muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2016
22 ounce bottle from Woodman’s in Janesville, WI, served cold in a Guinness glass. Clear, bubbly amber-gold (apple juice) with a small-to-moderate smooth white head that decays fairly rapidly into a thin ring...nose of sweet apples, dried caramel, light alcoholic phenols, perhaps a bit of butterscotch...body fruity, rather alcoholic for it’s size, lightly tart throughout, growing drier and more overtly alcoholic and somewhat harsh by the finish...no hop presence; light pale malts give it a decent body but the strong alcohol presence makes for something rather syrupy and cloying. If I’d tasted this blind I would have guessed 9-11% - which is not what I want in an otherwise somewhat underpowered fruit beer. Kuhnhenn, this ain’t, alas. akoeninger (755) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
A good apple flavored beer. Nice and festive for the time. Fuller body than most hard ciders
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone propsync (33) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2013
The bomber says malt beverage brewed with apples. Meh. This smelled and looked good, and that was about the end of it. I’m not getting dopplebock anywhere. I’m getting a metallic aftertaste. I’m not impressed at all. crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2013
These guys are way too obsessed with doppelbocks. This one is good, nice cider character, helles bock underneath. ccex (1313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bomber pours a hazy golden/orange with an almost non-existent white head and no lacing. Aroma is full of tart apples with light spices and some butterscotch. Taste us bitter - mostly tart apples. Body is medium with lively carbonation and a short bitter finish, with a somewhat odd malty aftertaste. I wish this was more like a doppelbock than hard apple cider. Could use some more complexity.
cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
On tap at Dexters, pours a clear amber with no head, the aroma is of straight apples with nothing else, almost cider like, the flavor is much of the same, mouthfeel is smooth, just ok. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bomber. Poured medium orange with a short-lived off-white head. The aroma picked up apple meat, caramel, and a little honey.. apple skins and light peppery spice around. The flavor found sweet and tart apples throughout.. a little honey and biscuity malt supported.. peppery alcohol and tart apple skins on the finish. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation on the palate.. too sharp at times.. ok overall. wlajwl (6812) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Aroma is caramel apples and strong butterscotch/toffee notes. The flavor is caramel apples, dryish malts, fruit, butterscotch/toffee and a tart finish. Decent but the butterscotch/toffee was slightly off-putting. beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear, light apple juice body, fairly effervescent. Medium fluffy, creamy white head, lasting with good lace. Aroma is mildly tart apple, sweet caramel malt backing - caramel apple? Medium to light body. Sweet, tart, somewhat sharp alcohol. A little crisp, some creaminess. Flavor has apples, caramel, alcohol. Almost like apple moonshine sort of - alcohol content very apparent. The beer improves a bit as the palate adjusts. Would like more complexity. jlruthven (612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Sample at Craftsman. Clear dark amber, 1/4 inch white head. Green apple aroma, a little chemical. Slightly slick on the mouthfeel, a little more apple, caramel, diacetyl in a big way as it warms. Huh.