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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Ale with natural apple flavor & caramel color



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1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bulk_Carrier (3344) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 15, 2013
It pours a clear golden color leaving a half centimeter white fizzy head that rapidly died. Lots of fast rising bubbles were seen. The body was very clear. The smell is apple cider with faint caramel in the background. The taste was extremely sweet with apple cider and caramel dominating. The palate was light and slightly smooth. It was extremely sessionable, leaving a sweet dry aftertaste and finish. Overall, is this really beer? I don’t think it is. This is hard cider.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dlihcsnatas (570) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TedE (791) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2016
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!

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
gripweed57 (1272) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2016
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggie80 (802) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2015
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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
puboflyons (2873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2015
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.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ALLOVATE (2816) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2015
Downhill from here! Brewed under license by CUB here in Oz and weighing in at a measly 4.0% ABV, I’m sad to see this one on bill boards all across WA - it’s 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 I’m scared to take another. Syrupy apple juice cloys at the palate like a liquid adhesive. Manky rust notes make it more deplorable. Tastes like I’d imagine those road-side waterways would taste. It tastes of dirt. My first in a long time to go down the drain. I don’t even get the concept of this beer let alone CUB snatching up the license to brew it. Shite!!! (33cL, BB02/04/16, Dan Murphy’s, Canning)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vestlake (254) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2015
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.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
KeefOz (1401) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2015
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.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hawthorne00 (3273) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2015
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.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finhead (1528) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2015
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.


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