Floris Apple - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by mrfrancis:
3.35/5 rDev -8%
A: Pours a pale yellow with a thin, creamy white mousse.
S: Apple juice and cream are most noticeable on the nose, with subtle traces of coriander and orange peel in the background.
T: Notes of minerals, apple juice, wheat, cream, coriander, and orange peel gently announce themselves. The finish is brief and rather sweet with apple juice and wheat flavors.
M: Light-bodied, thin, and crisp. Drier than I thought it would be. Very straight-forward.
O: This is an enjoyable beer, but is quite lacking in complexity. Nice enough, but not something to go out of one's way to acquire.
11-10-2011 19:30:47 | More by mrfrancis
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2.98/5 rDev -18.1%
Floris Apple... no date... no alcohol content.
Strange for a lambic style beer to not boast either. Poured into Lindemans lambic glass flute.
A- Pours a faint apple juice color with very little head that leaves a small ring around the glass. More lacing than head weird.
S- Smells straight up like apple cider. Spicey red apples and a hint of cinnimon.
T-M- Taste is very off from any lambic i've ever had, not one ounce of bitterness to be found. It seems like it has replaced the typical bitterness with sweetness. Taste like sweeted apple juice, light notes of cinnimon and apple zest. Mouthfeel is watery and smoother than apple juice due to lack of acidic feel.(vitamin c)
D- Well its drinkable but maybe for breakfast or hell for lunch break at work. Not one bit of alcohol presense or bitterness.
01-23-2010 00:34:59 | More by wesbrownyeah
4.35/5 rDev +19.5%
Served in a Delirium Tremens tulip glass during a beer brunch at Tyler's Taproom in Apex, NC.
Bright and clear yellow gold with a good 2 fingers of bright white head. The head retention was fantastic, reducing to a thick spread of foam that lasted throughout the first course of the meal. Great white lacing all the way down the glass.
Aromas of fresh tart apples, something on the order of vanilla, and just a slight hint of yeast on the nose. Very inviting.
I tasted this alone and then with food. On its own, this brew has a crisp, tart apple bite with plenty of residual sweetness. That interesting lambic bite is definitely present but the brew overall is a bit more sweet. Truthfully, I think the additional sugars aided in the heavier mouthfeel. The finish is relatively short, though I did sense a long bit of sweetness on the linger.
Then I tried it with food, specifically some shaved ham, french bread, and brie. Whoa! Not only did this brew bring the food alive, but the beer suddenly came into a whole new being. It melded perfectly with the other flavors and textures and yet the carbonation and tartness cut right through the fats in the cheese to cleanse the palate perfectly for the next bite. Absolutely fantastic.
I felt that this brew was easily enjoyable by itself but pairing it up with the right food really brought it to life. If you have the opportunity to try it, do so, especially if you enjoy the lambic style. Highly recommended.
07-14-2008 19:46:11 | More by SIRIUS2
3.4/5 rDev -6.6%
330ml bottle, a surprise find at a beer bar not known for backing up their ambitious list with what's actually in the fridge. The waitress actively tried to dissuade me from ordering this, huh.
This beer pours a hazy, very pale golden yellow colour, with one fat finger of bubbly and soapy off-white head, which leaves a drooping paint job of cobwebbed lace around the glass in its wake.
It smells of sweet apple puree, my sisters' hairspray when I was much younger, subtle grainy pale malt, and musty flowers. The taste is way too sugary, yet still somewhat tart and fruity apple, over a thin grainy malt, and mild earthy, floral hops.
The carbonation is quite sedate, barely a hint of frothiness is perceptible, the body a decent medium weight, being buoyed by the fruitiness as it is, and syrupy smooth. It finishes still damned sweet, the sugary, faintly tart apple ruling the roost.
Diabetics beware - this borders on a veritable sugar overdose, if that wasn't made patently clear already - yet the somewhat fake apple (even though it's apparently real) character doesn't really bother me, in fact it's kind of tasty, in the dessert realm. Perhaps my obstinate reaction to the pushy waitress has helped inform this opinion, and is thus the culprit.
07-23-2011 19:30:03 | More by biboergosum
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
Two fingers of creamy white head and a hazy gold body. 3.5
Smells like a candied apple, which is good for the style, I suppose. 4
Tastes like really really nice sparkling apple cider, if a trace drier for being technically beer. Not overly sour for an apple lambic, nor overpowering, though it lacks subtlety. 4
Mouthfeel is nice and plasantly foamy without being 'sparkly'. 4
Overall quite nice, though for the price, you could as easily get nice sparkling cider. 4
07-28-2011 03:52:05 | More by zaphodchak
3.15/5 rDev -13.5%
This is not a fruit lambic, it's a mid-strength beer with artificial apple flavour added (and juice too according to the label). If you like something sweet and fake or if you have a genuine passion for apple bubblegum then you'll love it. Otherwise, picking this one off the shelf fails to meet my expectations of a fruit Belgian.
