagara Region. I recently revisited in bottle form. On draught I enjoyed the blend of apples and beer – I thought they managed the balanced ok – it had a great aroma and I found the apple presence notable, but the beer still had an assertive malt base that let you know you were not drinking a cider. In the bottles though, I have found it to be inconsistent, with the balance being affected the most. This is a fine line beer that you need to get right every time. Not for everyone.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
Nah. I don't want any apple juice with a hint of beeriness, thanks. But at least it doesn't taste artificial.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2003
Tasted at TFOB. Intense apple aroma. Golden yellow colour, little head. The flavour had a too ovewhelming apple taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
Surprisingly yummy. Fairly appley in the taste and aroma. Interesting and refreshing. Definitely not a great beer, but tastey.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Got this bottle from joey capps (I believe) at the RBSG2003. Slight amber hue with small white head and minor lacing. Big sour apple aroma but not anything else. The taste did reveal some malty sweetness under the tart fruit, alcohol present during finish. Cider fans may like this one, I just found it lacking any complexity and the taste got old quick.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2003
I will simply quote my friend Alicia on this one: "Green Apple Jolly Rancher". Also, besides smelling fantastic, it had a nice dry finish that added to it's thirst quench-ability! Wonderful.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2003
Clear golden yellow w/ crisp white head. Candied green apple aroma (much like a Jolly Rancher). Mildly syrupy feel. Flavours don't blend well. Lots of malt, some hops, and a strong alcohol presence in the finish. The apple flavour insinuates itself but doesn't really cut through. Also, tends to be cloying.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2400) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2003
Clean white, tight head. Hazy copper/gold color.Appley(duh) slightly sour nose with some malt showing thriugh also.Light/medium body,kinda spritzy. Medium sweet. Mainly apples with some malt flavors backing them up. Do taste some oxydation too. Was expecting a little boones farm apple wine flashback, but it aint like that! Good damn thing. Neat brew. Wonder how old it is? HMMMMM.


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