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Fallen Apple - Furthermore Beer

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 18.15%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Furthermore Beer visit their website
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 BuckeyeNation
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

"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.

BuckeyeNation, Oct 20, 2009
Photo of htomsirveaux
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

htomsirveaux, Feb 24, 2009
Photo of KarlHungus
2.35/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

KarlHungus, Nov 24, 2008
Photo of cadenwhitaker
1.65/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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.

cadenwhitaker, Nov 22, 2008
Photo of mynie
3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

mynie, Nov 22, 2008
Photo of Pauly2X
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

Pauly2X, Nov 22, 2008
Photo of Greggy
4.08/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Greggy, Nov 11, 2008
Photo of madtowndmb1
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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!

madtowndmb1, Nov 03, 2008
Photo of Winter
3.8/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Winter, Nov 02, 2008
Photo of Rennpferd
1.55/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Rennpferd, Nov 01, 2008
Photo of cokes
2.65/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

cokes, Oct 30, 2008
Photo of beerad666
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

beerad666, Oct 29, 2008
Photo of wheatyweiss
3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

wheatyweiss, Oct 25, 2008
Photo of MMAJYK
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

MMAJYK, Oct 19, 2008
Photo of botham
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

botham, Apr 16, 2008
Photo of brewcrew76
2.93/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

brewcrew76, Mar 14, 2008
Photo of Homerbag
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Homerbag, Feb 19, 2008
Photo of emerge077
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

emerge077, Jan 06, 2008
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.85/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(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.

rhoadsrage, Dec 30, 2007
Photo of dfried
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

dfried, Nov 15, 2007
Photo of BeerBelcher
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

BeerBelcher, Nov 04, 2007
Photo of feloniousmonk
2.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

feloniousmonk, Oct 10, 2007
Photo of terrabyte
2.93/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

terrabyte, Nov 19, 2006
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

DaPeculierDane, Nov 16, 2006
Photo of dirtylou
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

drinkability: fine

dirtylou, Nov 14, 2006
Fallen Apple from Furthermore Beer
77 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.