Bulk_Carrier (3625) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 15, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
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 donít think it is. This is hard cider.
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2016
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Strange, in that I expected this to be a bit more ale like, but itís more like a mass produced cider. I guess thatís what they were going for. Aroma was apples, flavor was apple juice.
arn8897 (300) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2016
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a medium straw with a white head. Light carbonation. Very sweet apple flavor. Not tart like a cider. Nothing great.
altonbrownd (5447) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Greene Turtle BWI. Body is amber slight, with littlle head. Nose is malty, some apples. Taste is floral, wheat, apples too. Strange stuff. Weak.
BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
22nd May 2016, large can at the Angles Stadium in Anaheim (beat Baltimore Oís 10-2). Apples.
dlihcsnatas (607) - 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 (929) - 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 (1344) - 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 (808) - 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 (3050) - 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 (2873) - 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)