Ventrithor (5) - CANADA - MAY 4, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love the ephemere batches. Fruity, and the apple must is a welcome change on the palate. Unfortunate they last only so long.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3rd of the sampler. Apple's a favorite flavor, will this let me down like the first two did? Appearance very similar to the 2001 (cranberry), very light amber with a smallish head and a bit of bubbling action. Nose is fresh, sweet apples and a hint of citrus, very nice. Flavor, sour apples, cream/vanilla, cherry medicinal coughdrops, kind of odd and difficult but I like it overall. Very soft, pillowy mouthfeel. The best of the series so far, though memories of New Glarus Apple Ale overwhelm it.
Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy pale yellow,immense white head.Vinegar & green apple nose.Light apple taste with just enough yeast. Great balance
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly cloudy bright yellow w/ lots of carbonation. Massive white, pillowy head. Pleasant yeast & green apple aroma. Light, spritzy feel. Crisp green apple & vinous flavours (sort of like wine gum). Spicy & yeasty as well.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a big rapidly diminishing head. Straw coloured. Aromas of apple and a touch of malt. Interesting flavour of apple, vert apple but not overdone. Like a cider. Well done, but just not what I'd call a beer
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear yellow amber. Aroma full of apple. Guess what? Flavor of apples! Subdued candy flavor (sweet and tart). More like a apple cider than a beer.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet apple nose. Dry champagne like palate. Light, airy, and refreshing. Very quenching. A good cross of cider and beer.
omhper (18759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Yellow and cloudy. Rich very estery cnadyish apple bubblegum aroma. Sweet and medium bodied, domintaed by fresh green apples. I really don't know what to make of it.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful fluffy head with incredible lacing. Aroma is fruity with a great green apple dominance. Body is pale and hazy much like a wheat beer. Taste is fantastic as the apple is present but not overwhelming. Aftertaste is a gentle sweet apple. Very balanced beer. Solid fruit beer. Only complaint is that it was a bit tiresome after drinking the whole 750ml.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blond color, giant head, fine perlage. Deep fruity aroma, of green apple, cider, wood, sugar, violet, delicate strawberry and ananas. Pretty dry, with some malt and green apple. Difficult to conceive a valid palate for such beer. Original, not terrific but well brewed; couldn't drink too much.