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Brewed by Thorogoods of Burra
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Burra, Australia
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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our famous apple beer with its sweet and acidic tang, brilliant head, and big malty flavour.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Murky, deliciously cloudy golden colored body with a tall white head composed of large clear bubbles. Very carbonated, very fizzy, had to swirl it around to get a consistency I liked. Aroma is full of acidic cedar wood, white grapes, sweet red apples, brett-like yeast scents, sour green apples as well. When tasted it grabs the back of the tongue with a punchy sour apple and pineapple taste, though it’s quite sweet up front, so it presents an interesting contrast through the drink. Has a lambic-quality sourness with it’s own apple cider twist of flavors. 12% ABV but does not taste even half that - dangerous to drink. Palate is semi-dry, moderately thick. This is awesome stuff, a fantastic hybrid cider/beer that stands alone in it’s uniqueness as far as I’ve experienced. Thanks to mullet for setting up the trade.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2006
Thanks to Jeppe for letting me taste this fantastic beer. I got the last of the bottle, I guess it had been open for some time and I can see from the other Danes tasting notes (the same bottle) that it had changed a bit. Unclear yellow-golden, no head; Huge spicy apple nose, deep complex and quite warm, but also a bit sour, actually is it very much like a freshly baked, sour appled, not to caramelized, Tarte-Tartin with a very little cinnamon added (only very, very little oak apparent); The body is quite thick and extremely sour, almost vinegar like, it almost hurt to swallow it; it finishes of super long and very complex, like a very good condensed apple juice or condensed cider. The body and finish started out shockingly sour and acidy, vinegar like, but with a very little getting used to it became incredible good. This is a beer I would really like to taste again!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
Bottle thanx to Jeppe. Hazy orange colour with a yellow head. Sweet sour, light acid apple aroma and taste, bitter. Medium to full body with a sweet sour, dry finish. Strange, but ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2006
Bottle, thanks to Jeppe for sharing. Hazy golden coloured with a huge but fast disappearing head. Lightacidic aroma of wood, apples, unriped apples and glue. Light acidic flavour of wood, apples and glue.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2006
Pours an extreme lively hazy orange golden beer with an exploding white head that disappears completely after a short while - looks a lot like lambic. Aroma is penetrating oaky with a sharp acidity (I’m reminder of one of my all-time favorites La Folie) and loads of fruit specially apple of course but also orange. Full, special and very inviting. Flavor is of very tart apple juice with a strong oaky note, but also a nice sweet candied tone hiding behind the sourness. Extremely fruity with a sharpness that bides on the tongue and makes it almost sore. Very very unique and quenching like a mofo with absolutely no sign of the high ABV! I wish I could drink this more often, but thanks a whole bunch to my man Duff for letting me try this true gem just once!! Could be a top 50 candidate imo!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2006
Bottle, courtesy of Duff, at Battersea Beer Festival. Very hazy, orangey colour. Fizzy to the point of over-conditioning. After this inauspicious start, this turned out to be something very intriguing indeed. The aroma is sweet and sour, more peachy than apple. Plenty of fruit on the palate, but its very acidic with a distinct farmyardy funkiness. Very tart on the finish. I liked it very much.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (29477) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2006
An unclear dark orange beer with a very fast disappearing head. The aroma is strong of apples, in a very nice way, while the flavor contains strong notes of brettanomyces (spelling?) and apples, mixed with lighter malty notes. Now this is one good invention in beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10308) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
Bottled (Billy B’s Rock Sida 2000): Golden coloured. Unclea.r Off white head. Loads of apples in the aroma. Like applejuice. Is sweet and marcipanny. Has a light and subtle sourness. Very complex and intriguing. Flavour is equally good. Has a nice sour applecharacter. Is wildly fruity. Delicious. Is very cleansing. Full bodied. Has light alcoholnotes and a subtle fruitsweetness in the end. Very nice brew with an interesting history. Thanks Jacob for sharing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2006
(Bottle 75 cl) Comes as: "Thorogoods Billy B’s Rock Sida 2000". A very unusual brew with all the water in the brewing process being substituted by apple must. Pours a slightly hazy orangey golden with a lightly creamy, off-white head. Lightly acidic, fruity nose - but it’s not distinctly apples I sense here, some almost tropical aromas. Full-bodied with very fruity, vinous almost perfumy accents. And then an almost Brett-like acidity. A very unusual and unique experience but certainly an excellent one. Thanks to Jacob for sharing. 160206

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2006 Bottled. Billy B’s Rock Sida 2000. Hazy amber coloured. Huge acidic aroma of apples, vinegar and pineapples with some notes of fruit sirup and Obstler. Acidic flavour with some sweetness. Loads of fresh and slightly unripe pineapples, apples and pears. Dry and acidic. Lambic-like complexity. Lingering finish with some bitterness. Extremely good and interesting. Thanks a lot Mullet!


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