Fallen Apple - Furthermore Beer
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3.38/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
11-22-2008 15:55:32 | More by Pauly2X
4.08/5 rDev +21.8%
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.
11-11-2008 04:38:30 | More by Greggy
3.3/5 rDev -1.5%
A: pours a oddly dark amber color with little head or lace
S: To me it actually smelled like a pumkin beer. Spices but not much apple in it all.
T: It has apple in there but not right out front. A little tart.
M: Really thin, doesn't linger but nice
D: You could drink alot of these, there's nothing offensive but nothing great either. Worth trying!
11-03-2008 02:12:15 | More by madtowndmb1
3.8/5 rDev +13.4%
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.
11-02-2008 15:09:36 | More by Winter
1.55/5 rDev -53.7%
It poured deep golden yellow with a one finger head. There was no carbonation at all. The head quickly reduced to nothing more than a lite lacing.
It had a nice malt scent. It was spoiled a bit by a funky apple skunked smell however.
It had a weird malt and apple taste. It tasted much like a skunked beer mixed half and half with a cider. It was lite and watery with a burned paper/wood aftertaste.
Just not a good beer in my opinion. Nothing seemed to come together for this beer. I am disappointed.
11-01-2008 22:47:42 | More by Rennpferd
2.65/5 rDev -20.9%
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
3.48/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
10-29-2008 04:27:00 | More by beerad666
3.88/5 rDev +15.8%
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.
10-25-2008 01:17:00 | More by wheatyweiss
2.75/5 rDev -17.9%
A- Golden bronze in color. Transparent. Head is 1/4" and fairly soft; not rocky at all.
S- Green apples dominate the nose with lighter malt aromas. I cannot detect any hops.
T- Sour green apples dominate again with nothing else to balance. Very one dimensional and doesnt really seem like a cream ale to me.
M- High carbonation sting and thin. Not very true to style.
D- I am definitely open to trying new beers and I am glad I could experience this one. However, I would not seek this one out.
Special thanks to asmokingoat for this one as part of the Local Beer and Glass BIF.
10-19-2008 21:46:41 | More by MMAJYK
3.23/5 rDev -3.6%
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. pours exactly like apple juice with a single finger of off white head that dissipates within a minute. no lacings.
aroma is aroma is creamy, with light munich malts and a bit of apple. little else.
taste is of apple, with a bit of munich malt and a base of a light sour grape. the flavors come together nicely, creating a uniquely testy profile.
mouthfeel is light bodied with a somewhat tart texture. finishes clean with residual apple and a bit of malt.
drinkablility is good. this is little more than apple jiuce with a bit of malt. this works well, but does not lend well to a beer.
04-15-2008 23:50:09 | More by botham
2.93/5 rDev -12.5%
A - Pours clear light brown very similar to apple juice with a finger of white foam that lays on top.
S - Sweet pale malt mixed with corn and tart fresh apples.
T - Tart apple upfront followed by sweet pale malt and a big corn flavor that lingers on the tongue.
M - Light and slightly creamy with a dry finish and a lingering corn flavor.
D - Too much corn, too little apple for my tastes.
03-14-2008 00:36:09 | More by brewcrew76
3.13/5 rDev -6.6%
Has a lighter amber color with virtually no head.
Smell is of a hard apple cider. Sweet and tart apples with some malt tones round out the aroma. Tastes like maltier apple hard cider. Tart apple taste followed by a caramel malt base. Body is almost soda fizzy and leaves a very dry, wine like finish.
If you are going to go fruity go over the top like Belgian Red. This was drinkable, but nothing I would go for again. It was hard to realy get into this one. If you have friends that want beer, but normally drink wine coolers or the hard lemonades, steer them towards this.
02-19-2008 07:51:47 | More by Homerbag
3.18/5 rDev -5.1%
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
3.85/5 rDev +14.9%
(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
3.1/5 rDev -7.5%
Light, crisp, clear orangish, coppery amber color, active carbonation with a just off white head that drops quickly to a ring. Light grainy malt aroma, a bit caramelly and quite sweet. Apple is there too, spicy like an apple pie might be, maybe a little cinnemon and nutmeg.
The taste is of a thin pale and caramel malt, plenty of apple flavor but not overwhelming or obtrusive, and spicy notes from it bring up the rear. Sweet to the point of cloying, not gross like a flavored malt beverage like Mikes Hard or something, but enough to keep the drinkability down. The mouthfeel ends up quite dry.
Overall: sweet and simple. I didn't have a bad experience drinking this, but its not something I would recomend a friend to spend money on. The malt body was a bit too thin for me, but did like the spicey notes that came with the apple flavor.
11-15-2007 21:34:20 | More by dfried
3.1/5 rDev -7.5%
Not a bad apple beer, but not a very good cream ale. But the drinking experience was decently pleasant, so where all this nets out in my mind is with a pretty average rating, but should earn extra consideration from those looking for something unique and different to try.
It poured a pretty dark caramel color, with decent white head formation. Aroma was definitely apple...and cidery, with some caramel maltiness under it all. Flavor was rather caramel-y up front which I didn't find particular appropriate for a cream ale but tasted pretty good. The apple character was notable but not overpowering. In the taste (versus the smell) aroma was less like cider and more like bitter apple. Mouthfeel was pretty unremarkable. Not bad.
I'd weakly recommend it.
11-04-2007 17:53:25 | More by BeerBelcher
2.95/5 rDev -11.9%
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
2.93/5 rDev -12.5%
Pours into a sparkling, bubbling, apple juice color with a small beige head.
Aroma was mostly bread. Is this what apples spells like? Barely.
Flavor is quite creamy with some caramel and crackers. The aftertaste finally brings forth some apple flavors. They're sweet, tangy, and seems to tie a knot in the back of the throat. Just a bit too little, a bit too late.
Mouthfeel is quite carbonated, which adds something refreshing to this light beer, and pairs well with the attempted apple flavors. Slightly syrupy.
Drinkability is fine due to its lightness and light flavors. However, it isn't very intriguing and won't compell you to drink more and more.
I wasn't really paying attention with this beer. It's just everywhere I turn, a late fall release, and when my wife made a comment about it, I decided to get a single. I THOUGHT I was going to get a localized Woodchuck version of Cider Ale. Turns out this is just a beer with apple tendancies. Cream Ale is a decent style category. I was initially disappointed when trying this because I was geared up for some apple cider. After readjusting my expectations, I was still disappointed because the apple flavor isn't very forthcoming.
11-19-2006 01:56:49 | More by terrabyte
3.5/5 rDev +4.5%
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
11-16-2006 19:58:36 | More by DaPeculierDane
3.5/5 rDev +4.5%
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
3.43/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
10-25-2006 04:37:56 | More by Golden2wenty1
Fallen Apple from Furthermore Beer
77 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.