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Shipyard Applehead is a crisp, refreshing wheat ale with a delightful apple aroma and subtle cinnamon flavor. This beer is available in 6-packs, 12-packs and on draft. “We asked Pumpkinhead fans what other flavors would they like to see and their answer was apple,” said director of sales and marketing, Bruce Forsley. “We listened to what our fans asked for and created Shipyard Applehead. Master brewer Alan Pugsley has combined the subtle sweetness of cinnamon and apple with a clean, refreshing wheat ale to create a whole new beer experience.”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1435) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2012 Tasted at the 2012 St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival from bottle into sampler glass. Poured a predictable amber color with weak head but very aromatic. Smelled of apples and cinnamon, wheat bread, some fruity yeast esters and clove phenols. Nice fruity taste, more like a fruity wheat beer than a straight-up cider, welcome hops bitterness to off-set the sweetness. Unique and interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
osu97gp (650) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Pours a clear pale orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma of apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Flavor of apples, sugar, and light cinnamon. Almost like an apple pie in a bottle. Very Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1672) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Taste is very good, if not very beery. Wheat plus apples and cinnamon equals apple strudle. This would probably make an awesome beer float.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PorterPounder (5547) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium golden with a thin, quickly dissipating white head. Aroma reminds me of Apple Jax cereal. Flavor is sweet and and cinammony and very artificial. Tastes like spiced cider that has been sitting out too long and gotten cold. Mouthfeel has a pasty clinging effect. Not impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1928) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Aroma is spicy cinnamon. Upfront flavor is spice, a hint of cooked apple, and a doughy note. Not extremely fruity or sour at all. Very different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2012
"subtle sweetness of cinnamon"?! more like clobbered over the head with it. just like Pumpkinhead, this beer is overpoweringly sweet, and i get no wheat beer flavor at all. i guess if you are into ciders, this would be a good crossover. otherwise, bleh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcos (1527) - Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on January 22nd, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a clear gold.
Aroma: Aroma is of light apple.
Taste: Taste is of faint apple and BLS malt.
Palate:Verry fizzy.

Summary: Maybe my bottle was bad, but this beer was like a BLS light beer with some apple in it. I couldn’t drink more than a third of it. Was like a combination of a bad cider and coors light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kareillyjr20 (1) - east wareham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2012 does not count
Light beer with hints of cinnamon. Good everyday beer for meals. Leaves a good after taste in mouth and not overly appley..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (3699) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012
On draft at the Brass Tap, poured a dark orange color, with aromas of cinnamon and apples. Flavor is mostly cinnamon, with very little apple flavor coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2156) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Had 3 of these while home brewing today. Very interesting don’t think I’ve had apple beer before. Tastes of tart granny smith apples, with cinnamon, grass, and some floral notes. Pretty refreshing

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