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Fallen Apple - Furthermore Beer

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Reviews: 66
Hads: 110
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 12.38%
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 NuclearDolphin
4.37/5  rDev +35.3%
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! (1,144 characters)

Photo of blackearth
4.3/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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! (492 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
4.27/5  rDev +32.2%
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. (650 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
4.12/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (982 characters)

Photo of Greggy
4.07/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a 1 finger white head on top of a clear bronze body. The head leaves some slight lacing on its way down.

S- Notes of dark apples, grape aromas, light cranberry, light hopiness. (Almost a 3.5, but just makes a 4).

T- Starts out very smooth with a great fresh apple note, some great cider spices, and then finally the finish you get right away eating an apple.

M- Ultra low carbonation. Nice feel.

D- I decided that if you come at this from the beer angle, you'll probably be disappointed but if you're looking for a hard cider, this is great. It has a very fresh cider feel with just enough creaminess from the beer to give it a great balance. (657 characters)

Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.85/5  rDev +19.2%
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. (272 characters)

Photo of wheatyweiss
3.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark straw perfectly clear with an active head that recedes quickly.

Smell is light and sweet. Apple cider and floral hop notes.

Taste is sour lager yeast and sweet apple skins. The sweetness lingers after the finish. There is a light floral hop presence. Very clean finish, with a slightly biting feel on the tongue. There is a strange earthy bitterness like a Washington or Red Delicious apple skin that you get with the apple sweetness. Very interesting profile.

Not a nail biter, but interesting. (511 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.83/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(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. (717 characters)

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.77/5  rDev +16.7%
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. (626 characters)

Photo of morimech
3.76/5  rDev +16.4%
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. (783 characters)

Photo of Winter
3.76/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fallen Apple pours a clear copper in color with a tight, light khaki colored head that remained throughout consumption. The aroma consists of sweet green apples; the malt reminded me of an apple kringle crust and a hint of caramel. The mouthfeel is medium and very effervescent. This is a very dry apple ale. Savory and almost lending itself as a sipper to enjoy and contemplate the flavors of the beer. It's light and crisp, almost brut-like. Apple sweetness is combined with a light maltiness, to find and enjoyable Autumn ale. (529 characters)

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
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. (513 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
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. (815 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.57/5  rDev +10.5%
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. (850 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.57/5  rDev +10.5%
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. (539 characters)

Photo of goblue3509
3.52/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark gold color with a slight head which gives way to little lacing. The aroma is of fall apple's and a hint of spices. Not a hop aroma or malt aroma around though, but the smell is pleasant. The taste is of apple cider with hints of nutmeg and fall spices, its a nice flavor, no beer flavor but a nice mellow drink. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall I think its a very drinkable beer, its a very easy drink and a nice change of pace. A great beer for sitting outside in slightly chilly weather. The taste is of apple cider, but I don't think that is a bad thing either. (592 characters)

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 (533 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

drinkability: fine (800 characters)

Photo of beerad666
3.45/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this into an Imperial Pint. It poured a light orange copper color with tiny head that quickly disappears. There is a huge amount of carbonation, tons of bubbles even after fives minutes. The smell is at first very sweet with a touch of caramel and then almost tart or sour. That sour comes through a lot when you first take a drink, but different then your usual sour beer. You could almost say it is more tart then sour which makes sense for the apples. The creaminess comes through with the carbonation and you get a nice tart dry taste in the finish. I am a big apple juice fan so I find this nice and drinkable especially for the season. This beer makes me want to go jump in a huge pile of freshly fallen leaves.

I really like that Furthermore is doing something different with their beers... a tip of the hat to that. (833 characters)

Photo of demcorhip
3.41/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice looking brew. Good 2 finger tight white head with good retention. Initially fairly actively carbonated but settles down nicely after a minute or so. Pale amber in colour. Pretty good lacing, some sticky clumps hang around.

Main aroma is some biscuit and some apple. There is an underlying leafiness as well as mustiness present which detracts slightly.

Sort of like a light NG Unplugged Apple Ale. There is some minor muddling of flavours, mostly because of the hint of must that appears between the biscuit and apple flavours.

A nice, and well balanced ale. Well attenuated, finishes dry, with some bitterness as well as tartness from the apples.

A decent, drinkable ale. As sessionable as any 6.2% ale could be. Im a fan of apples and it works here. Just needs some slight cleaning up, if it didnt have the musty aroma and lesser hints of it in the taste I would be scoring it higher. Worth a try, and I am looking forward to trying it again next year. (965 characters)

Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (930 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
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. (334 characters)

Photo of Pauly2X
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- Deep gold, almost amber, one finger head.

S- Sweet malt with an underlying tartness.

T- Light simple malt sweetness up front. Sour apple tartness assserts itself in the middle leading to clean finish.

M- Clean, light and crisp.

D- Really couldn't session this.

Worth checking out. Albeit nowhere near as good as New Glarus Apple, as that is an apple beer. This is a beer with apple. (390 characters)

Photo of kkipple
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just the facts, kid:

A. Uh, looks like apple juice, really. Not totally clear, no active bubbles, small head that flees to the edges of the glass.

S. Dry apple cider. Decently clean, refreshing, some light malt notes, biscuit?

T. Honestly tastes like a mass-market cider (Hornsbys, etc) dropped into a lite "nothing" beer (PBR, SA light), but that's not entirely a bad thing. Crisp apple flavors dominate, there is a smidigen of malt and DMS (unoffensive) and some welcome fruity tartness. Not much beer character to be had, but it is different and not bad tasting.

M / D. Fuller bodied than the above "lite beer" comment would suggest, but still quite ciderish, dry. You could actually drink a couple of these on an early fall afternoon with few complaints.

There isn't a lot of "beer" to be had in Fallen Apple, but it's really not bad. It is different enough to warrant a look, especially if you like apple-flavored drinks. (931 characters)

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
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! (650 characters)

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Fallen Apple from Furthermore Beer
76 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.