Friday, October 7, 2016

Beast Damn Apple Ale

Beer Name: Best Damn Apple Ale
Brewery: Best Damn Brewing Co. (St. Louis, MO)
ABV: 4.2%
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!

Appearance (5%): Pours clear light golden into a pint glass. Many tiny bubbles (carbonated); temporary white head. 4/5

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

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