Fallen Apple - Furthermore Beer
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Reviews by SiepJones:
3.23/5 rDev -3.9%
Poured into a Victory Pint
A: Pours a copper/amber with lots of carbonation and about an inch and half of fluffy/fizzy head. There is plenty of clarity from one side of the glass to the other. This beer looks like a sparkling wine.
S: Some malt and yeast with lots of apple in the flavor in the nose of this beer.
T: The flavor is of a crisp and sweet apple, and a slight touch of vinegar tartness. The vinegar tartness at the end is very subtle.
M: Mouth is very crisp, with lots of carbonation.
D: A drinkable beer as it is light and has a good flavor, but really how much apple beer can a person take. For me I am only going to have one.
11-07-2010 00:28:04 | More by SiepJones
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3.5/5 rDev +4.2%
12 oz bottle at Natt Spil poored into a pint glass
The partners from this brewery must be great hustlers because their beers keep appearing everywhere I turn in south central Wisconsin.
Appearance: Apple juice with a thin beige head. Good lacing.
Aroma: sweet apple bread but not potently
Taste: sweet apples, biscuits, slight back of the palate tartness
Mouthfeel: sweet, wet front. Creamy middle. Dry, grainy finish
Tastes like a light English ale blended with apple juice
Very drinkable but not very exciting
11-16-2006 19:58:36 | More by DaPeculierDane
4.35/5 rDev +29.5%
Purchased from Blue Max Liquors in Burnsville, MN. Pours a clear, light coppery orange body with a thin white head that falls to a cap. Aroma is of clean malt and faint apple. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation. Smooth malt flavors lead to just a hint of apple in the finish with no detectable bitterness. Very refreshing. I had expected this to be overly apple flavored and syrupy, but it had great drinkability and gives a new take on a light cream ale. Well done, Furthermore!
01-07-2010 19:26:54 | More by blackearth
3.55/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
02-25-2011 19:51:44 | More by WVbeergeek
3.85/5 rDev +14.6%
(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer has a crystal clear deep brown body with a big bubbles gliding to the surface. There is a thing bubbly head that fades to a film pretty quickly.
S- The soft sweet smell of yellow apples comes through with a light sweetness of pale malt.
T- The light tartness of apples is followed by a soft candy sweetness and a light cream note. The soft pale malt note comes through with a corn hint and a champaign note at the finish. There is a light tang that lingers after the finish.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a tight fizz at the finish.
D- This beer has some bright fresh apple flavor with some nice cream ale qualities. Flavors are smooth and refreshing.
12-30-2007 15:44:20 | More by rhoadsrage
2.65/5 rDev -21.1%
Clear bronze cider colored with a rapidly dying gray-beige head that collects and retains as a collar.
Apple juice nose, between sweet and sour, and above all, simply, apple.
In fact, that line defines the taste as well: All apple juice, sweet first, then sour. What partially works in the aroma, doesn't in the taste. This lacks the funkiness and nuance that whole apple beers and ciders can produce. There is no intrigue here, you're promised apples, and that's precisely what arrives. It simply lacks basic beer traits And if they aren't lacking (as a Cream Ale doesn't usually exude a lot of individualistic flair), they are simply masked. There is a small, rubbery bitterness at the close, but sweet apples and sour apples ride long into the finish.
This packs a decent amount of CO2 up front, but is dies over time, leaving a tacky, semi-cloying glass of semi-cider.
This is more for the malternative crowd, and while it delivers what's promised, I wish they would have lied and sneaked more beer into this. I'm struggling to get to the bottom of this glass.
But if you can't get enough apple juice, here is your "beer" of choice.
10-30-2008 08:09:09 | More by cokes
3.43/5 rDev +2.1%
Picked up a single at Riley's here in Madison. Described as a "Cream Ale Brewed With Apple Juice" so I entered it as a Cream Ale. Sue me.
Pour: apple juice/macro yellow under a cm of off-white head that fizzles quickly to a ring.
Nose: musty cracker malts, hint of tart apple. Not a whole lot going on.
Taste: solid cream ale base - smooth biscuit malts and some grain, tart apple juice comes in the middle, though subtly. The finish is cracker dry with a lingering grain finish.
Feel: light and bubbly, on the thin side but standard for a cream ale.
Drinkability/Overall: another solid if not underwhelming beer from Furthermore. The apple is present but restrained as was the pepper in their Knot Stock. I like what they're trying to do, I just feel all of their beers are too...safe. It's hard to find shelf space around here if you're not going to do something to garner interest. Best of luck to them, however.
10-25-2006 04:37:56 | More by Golden2wenty1
3.5/5 rDev +4.2%
12oz single, Riley's
Props have to be given to furthermore...in a saturated market they keep brewing obscure styles
appearance: pours into a sweetwater pint glass, hazy golden amber body with a creamy beige head and pretty nice lacing...looks a bit like apple juice i'd say
smell: bready malt structure injected with apple juice, a little tart and sugary...not too exciting
taste: I wont have a problem drinking this beer because i like apples and eat at least 1 a day, but i dont think its a particularly well made beer (unlike knot stock, which i very much liked). It just tastes too much like motts apple juice on top of bready malt, which i guess isnt that bad of a thing. Perhaps i just expected more a fresh apple compliment.
mouthfeel: syrupy, medium body
11-14-2006 01:42:42 | More by dirtylou
2.75/5 rDev -18.2%
A- Golden bronze in color. Transparent. Head is 1/4" and fairly soft; not rocky at all.
