Fallen Apple - Furthermore Beer
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3.13/5 rDev -6.8%
"Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why."
--Bernard M. Baruch
Much closer to apricot orange than Golden Delicious apple yellow. Several fingers of ecru colored foam were produced on the initial pour. The head looks... just okay... as it melts, and deposits no more than several scattered scraps of lace.
The aroma is appealing enough. According to the label, the brewers mixed apple juice and cream ale, which is pretty much what Fallen Apple smells like. Let's see if they managed to get the sweet-tart-bitter balance right.
This is pretty lackluster beer. It's too mildly flavored and is too thin for the ABV, so points off for that. Tart is first, sweet is a distant second and bitter brings up the rear. I'm not sure what Furthermore was aiming for, but by my palate, they're wide of the mark.
The cream ale base beer doesn't taste like anything special. It doesn't deliver enough malt sweetness and there are no vanilla-like notes that I can detect. Apple doesn't jump out of the glass either, and is accompanied by a lemon juiciness that shouldn't be present at all.
The mouthfeel is too light for the ABV. It's close to watery, but is saved from that fate by what feels like a slight sugary slickness... which is probably fructose from the apple juice. The carbonation is neither a positive nor a negative.
Furthermore brews some pretty solid craft beer that has impressed me more often than not. Fatty Boombalatty is da bomb! Fallen Apple is one of their worst efforts and needs a pretty thorough overhaul before I'd consider buying it again. New Glarus Unplugged Apple Ale was apple beer done right.
10-20-2009 12:49:32 | More by BuckeyeNation
3.68/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
01-26-2011 20:38:19 | More by womencantsail
3.55/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
12-04-2011 21:06:41 | More by Knapp85
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
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
2.95/5 rDev -12.2%
Fallen Apple, Cream Ale brewed with Apple Juice, Further Brewing Company, Black River Falls, WI, 12 oz brown bottle.
"Brewed with our favorite season in mind, this blended delicacy is a celebration of falling leaves and falling in love." Aw, sweet.
Clear and tawny red appearance, small to nil for the head. Apple-y.
Nose is tart at first, then comes the apple. A little sweet, a little sour.
Taste: big sour snap at the front, then fading. Pucker, pucker, smack, smack. A little wine-y, cider-ish. The body's thin, though, and I can't find any hops. Maybe I'm not supposed to...it's a cream ale, after all.
I've got a problem. It's too much apple flavor, for me, personally...and not enough any other flavor to make it interesting. Can't finish this very easily. No joy slips through my lips. Bracingly tart, but too thin in the body, with nothing in the finish.
Got to admit that that works fine for some people. Not me. Bit one-dimensional.
Glad I was able to pick up a single of this. Only $1.49 down the drain.
10-10-2007 17:43:26 | More by feloniousmonk
3.18/5 rDev -5.4%
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.
11-22-2011 02:14:40 | More by drabmuh
3.03/5 rDev -9.8%
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.
10-30-2011 23:00:09 | More by Rifugium
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
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
3.85/5 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
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
2.8/5 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
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
2.95/5 rDev -12.2%
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.
02-26-2011 17:52:06 | More by OWSLEY069
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
3.08/5 rDev -8.3%
On tap at Stub and Herb's. I like starting things off with light and fruity beers because that's just the kind of guy I am.
Pours cidery with a small head. Crystal clear amber. Nothing really to speak of--it actually looks like a cider poured a can.
Smells of light malt and slight green apples. Nice--tart and crisp, but also a little too tame.
Tastes like... I don't know, really. Is this supposed to be a beer or a cider? Checked the poster up across the bar and it said it was a cream ale with apple added to it, so I guess there's that. But if you had told me it was a cider I would have believed you. Unlike other apple fruit beers (like Ephemere), where the apple tartness is balanced against the spiciness of a malt or yeast profile, here all we got to balance some surprisingly tart green apples is a tame cream ale malt profile. The result is a beer that's not bad tasting, really, but it's a little too bland and a little too tart.
11-22-2008 18:27:48 | More by mynie
2.35/5 rDev -30.1%
This beer pours a clear pale orange-amber color. The head is a fizzy inch in height, and recedes quickly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of pale malt, and ripe apples. The taste is like a green jolly rancher....not something I ever wanted to taste in a beer. It get stronger in the finish, and I find myself fighting it. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, I cannot get past this beer's taste. I will not be drinking this again.
11-24-2008 00:10:00 | More by KarlHungus
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
2.98/5 rDev -11.3%
A-Bright, dark golden hued, amber with a medium white head that fades quickly to a thin veil of retention and leaves spotty lace.
S-Lightly sweet buttered biscuit malt with a faint underlying tartness. One really has to inhale deeply to get much from this one. Nice, but it is too light.
T-Biscuit malt sweetness up front with a light sour apple zing in the finish. Semi-dry finish. I was hoping for more apple crispness/tartness and this is more malt forward, sad.
M-Light bodied and too wimpy. It finishes fairly crisp and clean with light residual sweetness. This one needs more body or more crispness to feel "right".
D-Hmmm--I thought/was hoping this would be a lot better than what is. Doesn't really do much for me this is more of a boring cream ale with apple not an apple beer. I think I will use the rest of my bottles to cook pork loins in!
12-09-2009 12:59:27 | More by Deuane
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77 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.