jandd1983 (1911) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
It poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of wheat, honey , apples and some spice. The taste was similar to the aroma with a little bittersweet apple aftertaste. Not bad.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
poursa semi-clear orange with a medium size white head that goes away but not completely, and pretty good lacing.
smell is of apple, musty, and some yeast.
taste is of sour green apple, a little sweetness in the back, and yeast. ends dry. more like a cider to me. dont see what the big hype is with all the kiddie drinking this all of a sudden.
tmongoose (942) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma is big honey crisp apples, sweet and strong. Almost cidery. The flavor is smoother than the aroma. You get a good amount of the honey crisp apple and some cider but suprisingly it doesn’t cover up the wheat which is right there. For that I give this kind of rating.
thetmaxx (712) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from the bottle, didn’t have high hopes for this one. Aroma is like apple cider. Flavor was really appley with a middle taste that felt like it was going flavorless/ cardboard but finished tart apples. I think the wheat is the weird middle section. Maybe they should have just made cider, it would have been better. Better than I thought but awkward.
jmagnus87 (2050) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a murky dark yellow with no head. Aroma of an artificial green apple sucker. Taste is light sweet and light sour. Fake green apple flavor dominates. Light bodied with a thin yet sticky texture. Fizzy carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, meh. About what would be expected from Shock Top.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dirty hazy gold with a creamy/fizzy white head. Aroma is very fresh apple. I guess the Honeycrisp variety has a lot of aroma. Med minus body. The combination starts strange, and goes towards a cardboardy beer, finishing fairly sweet with some "crisp" apple notes. Lingering flavor is tart/sweet apple. Probably would seem better on a dry hot day.
FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 ounce bottle- pored out cloudy yellow with a minimum white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is what you would get from an apple car air freshener, cloying and too strong. Taste was Apple Jacks cereal with Bud poured on it. Awful. Skip it.
Onslow (1019) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Cloud dirty yellow brew with white head. Aroma is an explosion of fake apple flavoring. Taste is the same - sort of like that ’apple cider’ that you mix from a powder. Fail.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
1.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
pours a hazy gold pineapple brown .. light foam .. smell is awesome, red apple .. . agrrr, horris taste and palate- fizzy rotten apple .. . not good at all .. . . i used to love airports
heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A cloudy medium yellow tinted orange head. There is a bright white head topping this one. The nose has some sweet apple notes and some white cake. There is also a little bit of citrus, but the apples dominate. However, the apple note seems fake, like candy. There is a sweet taste of apples and a little bit of oranges. There is a hint of spicing. The apple taste appears artificial. Amazingly, one of the better cyser style brews I have tried. The carbonation is a bit sharp in the mouth.