hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
sample bottle 2/27/12
clear fuji apple juice color with a short lived white head.
smells and tastes like a dusty michael’s hobby store or a cheap cinnamon apple candle... christ, it is even waxy feeling...
bhensonb (12962) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours light amber. Slight whitish head. Cinnamon is the primary aroma - but the effect is something like a cold baked apple. Med minus body. Flavor is cinnamon/sweet with some apple skin, and there is a bit of skin astringency. Calling it cinnamon beer would be more on point.
TheJestersBeer (2291) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium gold, white head.
Fruity aroma, lots of ripe apples and cinnamon, wheat, citrus.
Off-dry, light bodied, low bitterness, balanced CO2.
Fruity, spicy taste, apples, cinnamon citrus, wheat. Refreshing.
obguthr (4905) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wonderful apple, honey, and cinnamon aroma, even a little bready. Clear amber, thin head. Drier and breadier flavor. Apple and nutmeg flavor, quite artificial. A kiss of blueberry in the finish. I rather enjoyed the pumpkin beers but there is something not quite right in this beer and I call shenanigans. I do hope that artificial flavorings were not employed here.
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 Exactly what it promises - so in that respect I think Shipyard did a nice job on this. Smells of cinnamon and apple cider - almost like a "spiced apple" yankee candle. Taste is cinnamon with an apple and malt backbone. Probably would be great in the summer, and a fun novelty beer - especially for those who have been turned off by beer in the past.
TATE (385) - Lubec, Maine, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at the Thirsty Moose. I’m a pretty big fan of most of Shipyard’s offerings but this one falls short and I’m not sure what the purpose is. The taste is mostly nutmeg and very much the same flavor as the Pumpkinhead swapping out pumpkin for apple flavoring. If I was looking for apple flavor though, I’d go with a Magners Cider instead. While the taste was not bad it was forgettable and feels a bit gimmicky.
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber with a bready, slightly sour aroma. The flavor has a hint of apples and a touch of cinnamon. Drink it fast and ice cold for best results.
jjuf1853 (1290) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at World of Beer in Land O Lakes. Pours a light golden yellow with virtually no head whatsoever. Aroma is fairly sweet with the obvious apple notes. Flavor is not as sweet as expected with more spiced notes from the cinnamon. Overall not bad, but not something I’d want more than a pint of in one sitting.
jeremytoni (3020) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light apple mostly spicy malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
For a beer called "applehead" the scent was more so on the cinnamon/malty side. The taste became a bit more like apple pie as it warmed up, but the hop finish gave way to a strange aftertaste.