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Fallen Apple - Furthermore Beer

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Reviews: 66
Hads: 110
Avg: 3.3
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Golden2wenty1 on 10-25-2006

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this at the Bryant lake Bowl on tap. I have been trained that apple flavors in beer are an off-flavor so I approach this beer with more than a little trepidation.
A: Crystal clear copper amber with a ½” quickly dissipating white foam collar.
S: bread and apple aromas
T: It starts sweet and quickly becomes tart with a green apple finish
F: Light, refreshing and effervescent.
O: This is almost a cider with a very light malt touch. I am not a fan but cider lovers and non-beer drinkers might like it.

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Photo of jwc215
3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours deep golden with champagne-like bubbles rising to form a thin white head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is between apple juice and apple cider.

The taste is of apple with some cracker/bread. Crisp finish.

Crisp and refreshing, it's a cream ale with apple juice. And, that's what it is.

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Photo of kkleu357
3.32/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Light body. Reminds me of Redds. Sweet caramel apple aroma. Pretty good tasting. Kind of tastes like Spotted Cow with apples. Slight banana flavors as well. Not up there with New Glarus Apple Ale, but would drink again.

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Photo of SleepyDrunk
3.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

Pours a light/coppery yellow color with a light white head. Head dissolves quickly.

Not a terrible strong nose, but the apple scent certainly comes out. Very light and crisp.

A bit of an 'empty beer' as far as cream ale's go, but as a man who loves sour apples I enjoyed this beer. Nothing complex or groundbreaking about it, but a nice fall beer for those who like tart ales.

A crisp, dry beer that is well carbonated. Starts tart and finishes tart - apple lingers on the tongue through the finish.

A tasty little ale that I had higher hopes for. With that said, I would drink this again if it was served at a party but I don't think I would purchase for myself.

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Photo of Lofty
2.23/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I had high hopes for this six-pack. Cream Ale sounded pleasant although I have scarcely had one before and being huge fan of a good cider I figured this would be a homerun. The flavor was just off-putting for my taste, the apple/cider was overly sweet and completely unbalanced with the ale which left a strange aftertaste. I ended up giving 4 of the 6 bottles to friends to try and they had similar feelings, however, we agreed this would be a great ingredient for beer-bread.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.28/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slight, white head. Soft aroma of apples., but a malty biscuit aroma behind that. Golden color. Starts off tart and bright like a cider, then it transitions quickly into a rich malt finish after the tartness peaks. There is a slight hop flavor in the switching in this one.

Not bad at all. I like the apple upfront, and the malt back.

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Photo of Florida9
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear yellow amber in color. Forms a smallish-sized fizzy head that fizzes away nearly as quickly as it forms, leaving just a light ring around the edge and no lacing.

S: Aroma is pleasant, though light. Mostly a blend of light pale malts and green apples.

T: Taste is not as pleasant. Not bad, but not great either. Starts off with a lightly sweet, sour green apple quality. Then some mild grainy malts and even a bit of a sour corn flavor. This beer has a certain sourness to it, but it's not the acetic acid/wild ale/lactic quality; it's much more of the Adjunct Lager sourness, with some apple flavoring.

M: Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Mild tartness that lingers on the tongue. Virtually no bitterness.

O: I was looking for NG Apple Ale when I came across this one at a store in Madison. The sales person advised me this was the superior beer. I'm going to have to disagree. And while I'll readily admit I'm generally a critic of the Cream Ale style, I'll also say this beer isn't going to prove me wrong, either. Drinkable, but not that I'd want to.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into Cheers drinking mug. Served chilled...

A) Honey colored brew that even with an aggressive pour yielded just under a finger of soapy head. The head quickly dissipated to a collar. No lacing...

S) Light malt, grains, grass and granny smith apples.

T) Like a beer/hard cider combo. The apple component was similar to a Strongbow cider or Woodchuck Granny Smith. The finish is quite grassy/leafy, almost the flavor one might imagine they'd find chewing up twigs, or eating the entire apple core.

