HeadyDE (569) - Delaware, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of apple cider..and cider vinegar..interesting aroma From this hybrid concoction..can’t say that I enjoyed this very much..mouthfeel is ok..
Rightcross55 (6) - Keller, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy golden with a puffy white head. Aroma of apples with floral notes. Smells a lot like a Belgian triple with apples. Crisp clean taste of apples and spices. Cannot tell this is 9%. Great summer and early fall beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jkwood04 (4645) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, some wheat like notes, spices, light fruit, and floral hops. Flavor the same, with an herbal/grassiness to it. Average texture. A decent beer. It’s interesting, but it tastes like a wheat/wit beer more than it does a fruit beer or beer mixed with cider.
olr1984 (1285) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light golden pour with large white head. Strong smell of apples and bananas. Great overall taste.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Large white head, clear apple juice body with a few floaties. Aroma is moderately sweet, coriander, Belgian spicy, apple. Taste is moderately sweet, apple, dusky/yeast, some mint, light cardamom, cayenne, alcohol warming. Medium body, light stickiness.
starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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Clear, Bright golden, lots of carbonation, 2 finger head. Good retention
Clove, banana, light apples, a bit earthy. Not a whole lot of other aromas. And they're not very pronounced other than banana
Herbal, banana, cayenne heat in the back of throat works with alcohol warmth. Apple skin and a bit of sweetness middle of tongue as it warms. Getting quite a bit of tartness at the back of the tongue towards the end of my first glass.
Medium, coats well. Lingering taste of apple skin and aged cheddar.
Very different. Extremely clear for a Wit and a few shades darker . I like the cayenne bite at the end, it hides the alcohol well. There is a lot going on here. I wouldn't have guessed its a "cider hybrid" though. Not bad. Not great. The 9% hits you pretty good after a while so be careful. Worth the try. B-
Don't buy again
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours filtered clear hay yellow with a fat dollop of white head. Aroma should be saying, "how bout them apples..." Tons of apple, with hints of sweet honey and some yeasty notes. Big creamy body with flavors of apple, sugar sweet caramel, and a dab of pepper. Long, clean and smooth finish. Interesting beer, a little too sweet for me.
DuffMan (7798) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with my wife. Deep golden colour with a slowly forming big bubbly white head that retains beautifully. Aroma is Belgian yeast, hard candy, and spicy coriander. I thought I’d get some apple or peppery nuances from the description, but nothing like that ever came forward to me. Yeast sweet palate, rock candy, coriander, a little doughy. No apple on the palate, but I’m impressed that as I sit here typing my review not long after drinking this, there is a distinct apple fruit aftertaste lingering. Odd little beer, kinda cool. I’m glad I didn’t pay big bucks for it though (like I did with Bitch’s Brew).
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a local shop. Aroma and flavor of Belgian ale with heavy banana ester, honey, cider, and select allspice. Looks fair unassuming, but the palate is also fairly crisp on both ends with a wide range of flavors in the middle. Very good beer.
Stamm (1) - - OCT 13, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bread, cereal, floral, citrus, alcohol, golden, orange, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, light body, lively. This is a good beer. Very Belgian like and a welcome change from Dogfish’s mostly hoppy other stuff. I’m a big fan of Dan the Automator, but I don’t understand what he has to do with the beer. Did he make up the ingredients? Does Dan the Automator also brew beer when he’s not making music? Anyways, it’s a nice beer and I would buy it again.