05-22-2007 11:45:26 | More by goodbyesoberday
3.53/5 rDev -3%
Beer brewed with apples and spices.
A: Pours a golden applesauce color with a huge tart green apple aroma upon opening.
S: Sour green apples on nose, spicy tartness.
T: Big fresh red apples starts this beer out, with some sugary sweetness which fades to a nice subtle green apple tartness for a finish. Flavor is quick to dissipates off the tongue and very clean overall. Fruity and very spicy, some brown sugar and cinnamon notes as well detected as well as a nice cotton candy presence from the yeast.
M: Crisp and drinks more like an apple juice then a beer with little alcohol detection. Body is thin and juice like.
D: Refreshing on a hot summer day and good drinkability.
08-26-2008 22:31:28 | More by beerthulhu
2.43/5 rDev -33.2%
Pours cloudy straw with a minimal white head and little lacing.
Smells like apple juice. Somewhat similar to NG Apple with a little more funk and a bit more sweetness.
Tastes somewhat like apple cider, but again a kind of artificial sweetness to it and it came out more as warmed.
Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Very cloying.
Artificial sweetness and the warmer it got the more undrinkably sweet it was. If you are splitting a 12 oz bottle 3 ways may be ok otherwise no way.
04-01-2012 20:36:50 | More by jmarsh123
4.41/5 rDev +21.2%
Presentation: 11.2 oz. brown bottle served in a stemless, oversized wine glass.
Appearance: Thin 1/2 finger head that fizzles out into a thin ring that stays 'till the end, and it leaves some great lacing. It's a cloudy, bright yellow color.
Smell: It has a simple, very sweet and pleasant smell. A mix of malt with red and green apples.
Taste: The sweet and sour taste is great and something that's not found in any other brew. The sour of the green apples dominate, but it's balanced nicely by a red apple and malt sweetness in the background.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and medium bodied with very little carbonation. It's light and very easy to drink.
Overall: Despite the sweetness on the nose and palate, everything feels nicely balanced, surprisingly. This beer is not cloying at all and doesn't have that candy flavor that turns away a lot of people from these types of fruit beers. It's great, very simple and refreshing. Proof that a good beer is not just about having a thousand flavors crammed into a bottle.
01-15-2013 07:06:58 | More by VoodooBear
3.71/5 rDev +1.9%
A: The beer is slightly hazy pale light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a small collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of apples are present in the nose—these mostly seem like apple juice and not like the apple Jolly Rancher aromas I've seen in other fruit lambics.
T: The taste is similar to the smell except that it has a light amount of sweetness along with faint bits of sourness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather pleasant to drink and the apple aromas and flavors don't seem to be artificial.
03-28-2014 22:12:25 | More by metter98
1.5/5 rDev -58.8%
The nose is very aggressive and smelly apple syrup very sweet. It does not feel the taste of beer or the taste of white beer, completely embedded in a glucose extremely disgusting for any beer lover. The product is clearly focused on marketing but very young to drink like syrup of fruit juice, both make a soft drink for at least the same taste, it was not alcohol that goes with it.
03-23-2010 09:28:56 | More by ThaCreep
2.95/5 rDev -19%
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a very white head, fades fast but leaves some decent patchy lacing.
Smell is all apple, very little else, slightly sweet.
Taste is also very much apple, not tart, definitely on the sweeter side, the apples are very reminiscent of granny smith apples, not my favorite apple variety but decent enough.
Wouldn't have minded a little tartness, taste very much like softly carbonated apple juice.
01-03-2009 01:20:28 | More by deltatauhobbit
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
Picked a single of this on sale for .99 so I already had no expectation going into this. I expected it to be not so great.
Look - quite hazy, decent white head, consistent mid sized bubbles of carbonation
Smell - apple, apple....wait.... more apple
Taste - first sip is sweet sweet apple juice, green apple tart balances it out a bit later on. finishes with apple bubble gum like flavors on the tongue. Beer? it's there, but hidden somewhere behind all that apple.
Mouthfeel - not too bad, there's enough there, good carbonation
Overall, I was happy. A bit surprised at it being a tasty desert. Pop one open and think of a distant land where fresh granny smith apples are bottled with beer and no one thinks twice.
09-12-2007 03:24:23 | More by rtratzlaff
3.93/5 rDev +8%
Pours a hazy yellow with a big white head. Head falls very slow leaving a nice lace.
Smells tart and of green apples. Big fruity aroma, cherry maybe?
Sweet but not too much so. Taste of green apple and spice.
Medium to full bodied with nice carbonation.
Nice and refreshing and I will definitely drink again.
07-28-2008 19:53:07 | More by dstc
4/5 rDev +9.9%
this is a good beer, it is in between hard cider and beer, it has a strong taste of apple and smell also. a tit bit on the sweet side, probably good for women, I liked it. I do not think a Belgium beer would use artificial flavors, like mentioned in a previous comment.
08-11-2007 18:57:12 | More by ledemie
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