M) Medium to lighter medium body. This starts out with the pleasing smoothness one might expect from a good cream ale, but quickly drifts into an aftertaste that is zesty/prickly and lingering. This coats the palate, and decreases the quality of the mouthfeel experience.

O) I can appreciate what the brewer is going for here, but as far as apple beers are concerned, I guess I prefer the all in approach, like New Glarus's Apple Ale. This one has some nice cream ale qualities, but the apple cider incorporated into the process just doesn't work for me. I found it pretty interesting, but not as enjoyable as I was hoping for. Even so, it was worth a try. Cheers...

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Saturated golden color with a single finger head that fizzles out in about a minute and didn't leave much lacing behind.

S. Tart and sour apple aroma all the way.

T. Lightly soured apples hit at first and resolve sweeter at a gentle pace due to the cream ale base, but also has a puckery acidity in the finish that you typically get from a dry cider.

M. Medium body and carbonation levels, good medium length for the finish.

It really does come across as more like a cider than a beer. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but be aware before you consume and you won't get something you weren't expecting!

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Photo of GoalieRon33
3.32/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If you want your beer to taste like apples, then go for this stuff. Its pretty good:
A- Cider-like darkness. Strong coloration
S- Soury apples...Slightly citrus. Bready, yeasty
T- Right on par with what you would expect. Very appleish. Fun taste. Not overwhelming, but solid.
M- Not too watery. Nothing spectacular, but decently solid body.
O- A fun beer to drink to change things up. Sour apples taste great, and they go well with beer. Top to bottom, not the most impressive beer I've ever had, but still a pretty solid brew.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
3.77/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Pours a golden color with a slight head that is pure white.

S- Smells very sour. Smells just like a Flemish brown ale. distinctly of apples and yeast.

T- Taste is right off the bat distinctly of apples mixed with bananas. Ends with a very sweet taste. Perfect for people who love sour and sweet.

M- gives a immediate sour sting that ends with a smooth sweet finish. Has a bubully coarse mouth feel.

Overall a Great Cream Ale. I can't help but think of Spotted Cow when I drink this. It is literally like an apple flavored Spotted Cow. Very good, Would definitely buy again.

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Photo of syrupjoe
2.61/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark gold color with half finger white head that dissipates quickly. Crystal clear.

Nose gives off notes of vanilla, butterscotch, and browned apples. Smells a bit like diacetyl.

Taste is tart, slightly sweet, very bitter in an aspirin/cigarette sort of way, and makes my mouth pucker up.

Moderate to low carbonation. Creamy. Overall a rather disappointing beer. A cool concept, but poorly executed. Pretty bad taste with a worse aftertaste. Maybe this would be better fresh?

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Photo of Knapp85
3.57/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a dark golden color with a thin white head on top that doesn't really stick around very long. The smell of the beer had a pretty nice light apple cider like aroma to it. The taste of the beer was pretty good but it just doesn't have a whole lot of apple punch to it. The mouthfeel has a thin body, lightly carbonated and kind of watery. Overall I feel that this beer could be pretty awesome if Furthermore could just kick it up a notch in the flavors. I would drink it again though because I really like Apple Ales.

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Photo of NuclearDolphin
4.37/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 12oz Pilsner Glass

Appearance - Pours a slightly dark golden color with a slight haziness and 1 finger head that stays around for a minute before disappearing. Lots of carbonation at first before tapering off.

Smell - There's some apple cider in here along with some yeast and surprisingly prevalent malty notes. The smell kind of reminds me of a dry cider like Strongbow.

Taste - The strongest flavor is easily the apple cider and the fruity notes. You can also taste the malts, but the yeast smell is nowhere to be found in the flavor; Probably because of the strong cider flavor. The aftertaste is fairly dry, consisting of just a bittersweet apple flavor.

Mouthfeel - This is a VERY smooth and easy beer to drink. It's got a fairly light body and the carbonation is very tame, so it makes for an easy drink. In terms of drinkability, this is what a Cream Ale should feel like!

Overall - The flavor will be off putting to some of those who are not familiar with dry ciders or with those who don't like their beers with fruity flavoring. Aside from that, this is a pretty good Cream Ale, it drinks like a Cream Ale should!

