omhper (17472) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear nut brown, minimal head. Restrained cinnamon and apple aroma. Fruity sweet and sour flavour. Medium bodied with clean mouthfeel. Light caramel behind apple and spices. Low bitterness. Quite interesting flavour, but the hard, clean malt is not acting to it’s advantage.
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark amber colour with brief, off-white head. Fruity, spicy nose with notes of apples and dried fruit, slightly burned. Fruity, spicy taste with fried apples, dried fruit, rubber and a touch of brett? Not very bitter, medium body. Interesting, rather weird beer with a touch of calvados. More interesting than brilliant though.
notalush (4173) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2009
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I bought this because I found a bomber for tree-fiddy, but man, I probably wouldn’t even pay half that for this again - this is truly vile - like someone mixed equal parts shit-ass apple cider and shit-ass wheat beer - a bit of phenolic character, apple skins, dry spices (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon) - a really odd and off-putting herbal bitterness (yarrow or something) - sandalwood, dried flowers, reminiscent of sucking on specialty soaps from Bath and Body Works - I normally think this brewer doesn’t get enough love, but in this case, they really f-ed this one up - terrible - if it weren’t for the decent aroma, this would score much lower.
noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap @ Jerry’s. Copper color w/ a tiny beige head. Fairly one-dimensional aroma of apples w/ vague anise. Flavors of cider, cinnamon, some anise and vaguely spicy. Light body w/ acidity and a dry finish. Flavor suffers from sweet, boiled candy flavors. One positive: sweetness not overdone as in many ciders. Disappointing on the whole.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Intense appley cider-like aroma, along with some elements of perfume. The flavor starts out with a very strong apple cider taste, with some secondary cinnamon and clove spiciness, but ends on a very unappealing (accidental pun) potpourri note...I’m almost getting an abhorrent "old lady perfume" kind of vibe in the aftertaste and a weird scented dresser drawer kind of hint.
Lowe1983 (1297) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Huge apple aroma right after opening the bottle. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices. Really complex aroma once you get passed the apple. Apple and the spices come out on the flavor, but there’s something funky in the flavor that I’m not to fond of. This brew had some potential but lost it in the flavor.
jaymobrown (1508) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright apple nose with some spinach. A bit of horse blanket funk thrown in. Murky cider color. Some white chunky head. Tastes like a cider, but with some better malt and vegetable groundings. Nice and tangy with some vinegar notes. A note of alcohol? Enjoyable and tasty. Great for the rainy spring evening in Chicago.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Blind Tiger. Poured a clear medium orange color with an off white head. Pretty simple stuff. Smelled and tasted like carbonated spiced apple cider. Chicory, cinnamon, apple and nutmeg flavors. Slightly sweet. So so.
badgerben (4253) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper/reddish color with a very thin head. Strong, very strong apple aroma. Like freshly pressed cider. Light malt. Dry malt and grain taste. The apples turns from fresh and sweet in the aroma to a dried and earthy taste. Light astringency. The apple becomes more pronounced as it warms closer to room temp.
jahmokie (15) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bomber. color is dark amber. aroma is cider, nutmeg, and cinnamon. palate is honeyed with a spicy bite. slight carbonation. a decent brew.