HuskerTan (463) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Draft.
A- Apples, citrus, honey.
A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, minimal head.
T- Very sweet and medium sourness.
P- Light body, slick texture, fizzy carbonation, crisp sour finish.
O- A good apple beer. A little too sour and quite sweet but still refreshing.
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of sweet apples
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of heavy sour green apple that makes me think of sour green apple lollipops or bubblegum. That’s pretty much all there is when it comes to the aroma. I wouldn’t call the aroma bad, but it is a bit much. It pours slightly hazy dull golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some sporadic thin rings left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate apple that is more apple juice than the candy-ish sour apple in the aroma. The finish has a touch of wheat and grass. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation that is a tad fizzy at times. Overall, I expected this to be much worse. I’d never buy a 6-pack, but I certainly wouldn’t refuse to drink it again. I’m sure it would be pretty refreshing on a hot day.
MrWomey (31) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Ugh. Barely beer. It pours the traditional color of wheat beer, with little to no head. Aroma follows taste with an overly sweet and sour apple edge. This lacks any of the fine carbonation you’d tend to find in a good cider like Crispin. The body is very thin and and unpleasing to the palate. Just like Guinness Black Lager, I would not try this Honeycrisp Apple Wheat again.
Chudwick (2008) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle - pours hazy gold with white head. Nose is sour apple ranch candy. Sweet and tart. Applesauce aftertaste.
eruizgarcia (191) - - NOV 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strong apple aroma but not seamlessly integrated into the beer. A bit funky at the end. Pretty sweet but not too much. It’s ok but I’d rather have cider.
pkbites (674) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
It’s cheaper for brewers to make apple flavored beer than real hard cider.
I get that. What I don’t get is why anyone would drink apple flavored beer rather than real cider. Real cider is better and worth the extra money.
This is rather dry. And the wheat characteristics shows through the fake apple flavor. Not horrible but not good either. Bottle.
jcartamdg (1876) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours gold with no head. Aroma of artificial apple cider, sweet and fake. Taste is apples, then a fake cider sweetness, then an awful stale malt aftertaste. This is pretty bad
weihenweizen (1630) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Pours hazy pale yellow with medium off-white head. Medium carbonation, no lacing, and nice tart apple aroma. Taste is apple and soft wheat. If the taste matched the aroma this be would be good.
tad_davis (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Taste good but it leaves the pallet quickly. All in all not a bad beer though. I have had other apple or cider beers and this is very crisp tasting. I just wish the taste stayed.