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Photo of drabmuh
3.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

At the time of this review, this is the #27 top Cream ale according to the beeradvocate Top Beers - Cream Ale list, served in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Beer is light amber, hazy, no head, moderate carbonation, no lacing.

Aroma is sweet, apples, cidery, mild grain.

Beer is light in body and really unimpressive. Really unimpressive. Grainy at the finish, light and apple-y up front with a creaminess to the whole thing. This was an extra in a trade and this is also a style I don't really like, I've had much better cream ales though, this was a big disappointment.

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Photo of nukem5
3.22/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a nice clear color of golden deliciousness. nice thick layer of foamy goodness on top.

S: The smell is of granny smith apples ripe from the tree.

T: Taste is much of the same, with hints of jolly rancher sour apple in the back end.

M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth, nice carbonation level.

O: Would definitley drink this one again, very nice and easy to drink.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.96/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: bottle at Pinocchio's beer garden, Media, PA

Thanks to Andrew for sharing.

Poured a ambery-orange color, actually kind of reminiscent of a lighter apple juice. Little to no head to speak of, but some little carbonation bubbles here and there. Didn't get too much from the aroma, possibly because I was mainly smelling the cleaning solution of the glass...unless that actually was the beer. But sticking my nose in a little further, I detected just a bit of apple sweetness, surely more juice-like than cider-like. Taste was moderately decent, with light apples, sugar, and pale malts. I didn't really get much of a "cream ale" feel from it, honestly. Pretty light in the mouth, and just a bit filmy. Decent overall and fairly drinkable, but a bit bland and watery for me.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.27/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transcribed from notes dtd Sa, 09 Oct 2010.

My aggressive pour netted me two-plus fingers of eggshell-white head with excellent retention. There was no need to lean in for a sniff – the nose was like having bitten into a Red Delicious. Color was a beautiful golden-amber with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was medium with crisp apple tartness on the tongue. The label read “Cream Ale brewed with Apple Cider”, but the apple flavor was dominant. Finish was crisp and dry, but the effervescence lent it a quality that ordinary hard cider seems to lack. I am betting that the ABV is relatively low, making it perfect for a slow autumn afternoon.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.96/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean orange-ish/ yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, like a mellow apple cider. In the taste, mellow apple cider, but not as acidic as cider. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry cider like aftertaste. More a cider than a beer.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.57/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured at Bocktown on Thursday, fine pale hazed godlen hue with a complimentary white head, fine even alcing scattered in specks.

Aromatics offer up tart green apple with a sense of cereal grain malts backing it up, no real hop notes to present to the table.

Flavors combine not overtly cider qualities with a nice cream ale recipe, a beautiful mix of apple cider Granny Smith tartness with a sweet light corn infused golden ale.

Mouthfeel is light bodied slightly acidic, with moderate even carbonation nothing that blows the next beer you will drink out of the water so it's at least worthy a try.

Drinkability: Solid all around hybrid style that I hope to see more of, I like cider and a decent mass produced cream ale. Blend these two styles together and you have a nice mix of the two. Keep it going solid quality overall good experience.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff for sending me this one.

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.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.85/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden apple juice color with a thick white head that sticks around and no real lacing. Smells like apples and some little cream beer. Tastes like apple cider with some mild cream ale mixed in. Mouthfeel is medium with a little carbonation. Drinkability is decent.

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Photo of crossovert
2.63/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of kbutler1
3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of morimech
3.76/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color with a large white head that had excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy sheets of lacing is left on the glass. Do not remember many cream ales looking as good as this one. Aroma is a combination of green apples and cereal malt. The apple juice added something to this beer. It is well represented in the flavor as well. Adds an interesting, tart, green apple flavor that compliments the otherwise bland and uninteresting malt. Hop bitterness is non-existant. The beer may be just a bit undercarbonated for the style. Otherwise the body is good. A little bit more body than what is typically a lighter beer. Not something I could drink a lot of especially considering the high ABV. But a cream ale that is a little bit more interesting than most.

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77 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.