eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a fizzy white head. The head turns quickly into a small ring...if you can call it that. Aromas of apple, light cinnamon, and more apple. The flavor is light but blanced. Apple, apple, and more apple in here. Cider takes this "beer" to a really drinkable/slammable place. Nothing special here but not a drainpour
Blackkat716 (1) - Utah, USA - APR 11, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Loved this Beer! It has a sweet apple taste that is to die for. It is different from most beers with its lively fruitful taste with just a hint of Wheat. The Aroma is just as lovely as the taste.
unclemattie (4034) - Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Yellow color, white fizz. Smells of green apple candy. Tastes of wheat with green apple extract. Tart flavor. I feel sorry for anyone who buys more than 6 of these...
dlihcsnatas (236) - Texas, USA - APR 9, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured up a hazy goldish orange. Smells of apples as I would have expected and it made me kind of think this might be pretty good. I was wrong. The taste is just what this is, a apple cider mixed with a wheat brew. The two just donít seem to come together well. Glad I only purchased a sample bottle. Really donít want to drink any more of these.
jflopsu (439) - New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a hazy gold with lots of carbonation. Very strong sour/ granny smith apple aroma. Strong apple flavor with a hint of wheat. Very acidicy beer.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle says 5.2%. Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a quick-fading two finger white shade. Not the most aesthetically pleasing brew.
S: Is this beer, or is it cider? There are strong apple tones throughout, along with a bit of tartness and some diacetyl. Jolly Ranchers come instantly to mind here. The minor beer qualities here arenít too hot.
T: This may well be cider, with its big sweetness and apple flavors, but thereís also some finishing diacetyl that I could do without. The malty finish tries to balance some of the cider sweetness...only it turns it into beery sweetness thatís a bit more unpleasant. None of the advertised spices come through well.
M: Thick and sweet, as expected. Lots of carbonation, too. The problem here is that itís so damn sweet that it kills drinkability - and it canít get away with it the way a pure commercial cider like Angry Orchard can.
O: I totally get this point of this product, combining a sweet apple cider with a generic witbier - the problem is it tries to be everything to everyone, and as a result, doesnít do either the cider or the beer aspect well enough to appeal to discerning craft beer/cider drinkers (plus the whole "itís made by AB-InBev" thing). Not bad for a malternative, though.
Finhead (1111) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, yellow-gold pour with a white head. The aroma is very fruity with the smell of freshly sliced apples dominating. It has a light body with a slightly sticky texture and lively carbonation. The taste is sweet and crisp, but with an obvious cider quality. This is an interesting brew and worth a try.
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Holy shit... really wasnít prepared for that flavor... Pours a dull straw with fair offwhite head. Aroma is actually quite pleasant - perfumy sour apple. But the flavor just pushes the limit on what I can tolerate in a beer. This tastes EXACTLY like a green jolly rancher has been melted down and distilled. Sour and puckering but in a fake medicinal way. Maybe, under the perfect circumstances, I might be willing to drink more than a few sips.
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured cloudy, straw golden with a well-retained white head. The aroma picked up lots of mostly sweet apples and not a whole lot else.. some earthy notes and wheat as well.. no real complaints. The flavor found tangy and sweet apples throughout, with a pale malt and wheaty base.. some watery apple juice on the middle.. finished with a little apple tang and prickly carbonation. Light-bodied with filling carbonation on the palate.. this lost its way on the middle, but was otherwise serviceable.
bubbleflubber (1712) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy golden into the glass, with a fizzy head that leaves no real retention and mild spotty lacing. The nose is of apple cider. Flavors are of cider, some very reserved wheat traces, a little spice toward the apple pie finish. The mouthfeel is seltzery and the body medium-thin with overactive carbonation. Itís certainly the macro take on a hard style to get right in the first place, but it serves its purpose and provides a novelty that even I might enjoy from time to time. Too much might be a tad cloying; thankfully, a little goes a long way.