BDawg82 (74) - Jackson, Mississippi, USA - JUL 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drinking from a bottle, I wonít bother pouring. The aroma is candyish, not unpleasant, but not really anything like an ale. Looks good due to artificial coloring, a sort of light copper. The taste of this product is not nearly as Kool Aidish as the aroma; the apple flavoring is not subtle but nowhere near as overwhelming as the scent would make you think. As for the "ale" part of the name, I canít say I detect anything approaching ale in the flavor. It does finish pleasantly clean. It is also worth nothing that the palate is quite thin for an "ale". Overall, itís tasty and inoffensive but not worth the price tag. An authentic hard cider could be had for the same price as opposed to this artificial concoction.
dlihcsnatas (570) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks, smells, and tastes like apple juice but with carbonation. Not horrible but not something I would buy again. Glad I got just one bottle from the sampler shelves.
TedE (791) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2016
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Australian version from CUB (4%).330ml bottle into shaker. Aroma of stale malt, cardboard and tin. Crystal clear amber beer with two finger white head, steady stream of fine bubbles. Tastes like weak fruit juice that has been filtered through white bread crusts. Weird! I find it hard to believe that there was a demand somewhere for this. Quick! More focus groups!
gripweed57 (1268) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2016
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 ounce bottle. Clear brassy gold color. No head. Fresh apple nose. Sweet apple flavor is reminiscent of a sparkling apple cider and a light bodied beer.
Aggie80 (802) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight apple aroma. Clear and pours like a cider, no head, no foam. It has a bit of apple flavor to it, and that is about it. No other notes come through as predominate.
puboflyons (2871) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From the clear 12 fl. oz. bottle dated Feb 15-2016, When I bought it I thought this was a cider not a fruit beer. So here goes nothing. Bright golden pour with champagne like fizzy head the erupts and diminishes in seconds. Smells like apples and past expiration date fruit. Thin body. The taste is a slight step up with a toasted biscuit character with those mashed apples. Sweet all around.
ALLOVATE (2816) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2015
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Downhill from here! Brewed under license by CUB here in Oz and weighing in at a measly 4.0% ABV, Iím sad to see this one on bill boards all across WA - itís 2015 CUB!! Into a tulip chilled. Aroma of fell, rotting fruit, rusted car-bodies and muddy, dirty water - pretty much a stubby of Vic Bitter! Yee gads, hideous sweet and astringent mess. First sip made my entire body shudder and I think Iím scared to take another. Syrupy apple juice cloys at the palate like a liquid adhesive. Manky rust notes make it more deplorable. Tastes like Iíd imagine those road-side waterways would taste. It tastes of dirt. My first in a long time to go down the drain. I donít even get the concept of this beer let alone CUB snatching up the license to brew it. Shite!!! (33cL, BB02/04/16, Dan Murphyís, Canning)
Vestlake (254) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This tastes exactly like what I thought it would, apple juice. Apple juice with a slight alcohol kick. I enjoyed it for what it is.
KeefOz (1401) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2015
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Australian version - 4% ABV. BB 23 May 16. Poured a crystal clear amber with a few white bubbles for a collar that laced poorly. Carbonation extremely low and coarse. Aroma sweet with maybe a hint of malt. Taste like sweet apple juice - not an ale, not even a beer. Light watery body. Smooth and bland; not even as tasty as apple juice.
hawthorne00 (3271) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Australian version, brewed by CUB. Orange with a detergent-like white head. Aroma of cardboard, cooked apple puree. Wow, the head feels like soap bubbles. Very sweet, more rubbish cider than beer. The finish really needs a little more bitterness or acid just to stop the flabby puree from droning on. Fairly nasty.
Finhead (1526) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2015
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear, golden pour with no head. It smells like apple juice and has the same flat texture as well. The taste is sweet, again like apple juice.