Fallen Apple - Furthermore Beer
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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
3.88/5 rDev +15.5%
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.
01-16-2011 04:07:39 | More by TheKingofWichita
2.63/5 rDev -21.7%
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
11-28-2010 22:28:32 | More by crossovert
3.13/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
11-21-2010 05:26:04 | More by kbutler1
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
3.23/5 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
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
3.53/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
11-03-2010 16:44:26 | More by goblue3509
2.55/5 rDev -24.1%
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.
10-24-2010 17:35:37 | More by righthereisay
2.53/5 rDev -24.7%
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.
10-11-2010 10:30:36 | More by pdoran10
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
2.8/5 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
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
3.38/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
01-13-2010 16:09:16 | More by kkipple
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
3.43/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
12-22-2009 03:30:04 | More by demcorhip
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
3.18/5 rDev -5.4%
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.
11-28-2009 01:56:55 | More by beerwolf77
3.08/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
11-26-2009 02:39:57 | More by jera1350
3.33/5 rDev -0.9%
12 ounce bottle into a pint glass
A - Pours a clear, golden straw body that gives off about a half inch finger head (at most) and fades to a lace after a minute or so. Plenty of carbonation is visible throughout the body.
S - Apples, a slight cream smell along with malts and bready yeast. Pretty dull nose overall. You have to really stick your nose in there to get the apple and cream smell.
T - Apples are present but not as intense as I would have expected. There is a real subdued aspect about this beer that keeps it from being great. Slight cream is present along with some grains and yeast. The apples and cream could certainly be more pronounced.
M - Light bodied with a pretty good amount of carbonation. Entering the mouth there is a blast of carbonation along with the apples and cream. Midway through the carbonation fades, leaving you with a somewhat sour/tart and dry, grainy finish. The apples need to be cranked up and carbonation could use a little tweaking. No alcohol taste despite having 6.2% abv.
D - Not something I will pick up again and frankly, I am glad I just grabbed a single bottle of this. This beer is probably more popular with casual beer drinkers than most people on this site because of the apples and cream finish. Regardless, some improvements are needed before I would grab this beer over the other Furthermore offerings.
11-20-2009 03:49:51 | More by Wisconsin
2.73/5 rDev -18.8%
Pours a yellowish-orange color with a small fizzy head that receded as soon as it appears, leaving no lace on the glass.
The aroma has some green fruit scents to it, obviously apples, maybe some green grapes with a mild malt character and a touch of spices.
The flavor initially consists of a nice tart apple component but that is ruined pretty quickly by a harsh, almost metallic background finishing quite bitter for an apple ale.
Light bodied and moderate carbonation, I was hoping Furthermore would crank out a good apple ale, but truthfully it felt a bit muddled and while the apple flavors are there, they are unrefined and harsh. On that note, I find most apple ales to be pretty sub-standard so that is no surprise to me. You want a fruit beer you go to New Glarus Brewing Co. (and their Apple Ale was sublime).
11-04-2009 14:22:23 | More by Soneast
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
2.75/5 rDev -18.2%
12 oz. bottle tried 22 Feb 2009. Courtesy of R&S, thanks for the opportunity.
Poured in shaker pint glass. Very small off white head has a very brief lifespan. Medium carbonation. Slightly cloudy apple cider color. Aroma is not terribly pleasant, metallic and musty with a faint smell of apples. Tastes slightly better than the aroma, like apples that are on the verge of turning. Musty and tart with a touch of juicy sweetness. Medium body. Moderate alcohol.
Good to try, but no reason to get this again.
02-24-2009 05:30:34 | More by htomsirveaux
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
1.65/5 rDev -50.9%
I enjoy cider beers so this isn't a slam on cider beers as a whole... but there was either something wrong with this beer or the batch as a whole.
This beer was BITTER! I was almost like taking a macro amber style brew and mixing a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar. Seriously. I wound up pouring the rest into the sink because I began to wonder if it was a bad batch.
Now, maybe that was an expected taste. Or, like I said it was a bad batch. I understand that some people like the bitter/vinegar taste but (and this is coming from a cider beer fan) it was not for me.
11-22-2008 23:08:36 | More by cadenwhitaker
Fallen Apple from Furthermore Beer
77 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.