Sankt Gallen Apple Cinnamon Ale is a 5% fruit beer and is part of Sankt Gallen’s autumn range. The hype before this beer went on sale was such that Japanese morning TV shows were talking about it. Brewed using over 200kg of apples in the mash and fresh cinnamon, Sankt Gallen Apple Cinnamon Ale is aimed towards the female drinkers of craft beer in Japan rather than across the board.
Sankt Gallen Apple Cinnamon Ale Aroma and Taste
Sankt Gallen Apple Cinnamon Ale pours out a dark brown with a reddish hue to it when held up to the light. The notes coming of it were primarily apple and hops but the supposed cinnamon was not noticeable, even when the beer warmed up to room temperature. A major disappoint as I was expecting a big dollop of cinnamon to hit me.
Even when you are drinking Sankt Gallen Apple Cinnamon Ale, the cinnamon is still not noticeable unless you are acutely trying to taste or smell it. Very few things beat the smell of a warm apple pie coming out of the oven lashed with cinnamon but this beer fails to replicate anything close to that aroma. If anything the body comes across with more of a pumpkin flavour to it than resembling apple or cinnamon.
Sankt Gallen Apple Cinnamon Ale One-Line Review
Sankt Gallen Apple Cinnamon Ale doesn’t capture the apple or cinnamon flavours enough to warrant a recommendation.
Where to Buy Sankt Gallen Apple Cinnamon Ale
Sankt Gallen Apple Cinnamon Ale can be bought online at the following places:
Spot on about the pumpkin flavour, I’m getting apples by taking big swigs of it though. The cinnamon does show up if you swill it around in your mouth but it’s really deep in there.
I drank a bottle this evening, before dinner. But I tasted no apples, no cinnamon. An average ale, nothing else. Or was there? As I mentioned, I drank it before dinner, and I was hungry, so was I waiting for some taste to kick in? I do not know. I had a Japanese-made apple-cinnamon jam for breakfast today, which I did taste, but I got no taste from this Apple Cinnamon Sankt Gallen. Not a bad beer at all though, but not what one would expect after reading the name of the beer.
I guess if the beer has been aged for a while then the flavours may have dulled out. I drank this as soon as it came on sale and the cinnamon wasn’t really noticeable at all which was very surprising.. I’ll try again when it comes out this year – hopefully the taste buds have recovered enough.