craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
tasting on 3/19/11. golden pour with a 1/4" white head. sweet apple nose with green grapes. cloyingly sweet, very tart and cidery. dry tart finish. crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
12 oz bottle.
It pours a light apple juice color with a foamy white head.
Smells like apple juice mixed with vanilla icing.
Cream ales just aren’t my thing I guess. It is like drinking vanilla/malt/apple flavored soda.
Non beer drinkers will like it
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-28-2010 22:28:32 alobar (3778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Straw yellow-orange with a white fizzy head. Aroma of grain, and apple. Lots of apple flavor-sweet, tart with just a hint of grain. Decent carbonation-like a champagne. Didn’t know what to expect, but rather liked this one. brokensail (16444) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
A: The beer is super carbonated and the pour results in a massive white head that takes quite some time to settle down. Eventually one can see a clear orange-straw colored beer.
S: There’s definitely a big cider note to the nose which provides a nice apple sweetness to it. There’s some light malt notes and a slight tartness as well. It’s pretty simple, but not bad.
T: Sweet apples and grain/malt up front. There’s a lot of cider notes to it and really not all that much of the cream ale. There’s a touch of spice, it seems, and a general fruitiness to it.
M: The body is light to medium with a high level of carbonation.
D: This and the New Glarus Apple Ale were/are pretty interesting. I liked it, but at some points I was thinking, I would rather just have a cider. madvike (3260) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle - Pours a clear golden amber with a fluffy white head. Not a lot of apple on the nose--kind of a sugary white grape/apple mix with some lactic sourness that almost borders on rotting. Not as crisp and clean as New Glarus’s Apple Ale, and must sweeter than something like Ephemere. The taste...I gotta agree with a previous reviewer that called this apple cider with some light beer mixed in. It tastes like a blend that didn’t quite integrate. The sweet/tart of the cider hits first, with the maltiness of the cream ale in the middle, and the apple peel and tartness lingering through the finish. An interesting mix, but one that ends up not working very well.
LinusStick (3456) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Blah. A boring fruit beer. Aroma was very weak. Could pick up a hint of apple if sniffed for a while. Pour was a medium gold with plenty of rising bubbles and a thin white ring for a head. Taste was like seltzer water with a mild sour apple aftertaste. Nothing more. Nice carbonation gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
This is certainly a really good fruit beer. Great aroma of apple and a huge head with alot of fizy carbonation in a hazy orange beer. I like the way this brewery infuses different flavors in their beers. nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2010
I’m a sucker for ciders, so this beer is refreshing change for fall beers. Not a huge aroma, but a slight apple aroma is present. Slightly tart with a refreshing bubbly mouthfeel. Granny smith apples taste combined with a light, creamy ale. Nice change for a cider lover. kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a clear golden color with a white collared head. It honestly looks like apple juice. Sweet apple cider aroma in the nose with little else, maybe some slight spice. Sweet apple flavor upfront wtih some tartness, some cherry flavors as well. This beer is pretty sweet but it’s decent for a fruit beer. Having had New Glarus Unplugged Apple Ale today, I would say this is an ok substitute but not as good as teh NG. Medium/light mouthfeel. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Sampled on draft at 3 Rivers 6 Pack this beer poured a dark caramel-amber color with a small white head that produces some lacing. The aroma was tart, fruity, citric and a bit yeasty. The flavor was tart, tangy and bitter with notes of lemon, perfume and bread. The finish was long, bitter, tart and citric. Medium body. Uninspired.