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Fallen Apple - Furthermore Beer

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 18.26%


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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Golden2wenty1 on 10-25-2006)
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SleepyDrunk

Wisconsin

3.18/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 01:51:49 | More by SleepyDrunk
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Lofty

Minnesota

2.15/5  rDev -35.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 03:44:48 | More by Lofty
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 00:34:54 | More by TheSSG
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Florida9

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 01:41:10 | More by Florida9
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
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...

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 04:10:26 | More by RoamingGnome
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 01:14:02 | More by WastingFreetime
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GoalieRon33

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apples...Apples...Apples.
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 04:19:04 | More by GoalieRon33
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 09:11:14 | More by Zachtheporter
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

2.6/5  rDev -22.2%
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?

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 20:32:34 | More by syrupjoe
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 21:06:41 | More by Knapp85
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +31.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 02:16:12 | More by NuclearDolphin
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 02:14:40 | More by drabmuh
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 23:00:09 | More by Rifugium
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +26.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 19:58:24 | More by woodychandler
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 17:52:06 | More by OWSLEY069
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 20:38:19 | More by womencantsail
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TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 04:07:39 | More by TheKingofWichita
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crossovert

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -21.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 22:28:32 | More by crossovert
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 05:26:04 | More by kbutler1
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morimech

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 19:26:56 | More by morimech
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SiepJones

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 00:28:04 | More by SiepJones
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bundy462

Texas

2.45/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 00:20:35 | More by bundy462
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 16:44:26 | More by goblue3509
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righthereisay

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Purchased a bottle at a 6 pack shop.

Biggest issue with this is the sourness. I wouldn't be surprised if they just took 6 ounces of cider and took 6 ounces of high octain beer and mixed them together. I don't think this was very well thought out. Maybe they were just trying to get something out in the market in time for fall festivals.

There really isn't much body,but then again, there isn't in apple cider either.

I would tell anyone not to purchase this. It really isn't that good. Maybe girls at a high school party would like it.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 17:35:37 | More by righthereisay
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pdoran10

Minnesota

2.53/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

pours out a clear dark golden color with a finger and a half of white head. head doesn't stick around long. kind of looks like apple juice but darker.

smell is dominated by the apple cider in the beer, nice fall apple smell going on, not much beer smell.

taste is very tart apple forward. cider flavor is nice. really overwhelms any cream ale base beer. i taste some spiciness nutmeg hint of cinnamon. tastes like a watered down cider. the apple and spice flavors are very nice, but the taste fails in concept, because of too much cider flavor and little to no beer flavor. wrong ratio maybe?

mouthfeel is nice creamy and a bit chewy. moderate/high carbonation well done here.

couldnt see myself getting this again. apple flavors overwhelm.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 10:30:36 | More by pdoran10
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