crossovert (11005) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Great up fornt, like unsweetened cinnamon applesauce, but the finish is reminiscent of sorghum and kills it.
nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Vintage. Sweet candied cinnamon apple aroma. Murky amber brown. Pretty unique, well executed. Comes off like an apple pie beer. Mild and medium bodied. Quite a nice flavor, smooth malt, cinnamon, apple. The rye really adds a layer of depth. Cool seasonal offering.
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/10/12. 2011 vintage on tap at their pre-GTMW party. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Big cinnamon and spice aroma with hints of apple and caramel. Light cinnamon and apple in the flavor along with hints of corn chips. Eh.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A cloudy copper with a thin head that lasts. Good apple aroma, hint of cinnamon. Wonderful apple flavor, moderately sweet, hint of cinnamon. Medium body, almost silky, a little spiciness from the rye. A wonderful fall ale. Luckily I have some left in a keg in my kegerator.
arkurzynski (2185) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber-orange. Aroma is mild apple with pretty heavy cinnamon and a trace of plastic/vinyl. Light toasted malt with watery apple acidity. Again cinnamon largely dominates.
Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Vintage brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear amber colored brew with a creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates to a white ring. Aroma of caramel malt, tart apple and a hint of cinnamon. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of caramel malt, tart apples, cinnamon and a touch of dry rye malt. Finish is semi-dry with a lingering cinnamon aftertaste and tart apple.
madvike (3191) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vintage - Pours hazy brown orange with a thin off-white head. Not a ton of nose on this one. Non-descript maltiness and a bit of caramel. The taste is better--tart apple, baking spice, mineral, and a touch of bready sweet malt. A little biting carbonation hides the flavor on this one. Not my favorite fruit beer, but worthy of a try.
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At the brewery before the penn state Wisconsin game. Go Penn State. Pours a murky light brown with a thin head. Smell is cinnomin and some light apple smell. Taste upfront is meh kinda off but the finish is awesome. I can’t even discribe the front it’s kinda bitter but the finish totally makes up for it. The finish is no joke apple pie crust and all. If you can get past the initial taste the after math is well worth it.
Brigadier (3505) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub
A goblet of this was just a bit too much. Even so a solid and interesting experiment I think this was on the right track. Less cidery than some apple based beers its biggest flaw is being somewhat heavy for only 5% ABV.
Aroma / Appearance - A hazy amber body shimmers in the dim light. Long clear legs are unusual for the low alcohol. Granny smith apples mix with malts resulting in a straightforward and effective nose.
Flavor / Palate - Granny smith apples left to ferment provide a light feel. This turns more cidery over time but is light enough that the palate isn’t worn down. Somehow though it is filling so that by the end of the generous pour I had to take a break before tackling a few more samples.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vintage Brewpub. Hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma of cinnamon apple, malt and mild grains. Drinks somewhere between a beer and a cider with fresh apple skins, cinnamon, light rye and sweet malt. Semi-tart, not bad.