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Caramel Apple Aley | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by zachary80:
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4/5  rDev +5%

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Photo of MasterSki
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jim (jale) for bring this growler to the West Lakeview Liquors pig roast. Served in a Glunz taster glass.

A - Thin tan foam settles to an even thinner cap, leaving spotty lace. Transparent caramel brown body, appropriately enough.

S - Caramel, chocolate, roasted grains. Not picking up any apple - mostly smells like a generic brown ale.

T - The taste features a bit more in the way of tart under-ripe apples, mingling with caramel and toasty malts. Surprisingly attenuated for a beer with this name. No obvious alcohol.

M - Medium-full body, moderate-to-low carbonation, dry, toasty body, and a clean finish.

D - Compared to Dark Horse's other offerings this beer was surprisingly subtle and understated. Not bad, just kind of dull. Probably wouldn't bother with this one again.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, jale! Poured into Narke tulip.

Thanks to Jim (jale) for bring this growler to the West Lakeview Liquors pig roast. Served in a Glunz taster glass.

A - Pours a lighter brown color, off-white head, thin collar, wisps.

S - Burnt sugars, caramel, malts, slight fruity sweetness. I get both caramel and apple from this one, which is a really nice combo bringing back memories of those yummy caramel apples.

T - Brown sugar, malts, light fruity apple. I can taste the caramel and apple combo a lot more then I could pick it up on the nose. No alcohol detection, nice sweet sugary finish.

M - Medium, good carbonation for the style, creamy sweet finish.

O - I really enjoyed this one and it was perfect for a fall day outside during the Kristina's Pig Roast. I'm a fan of brown ales and the apple twist was really interested and worked well.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shout out to Jim for sharing this one.

A - Brown colored beer with a bit of a tan head that left some random spots and stick behind.

S - Caramel malts, brown sugar, some apple smell. If they're going for caramel apples I'd say they did a pretty good job of it, as it does remind me of a caramel apple.

T - A sweet beer, but that's about what you would expect. Sweet caramel, and some appley taste, perhaps like a cider. Given the combination, it is reminiscent of a caramel apple. It tastes good, but it's pretty one noted, and if you aren't really into sweet stuff this can get old.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a creamy feel.

O - Gimmick beers that work and don't taste bad are generally positive things. This is an easy drinker and pretty well done for what it is.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Caramel Apple Aley from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 6 ratings