kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at Joplin Macadoodles tasting today. Not too impressed with this one: very artificial aroma and flavor, and the flavor doesnít last long. As a fan of real honeycrisp apples, this was a letdown. Then again, itís Shock Top, so itís not like I had very high expectations...
alobar (3561) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a maize shade of yellow with a white head. Aroma of sour apple with hint of wheat. Powerful artificial green apple flavor with some grain. Decent.
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 1-14-13-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance Ė Pours a hazy golden-yellow colored brew with big billowy white head. The head fades very fast to leave only a very light level of lacing.
Smell Ė WowÖ the aroma on this one is huge. You can smell it as soon as you open the bottle. It is massive of a tart green apple aroma mixed with some candy sweet smells. With these sweet aromas is a very light wheat and yeast smell as well. It smells very much like a sour apple jolly rancher candy.
Taste Ė The taste starts out with a big sweet hard cider flavor mixed with some wheat flavors. As the taste advances the wheat flavors dwindle while a yeast taste comes to the tongue. While the sweet hard cider flavor remains throughout the taste it takes on more notes of a sour nature more toward the end of the taste. This more green apple like hard cider taste takes the taste to its end where it meets with some candy sugar sweetness to leave a sweet and sour (mainly sweet) apple flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel Ė The body of the beer is rather thin in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that is average to just above average. The thinner body and medium to higher carbonation are very appropriate for the hard cider like characteristics of this brew.
Overall- This is more cider like in nature then beer like. It is sweet and apple heavy in flavor with light hints of wheat and yeast. If you are looking for something cider like then this is not a bad go to.
MarkSachon (949) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big can purchased at a convenience store in Richmond, VA. Crisp but probably too sweet. Rather flat with no great appeal.
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle - This brew smells like an apple jolly rancher. It tastes very sweet with lots of apple flavoring. Itís almost like candy. Thereís not much evidence of a Belgian wit here. Itís not horrible but it certainly seems pointless.
MrBeerFanatic (1018) - Friona, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a medium deep straw color with a frothy head. Aromas of jolly rancher apple, straw and slight grain in the background. Flavors of jolly rancher apple upfront (taste artificial but still tasty), slight straw. Medium sweet. The artificial apple covers every other flavor mostly. Its a aroma/flavor hog. Like a liquid jolly rancher.
Msdrbeat (498) - East Lansing, USA - AUG 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Honestly not bad. The base beer seemed fine but the flavoring tasted artificial.
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obguthr (5714) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Childrenís strawberry flavored medicne aroma, jolly rancher green apple underneath. Cloudy golden, thick head. Jolly rancher apple flavor, stale malt. Bubble gum overtones. Slightly fizzy, but not as bad as most macro beers. Not much in the way of witbier qualities, then again, itís not really beery at all. Regardless, this was enjoyable and refreshing. It isnít cider. It isnít beer. It isnít even alcopop. Itís something new. Despite itís artificiality, I liked it.
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of honey crisp apples, taste is apples, some wheat, easy drinking, no alcohol present, definitely sugar.
milewide (2073) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden color with decent apple aroma. Flavor seemed artificial to me. Body was solid. Average in total.