Bulk_Carrier (2579) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a slight golden yellow colored body with a small white head that lasts barely three seconds.
The smell had Granny Smith apples, cinnamon with a light wheat.
The taste took the previously mentioned flavors combine with some malts to make a decent combination.
On the palate, it sat about a light, sessionable, crisp, light harshness on the tongue, apple aftertaste and finish.
Overall, this is the apple version of Shipyard’s "Pumpkinhead." Even though it is a bit like an "apple pie," it is easy to drink.
berkshirejohn (5025) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Drum Hill Liquor, Chelmsford, MA. A cidery amber pour with a ring of white head; aroma of apple and cinnamon; the cinnamon dominates the taste - I’m not usually a big fan, but this kind of grew on me; the finish is dry and cidery with more cinnamon. I assume there is some wheat ale in there somewhere, but it’s not very apparent.
Parrothead (292) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle. It pours nice, looks nice, keeps a decent head........but I detected no apple on the nose and even less in the taste. There is a small bit of cinnamon though. Not a bad wheat beer, apple? Nah.
EithCubes (5206) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, screw-top. Nose is wheaten with yuletide cinnamon/gingerbread and fruitcake spicing, apple. Pours clear golden with a soapy beige head. Ginger and cinnamon sprinkled onto applecake in the mouth, a nice touch of cider, crisp and dry with a medium-full body and a bit of a bready finish. This really is a holiday ale to me, very seasonal, harvest fading into winter, but I like the blend and there’s enough balance (in combination with cloy-aversion) to make me want to know back a few. Well done!
BrewBoxer (2400) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a lager looking deep cider color with a weird backbone and after taste that makes it more of a strange spiced beer then a fruit one/..interesting
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 12, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Terrible. Wheat, cinnamon, apple. Not what I am looking for when I want a beer. The cinnamon comes on strong at the end.
Berard (429) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft. Pours murky orange with thin white head that lingers. Medium carbonation over sweet wheat aroma. Sweet apple like flavor with wheat beer tones. I don't like wheat beer and this is no exception.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home via Dr. Shithead courtesy wave. Would pete. Pours a very hazy dull dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Really heavy cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, holiday spice, apple/pear aroma. Mostly just tastes like a goddamn 7-11 apple fritter. Lightly tart. Not super hard to chug but not particularly delicious either. Not a wave.
merc7186 (2486) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Clear Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes All Light, Very Mild White Head Ring, No Lacing
S: Cinnamon, Crisp Green Apples
T: Green Apples, Mild Cinnamon
M: Poorly Carbonated, Light Bodied, Crisp, Clean
Overall, this beer is as advertised which is an apple beer. It definitely has the taste of a beer as opposed to being a cider. Its good but nothing impressive, as advertised. The cinnamon wasnt overpowering thankfully and very drinkable.
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The measure against which every apple beer should be measured is Ephemere and this one just doesn’t stack up. Overly sweet, sticky, lacking the dry tartness that reminds you of beer rather than cider.