Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I feared an apple-flavored malt beverage, but I was surprised at how much I liked this beer. Light body but not watery. Apple flavor was, appropriately, predominant, with a baked-red delicious apple character that was complimented by light brown sugar and cinnamon notes. Some faint malt notes toward the end state a claim that the beverage is a beer. Interesting, but the sort of beer that you are happy to split and then move on to something else. I like this as an alternative to the pumpkin beers as a fall seasonal.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
berkshirejohn (4126) - 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 (291) - 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 (4577) - 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 (1724) - 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 (1066) - 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 (180) - 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
NielsenRatings (8114) - 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 (1665) - 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 (2539) - 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.
Cybercat (2947) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear solar yellow with a thick but effervescent off-white head - looks more like a cider than a beer. Aroma reinforces the cider perception, having a strong apple note and some cinnamon as well, just a hint of malt. Smells like a fresh apple pie. Flavor, though, is a little more beer-like; now the wheaty malt comes through, though the main flavor is still apple, and a cinnamon tone accompanies them. Texture is smooth and firm but lacks fizz. Still, go ahead and pick one to enjoy on a nice crisp fall day.