Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Medium yellow with a thin white head. Banana, clove, lemon and slight apple scents. Peppery, lemony and crisp. Interesting.
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bottle. Pours clear golden with lasting white head. Aroma big cinnamon/cloves with undertone of apple. Full body carries a complex sweetness with bitter notes. Overall a really interesting brew, but you have to be ready for the fruit/sweetness and spices. Complex and enjoyable.
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear bright gold with a lasting white head. Nose is apples and bready yeast. Taste starts as tart apple and moves briefly into spice and cilantro then into a Belgian-y white smoothness before finishing with a spicy dryness. Body seems creamy and smooth, yet crisp and biting from the fairly high carbonation. A very nice hybrid with interesting flavors that kind of catch you off guard. Dangerously refreshing and easy to drink considering the abv.
NikkTwist (2140) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Monks. Medium light gold pour. Lasting foamy white ring. Did not know it was a cider until halfway though. The apple is there when you look for it but otherwise there are dryer hop flavors that make this feel like a proper beer. Albeit a juicy but unadventurous one.a
jbrana (609) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting mix of flavors. Has a spicy mouth feel with notes of crisp apple, spice, and hints of bubblegum from what seems like a Belgian yeast strain. Overall pretty good, and a nice change of pace.
BrewBoxer (2482) - New York, New York, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at standings NYC. Crisp, sweet, slightly boozy. No head. Hints of fennel, cider and wine. Pretty good. I'd like to try it in a bottle
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b3shine (7137) - Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good for a cider hybrid; a foggy orange with white head that slowly dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes yeasty and spicy with an average mouthfeel. Meh.
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with a large pillowy white head. Smell si witbier yeast but it is extremely clean, not alot of phenols or esters. There is a bit of breadcrust and citrus hop aroma. It isn’t overly cidery, the apple is an underlying tone to the strong yeast adding some banana and rich malt profile. Its a bit too sweet but good. Cut this t 4 or 5% and it would be fantastic. This is actually really tasty though.
HonkeyBra (3849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. pours a bright golden color with a medium white head. Aroma of apple cider, cilantro, some dust and mustiness. Flavor is a bit duller than I hoped, the apple and dusty beer notes are muddled. Some spices, some coriander. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, nice carbonation. I like the idea here but . . it didn’t quite work out.
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought the box set with the record a while back, drinking the last bottle now. Pours lightly caramel or a toasted straw color. This beer never really hit the spot I was hoping it would. not a bad flavor, maybe something seemed a little too spiced for me. Worth it for the bottle to try, the set was surely more than I needed.