jsquire (4483) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2004
When I opened the bottle I got a huge whiff of apple cider. Honey and apple cider. There was very little carbonation in this and the head never really gave it much of a try. Cidery look to it. This is definitely an apple flavored beer, with hints of cinnimon and honey. Too sweet. I was expecting more from this beer, but it is an interesting use of apple in beer. heemer77 (5357) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Dark amber colored body with a thin off white head. Lots of carbonation in the glass. Aroma is tart Jonathon and Granny Smith apples. Much more intense aroma than most ciders. Also notes of fresh pie crust. The taste is less over the top, but still smacks you in the face. Fresh apples abound in this. However, they are not tart. Apple core and some bread and spicing come through. I can’t pull put any hop bittering. I am sad to say that while I am big fan of apples, NG fruit beers and ciders, this does not come together well. The tartness of their other fruit beers keeps them from being overwhelmingly fruity and sweet. This is too much apples and sweetness. Gets cloying very quickly. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Thanks EDA. Golden with a white head. Appley sweeet alcohol aroma? Sweet malty alcohol flavor. Sweet finish. This is just too sweet for me. Not sure why my notes say alcohol on this one, it it is indeed 3.8%... mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Thanks EDA. Golden with a white head. Appley sweet. Sweet malty flavor. Finish is sweet. Too sweet for me though. Ok. Just too sweet.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2004
I usually comment on a beer’s appearence, then aroma, then flavor but I decided to do a little something different when reviewing this beer. The "overall effect." The color and head retention is lacking. The aroma is far too subtle (apple skins, juice, mulsh). It does have a very nice apple flavor, representing the fruit very well. But overall, it’s very one dimensional and still, too sweet for my palate.
Ungstrup (37558) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
A brown beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of apples. The flavor is sweet with an OK presence of apples as well as slight notes of malt, and a dry end. CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a dark, cloudy amber body with a thin, almonde coloured head. Nose of apple Slush Puppy. Very pitted, banana flavour with a sweet malt base. A tad syrup and artificial. Not my style but very good none the less. Many thankis to Muzzlehatch for sharing this at the 1st Annual Ciderwinder Tasting in Ottawa... MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Nice copper pour witha thin head. Aroma is more of a lager yeast with a small apple smell. Flavor comes off as with a simple apple and malt marriage. Really not on par with NG’s other fruit beers, but still a quality beer. This would go great with pork chops. Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Thanks to John at Boulevard for sharing this beer. Pours a muscat color. Aroma of apples, reisling and tojkai. Flavor is rich and fresh apples. Dry, smooth finish..very nice beer. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. pourd gold with a thin white ring that fades away. aroma of apple and cinnamon. flavor for me was pretty much straight up apple juice. medium body and medium carbonation. this was good but just to much like juice for me, which accounts for the low overall.