Apple Crumble

Louisiana
United States
Apple Crumble, Miel Brewery & Taproom
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Apple Crumble is a dessert gose blended with apple puree, cinnamon, and graham cracker. On the first whiff of this gose, aromas of rich apple and buttery graham cracker leap from the glass. The flavor is packed with apple and graham crackers as well, but the cinnamon adds a subtle warming flavor that keeps this beer balanced. The tart and light finish help round out this experience and never makes this beer too heavy or sweet. This beer pairs perfectly with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
IBUs: 
10
Served at: 
38° F
Hops: 
Cashmere
Malts: 
Two Row, Wheat, Pale, Honey
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Apple Crumble by Miel Brewery & Taproom is being evaluated as a Category 34B Mixed-style Specialty Beer with a Category 27 Historical Beer – Gose base as per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

The aroma has a moderate tart green apple character along with a touch of lactic metallic sour milky aromatic funk. There is also a moderate level of vanilla and brown spice complementing the apple. Definitely layers of aroma here! There is a light cereal-like character behind this. The beer features a very cloudy/opaque golden color with a solid rocky off-white small-bubble head with fantastic retention. Perhaps a bit too opaque for the gose style, but this is a quibble.

The flavor is as expected from the aroma. A moderate tart apple flavor presents itself up front with a background cinnamon note. The overall sweetness level is low. The salt level is moderate and appropriate for the gose style. Lactic tartness/sourness is also moderate but complementary to the overall character. The finish is quite smooth with a fruity cereal note that lingers until the next sip. This is also on the subtle side, but enough for balance. The middle and finish retain a moderate level of tart cherry character, with a very clean and bright aftertaste. The body is medium to medium-full. This is somewhat on the high side of acceptability for the gose style, but it works with the ingredient bill. The carbonation is moderate.

This brew simply screams “fall” to me. I could see this as a perfect beverage to take to the orchard during apple-picking season, but it would be great any other time as well. 

Brewery Introduction

Miel (pronounced ME-ELLE) Brewery and Taproom was first conceived in 2016 by Alex Peyroux and Janice Montoya, a couple of nerds with a love of science and all things art.

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