Sprecher Hard Apple Pie

When I picked up this beer, I knew it was either going to be good or absolutely awful. Let’s see how it panned out.


ABV: 5%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “At 5% abv, this is definitely not your Grandma’s apple pie though it tastes remarkably similar. Each sip gives you every flavor you get in an apple pie — crisp yet soft apple up front followed by cinnamon and a pie crust finish. Sweet, tart and smooth with a hint of savory. Engagingly provocative, Hard Apple Pie is delicious on its own, in a float with your favorite ice cream, or mixed in a cocktail. Cheers!”

Random: This beer is a new “malternative” to their profile and was first brewed this year.

This beer poured with a one finger, pure white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body a cloudy, straw yellow color with moderate carbonation and floaties. The nose had a lot of spice, specifically cinnamon and nutmeg along with honey. The taste was like liquid apple pie. There was sweet apples to it and then intense spice with cinnamon and nutmeg and some graham cracker too. The body with on the thicker side with moderate carbonation. It had a long finish with apples and honey sweetness. This beer was quite affordable at $1.21 a bottle ($.10 per ounce). I fully expected not to like this beer at all and I really enjoyed it. It’s not something I could have more than one or two of, but it’s worth a try if you like apple pie.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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