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Fallen Apple - Furthermore Beer

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 18.45%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Golden2wenty1 on 10-25-2006)
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Photo of NuclearDolphin
4.4/5  rDev +31%
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!

NuclearDolphin, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

drabmuh, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of nukem5
3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

nukem5, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Rifugium, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of woodychandler
4.22/5  rDev +25.6%
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.

woodychandler, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of OWSLEY069
2.95/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

OWSLEY069, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

WVbeergeek, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

womencantsail, Jan 26, 2011
Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

TheKingofWichita, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of crossovert
2.63/5  rDev -21.7%
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

crossovert, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of kbutler1
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

kbutler1, Nov 21, 2010
Photo of morimech
3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

morimech, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of SiepJones
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

SiepJones, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of goblue3509
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

goblue3509, Nov 03, 2010
Photo of righthereisay
2.55/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

righthereisay, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of pdoran10
2.53/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

pdoran10, Oct 11, 2010
Photo of DrDemento456
4.1/5  rDev +22%
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.

DrDemento456, Oct 03, 2010
Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.8/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

BeerFMAndy, Mar 23, 2010
Photo of akorsak
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

akorsak, Feb 27, 2010
Photo of kkipple
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

kkipple, Jan 13, 2010
Photo of blackearth
4.35/5  rDev +29.5%
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!

blackearth, Jan 07, 2010
Photo of demcorhip
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

demcorhip, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of Deuane
2.98/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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!

Deuane, Dec 09, 2009
Photo of beerwolf77
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This should be interesting. Poured into my pint glass the beer is clear golden yellow. Spot on apple juice look for sure. The sstark white head is about a half inch and falls to leave a creamy ring around the rim.

The aroma is faint apple with hints of adjunct grains and light malt. It really doesn't smell any different then a light beer with some apple in it.

The flavor is similar to the nose. Sweet grains and malt with a macintosh/granny smith sour apple flavor overriding the whole thing. Mild all the way around though so not to offensive.

Light to medium body. Crisp and dry. Loads of carbontaion.

Overall not my thing but my girlfriend loves this stuff. I would say its drinkable only since it's not real strong on character.

beerwolf77, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of jera1350
3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gold color with thin layer of foam on top that adds a bit of lace to the side of the glass.

Smells of funky and musty malt with a green apple scent mixed in.

Grainy malts with some sour apple. Bitter and tart mixed into one. The grain overwhelms the apple too much. Well hidden alcohol and finish is clean.

Mouthfeel is fine. Not quite medium bodied with a mild sting from the carbonation.

A drinkable beer. The apple doesn't seem to really fit in the best though. It's a nice attempt, but I wouldn't have this again.

jera1350, Nov 26, 2009
Fallen Apple from Furthermore Beer
78 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.