S- Green apples dominate the nose with lighter malt aromas. I cannot detect any hops.
T- Sour green apples dominate again with nothing else to balance. Very one dimensional and doesnt really seem like a cream ale to me.
M- High carbonation sting and thin. Not very true to style.
D- I am definitely open to trying new beers and I am glad I could experience this one. However, I would not seek this one out.
Special thanks to asmokingoat for this one as part of the Local Beer and Glass BIF.
10-19-2008 21:46:41 | More by MMAJYK
3.78/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
11-14-2010 19:26:56 | More by morimech
3.13/5 rDev -6.8%
A 12 oz bottle from the Brass Rail Deli.
A: The cream ale is has a the look of a glass of apple juice, a golden bronze with more than a little brown for depth. Despite the darker color, the ale remaints translucent (although I can't see carbonation stream). No head on pour; nothing more than a wispy band afterwards.
S: The nose is sweet with apple juice. That sugary presence overpowers the delicate maltiness of the cream ale. Biscuit is slow to emerge, but it always pales behind the apple.
T: The sweetness of the apples continue to dominate. The sugary juice seems cider-esque except for the absence of alcohol. A little shot of booziness amongst the sweetness would held immeasurably. Cream ale? Maltiness? It takes a while before the flavors show up and add a biscuity flavor, apple dumpling if you will, to the mix.
M: You better like apple... The mouthfeel is sugary sweet with a biscuity flavor that is late to the party. Very similar to apple juice, especially with lower carbonation levels.
D: Drinkable enough but the preponderance of apple doesn't make me want to have another one.
02-27-2010 01:59:15 | More by akorsak
3.18/5 rDev -5.4%
Pours a light brown to amber body into an Arcadia tulip glass. Virtually identical to apple juice, in color and clarity. A finger of loose foam settles to a white ring with partial skim.
Earthy, musty yeast smell, initially mixed with sliced apples, but the sweetness seemed to disappear. It could use more of an apple aroma to distinguish itself.
Taste has a bit of apple tartness, a flash of green jolly rancher sweetness, before the corn and pale malt take over the middle and aftertaste. Feel is slightly creamy, but it looks filtered without much yeast to give it added body. Finishes slightly dry, with a long corny/malty aftertaste. One bottle was manageable, but this won't be a repeat for me. $1.99 from Riley's, Madison.
01-06-2008 20:04:59 | More by emerge077
2.8/5 rDev -16.7%
12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. No date or info.
A - Tons of carbonation bubbles floating through the beautifully clear, crisp golden yellow beer. A one-finger white head lowered fairly fast to a ring and bits of poorly formed lace.
S - Fresh apple basket appears right away but quickly changes to an apple juice aroma with hints at pilsner malts and apple cider spice. Let it sit long enough and it loses all aroma and appeal.
T - Apple juice is hinted at but not with enough fullness to make it a key factor. The result is a lackluster, semi-sweet pale malt flavor with a tart hint.
M - Crisp and light-bodied with full, soda-like carbonation, Fallen Apple has a moderately sweet feel and light tart finish.
D - This beer falls short on all accounts. It needs more of everything. Just one-dimensional and boring for a beer that has the potential to be so much more.
03-23-2010 04:40:35 | More by BeerFMAndy
2.6/5 rDev -22.6%
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?
12-27-2011 20:32:34 | More by syrupjoe
4.1/5 rDev +22%
First beer of the night. Like apples and like beer. Put em together? Can't be that bad.
A - Poured into my pub glass I get a ton of carbonation. Most impressive part about this beer. Looks pretty amber in color. Head quickly disappears into a ring of lacing. Sort of gives off a pop "fizz" when poured.
S - Smells sort of like someone apple spiced my Yuengling. Serious amber tones and mild sour apple funk. Hope it tastes better than it smells.
T - Not very bitter. Sour apples sting the tongue with a mild amber sweetness and very little to no lager bitterness. Apple and amber clash pretty well. Was impressed!
M - Very light. As I type I am about halfway done.
D - Well I have to take in the fact that it was a high price on the mix and match section (red dot) so a sixer will be around 13-14 dollars. Ouch! If I do see it for the price of Lancaster's beers (10-11 dollars) I would pick up a sixer. Overall a refreshing and (damn 6.2%? really) smooth for the ABV. Liked it.
10-03-2010 04:58:26 | More by DrDemento456
2.45/5 rDev -27.1%
A: Golden to slightly brown with a very thin head.
S: Very sweet and malty, mostly apple and not much more. Has a quality something along the line of other fruit beers like BBC's cherry wheat.
T: Strange...somewhat beer like up front chased by a bitter apple juice. Seems like it's not very well integrated. I'm pretty sure I can get the same taste mixing a macro lager with apple juice. Much less than I had hoped for.
M: Thin and smooth, slightly creamy.
O: It wouldn't be so bad if the finish wasn't so sour. I'd pass on these going forward.
11-07-2010 00:20:35 | More by bundy462
4.22/5 rDev +25.6%
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.
06-14-2011 19:58:24 | More by woodychandler
Fallen Apple from Furthermore Beer
77 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.