arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of ughsmash, light orange color, looks like apple juice. First whiff is apples and apple juice, surprise! Smells really sweet, not sure if I like it. Very strange taste, like the malts are wrestling the apples for control of the beer. Not a bad beer at all just very, very weird.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-27-2009 03:33:42 BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle. Poured a pink-tinged golden color with a short-lived, thin off-white head that diminished to a light ring. Aroma of red apples, cherry pie filling, some sugary sweetness, and a faint wheatiness. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with some tart hints of apple that finishes with a cidery sweetness. Low carbonation, sweet on the palate. Overall, too one dimensional for my tastes. It seemed more like a sweet cider. I’ll stick with the Berliner weiss. kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Gillard. Pours a clear amber color with virtually no head. Aroma is decidedly fruity and sweet with strong notes of apple, apple cider, and some sweet honey and caramel notes. Flavor is sweet and syrupy with notes of citrus, apples, apple cider, pear, fresh floral overtones. Generally light-bodied with a sweet and syrupy finish. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2009
12 oz bottle. Crystal clear copper with a thin white head. Nose is apple juice and dough, faint toffee. Really interesting. Not quite a cider and only in the finish reminding me of a beer. Crisp but not sharp, juicy with light drying. Taste is mostly apple, some cherry, a bit of cinnamon, faint lemon pith and apple peel. I wanted to be challenged but this was still good. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 12oz Bottle. Very very interesting nose that combines fresh apple cider,
with the deeper husky parts of the malt, and the softer sides
of apple cider vinegar. Complex and enticing. Pours a crystal
clear vibrant bright orange fire, bubbling as champagne and
lifting an edge of white to the corners of the glass. Flavor is
high and fluffy, bringing a delicate, blossoming rich apple
character to my lips. So sweetly perfumed, yet not cloying.
This is awesome. The malt stiffens the backbone of the beer.
Incredible elegant grace. A calvados like alcohol brims over
the glass edges and adds an edge of refinement to the finish. I
cannot imagine a more perfect marriage of apple and ale. Soft,
light and airy. A heavenly beer.
sunevdj (4087) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2009
My liquid christmas card from Kimber. Pours a clear golden with a tiny white head. Smells of stearin with a hint of apple juice. Sweet with aromas of applejuice. Medium bodied. Tiny hints of stearin. Quite high carbonation. Crispy dry finish. Reminds me of a cider with a bit more body. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
In short: An apple pie in a bottle. Light and extra clean. It is what it is, a little oddity fun in small quantities.markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2009
How: Bottles, 2008 unplugged release. Bottles received from MatSciGuy, thanks a lot Levi. Consumed fresh and shared at tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Clear golden body with almost no head
In long: Nose of apple pie with cinnamon. Taste is really apple pie with cinnamon, crisp crust and all. An overall sensation of crumble. Medium carbonation, very light body. This is a very very clean beer, a bit too sparkling clean for my liking. This beer has very little body and the mouthfeel is rather boring. I understand it’s a 3.8% beer but New Glarus have proven they can make nourishing full body fruit beer with a similar gravity. Also while this original taste is kind of fun the first few sips it quickly gets tiresome. On one hand I admire the originality of this offering but on the other hand this is not something I could drink regularly or in large quantities. So I have mix feeling about it like a cheap fat Texan standing in front of a free all-you-can eat fruits and vegetables buffet.
Bottle courtesy of Gillard. Pours an apple juice golden color with a small off-white head. Nose is apple cider, sugar, spice, butter, and goodness. Flavor is red, green, and yellow apples with cinnamon/sugar spice, and it finishes smoothly with a wonderful Grandma’s house feeling. I can imagine this beer on a cold Wisconsin afternoon. Very nice. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Bottle courtesy of dkachur on 01/18/2009. Clear golden copper body with a medium creamy off-white head. Huge green apple aroma with lots of sugar. Big apple juice flavor with spicee and sugary notes. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Unplugged bottle from Winter ’08 from Piggly Wiggly in North Kenosha. Pours amber colored/apple juice looking. Fizzy disappearing head, like a fizzy cider. Nose is fresh apple juice and some light beer notes of sweet malts. Pretty pleasant. Taste is sweet and definitely apple flavored. Beer is super effervescent. Aftertaste melds into a cider finish with malt taste. Definitely not dry, sweeter than I’d expect. Interesting, though more like an alcopop than beer, really.