bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pale, golden body with a thin white head. A little lacing.
Yeast, apple and bubblegum dominate the aroma. Peppery, spiciness too. Maybe some lactic acid as the beer warms.
Tart apple, coriander and nice phenolic yeast flavors abound. Some bitterness but I don't think it's from hops.
Light bodied and crisp.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
stunning, sunshine-gold body with a fluffy white head. yeast, champagne and apple to the nose. flavors include yeast, green apple and some hops. dry finish with some added fairy dust. as beer warms there is more of a gala apple flavoring. enjoyable and bubbly.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous brew. I could've become fixated on the lovely, tiny rising carbonation. Soapy, clingy head. Yeasty, spicy/sour (gueuze) aroma. Lovely, fresh apples abound but do not overpower the tripel-like qualities. One of the best fruit beers out there.
DYCSoccer17 (3663) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy blonde with a quickly dissipating mild white head. The aroma of apples were noticed the second this 12 oz bottle was opened. There is the apple aroma, but there is also a weird foul aroma to go along with it. The star of this beer is very carbonated--too carbonated and there is not much flavor. This turns into alcoholic liquid apple pie in the finish though. I think this is too carbonated, and the start just kills this beer. The finish is lovely, though. A very difficult beer to rate because there are positives and negatives.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The instant I opened the bottle, a rush of apple filled the air. I poured a half pint (I shared the other half with my brother) of the hazy light golden colored brew. I poured a thick head, which diminished moderately fast. I didn't know what to make of the aroma initially, I definately smell apple, but something pungent also makes me wonder what this will taste like. The first taste is not good. Maybe it is just because I have tasted 3 very dark, complex brews earlier today. I don't like it a lot early, but it grows on me. My brother mentions apple pie and I find that an incredibly accurate portrayal of this beer. It is quite carbonated, but as I get to the end of the half pint, I really enjoy this beer after a lot of the carbonation has subsided. Tough to rate, but not difficult to drink.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow in appearance. Apple flavor isn't that strong so it doesn't overpower. I preferred the unflavored Ephemere but this one comes second.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
complex apple and curacao aroma, cloudy yellow with a lively white head, tastes like apple pie with lots of creamy coriander notes, nice and full flavored for such a light beer, awesome sour apple finish
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmm...I can't say I'm crazy for this one. A nice appearance and tart apple nose, but the flavor is lacking in depth and fullness. It goes from SMELLING like a fruit beer to TASTING almost like an average wheat beer.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I would compare this one very much to an apple tart. This would go nicely as a dessert beer. It is just right, not too sweet with just the right amount of apple in the nose, the mouth and the aftertaste. Extremely hazy with a creamy, frizzy head, in the appearance looks like a witbier. Very balanced and extremely tasty.
theakston (64) - arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an excellent Summer beer. Apples dominate the nose and the taste but do not completely overwhelm. Still a fine belgian style beer with subtle malty sweetnes to balance the acidity of the apples. Very refreshing