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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Forbidden Fruit Spiced Apple Farmhouse Ale is the first of Red Hare’s seasonal series. Forbidden Fruit was brewed with ingredients to evoke the experience of fall in Georgia, from apple picking in Ellijay to enjoying a slice of freshly baked apple pie. The crust of this French-style brew is formed with 2-row malts and Munich malts plus two Caramel malts. Loads of fresh pressed apples from North Georgia are added laced with vanilla and cinnamon to give a sweetness, which is balanced by the addition of Saaz hops. Finally the whole recipe is "dry hopped" with cinnamon to create a finish that emulates the experience of the first bite of a fresh baked apple pie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Nice crystal clear amber. Unfortunately, the spicing is over the top. I’m going to be burning this for a week. Not bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Growler sample shared by thebeersommelier during the RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have apples and pear, cinnamon, allspice, some pie crust type malts, a hint of caramel, very little bitterness, tasty but gets soft to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
[ Growler ][ RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting ][ 64oz ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Thanks BeerSommelier for the share. Clear golden pour, weak foam. Nose is powerful pumpkin pie spice medley. Taste is papery, cardboard, spice medley, tannic apple. Hmm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Growler generously shared at the RBWG grand tasting. Nose has loads of pumpkin and apple sweet spice. Flavor of baked apples, cinnamon, more baked apples. Nicely done savory apple profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3999) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Growler shared at RBWG thanks to TheBeerSommelier! Pours a golden yellow with dissipating white head. Aroma is big on the cinnamon with a hint of yeast and sweet fruitiness. Taste is like apple pie goodness, sweet and sour, bready and spicy. Amazing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2336) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Growler pour light yellow. Nose all cinnamon, slight allspice, some sugar. Taste also all cinnamon. Dutch apple pie. Mid palate sweet. Cinnamon carries through finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Growler shared by TheBeerSommelier. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cinnamon, pear esters, cookie and cracker malt with earthy hops. Flavor is cinnamon, ginger, light malt, fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erikh04 (153) - - DEC 24, 2013
Bomber from beverage world shared with Brian. Smells like apples, nutmeg, cinnamon, and caramel. Taste is the same. Clean finish. Nice winter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Djosher (15) - - NOV 25, 2013
On tap at WOB Savannah. Hazy with a great-looking white head and lacing. Very nicely balanced; could have been too sour, could have been too sweet, but was just right. Could knock back a few of these. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4271) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Spiced apple farmhouse ale made "with Willamette, Chinook, Cascade and Falconers Flight hops" and north Georgia apples. Feel: excellent, with soft but very lively carbonation. Crisp. Aroma: vanilla and cinnamon with a light and bready malt. Apple pie anyone? Flavor: a load of cinnamon dominates. More sweet than tart.but pretty good balance.

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