Beer Name: Best Damn Apple Ale
Brewery: Best Damn Brewing Co. (St. Louis, MO)
How sold: 12 oz. bottles; 16 oz tallboys
Where bought: Total Wine & More (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $1.79 for a 12 oz bottle
Date Purchased: June 12, 2016
Date Opened/Drank: June 12, 2016
When brewed? Year-round hard soda. Debuted around Summer 2015.
Where distributed: Best Damn Brewing distributes their hard apple ale to select areas but likely will keep expanding locations. Click here for their locator!
What's on the Website: "'Bobbing for awesome' is our Apple Ale mission. Full flavored and refreshing BEST DAMN Apple Ale is brewed with 100% natural apple flavors for a fresh, crisp apple taste that we know you'll love. Cheers!" Click here for more!
Smell (25%): Simply put, it smells like a sweet hard apple cider. 4/5
Taste (40%): A mostly tart apple experience, with a bit of sweetness. Like others in this line, the taste starts going away about halfway through the sip. It's session-like, but just needs more power and flavor. 3/5
Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-light bodied. Good carbonation. 3.5/5
Overall (20%): A good hard soda (or possibly could pass as a cider). Since there are so many beers that I have given rave reviews to, I'd probably just pick up something else and avoid this one if I wasn't doing a review blog. Still, the apple ale has some positive qualities, so it's not all bad here. 3.5/5
Final Weighted Rating: 3.45/5