queenholly (2413) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light smoke and apple aroma. Hazy light amber with a huge fizzy, quickly dissipating head. Smoky apple flavor. Light dry body, very highly carbonated... way too carbonated. Would have been more enjoyable with softer carbonation.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
1st July 2010
Hazy amber beer. Frothy white head. Smoky nose. Light crisp palate. Smoke and somewhat tart apple. Very dry finish. That’s about that! Was hoping for something more sophisticated. A rare disappointment from Shorts.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Clear golden body with a huge, fizzy head. Aroma of sweet apple, peat, smoke, plastic. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet, lightly bitter and moderately tart. Thin to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The beer tasted of chemicals, but it was just the combination of tart apple cider and smoke that gave it the astringency.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Brickhouse BBQ Beer Spot Great Taste pre-party. Caramel apple with next to no head. Aroma of smoke wood, smoked malt and faint apple. Taste of smoked wood with a brief note of apple in the middle then washed out by smoky pale malt. Shorts is hit or miss and this one missed.
madvike (2374) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brickhouse BBQ - Pours apple juice amber with no head. Smells of lightly smoked malt with real faint apples and a bit of cider sweetness. Taste is apple juice, but watery and not pungent at all, with pretty full smoke on the finish. Feels smooth and watery with very nice carbonation. This one doesn’t work very well, but like all Short’s beers, it’s interesting.
jckp64 (347) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale golden with a light white head. Aroma is all smoke with a hint of apple. Flavor is much the same. All smoke with a hint of apple coming through in the end. Was not a fan of this beer.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangey Amber color with slight pink hue. Aroma of Banana and apple. Flavor begins as a nice sweet apple then a fake, undissolved hickory bbq smoke. The palate starts sweet, this is a good apple beer at firs,t then it becomes a sad almost depressing smoky beer that doesn’t work on something so pale. Bottle from a trade with StFun.
BelgianBeerGal (2869) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Traded 12oz bottle. Poured gently to not awake the sediment beast at the bottom. Pretty serious carbonation drives a huge, bubbly off-white head that looks like you poured apple juice from about 2 feet above the glass. Clear, gold color. Aroma is pretty much mentholy smoke with a hint of apple sweetness behind it. Again in the flavor it’s mostly the smoke with a hint of the apples. Maybe a little thin and disjointed (like the big, bad smoke and the gentle apples are fighting). Fine and cool for trying something different.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass...The beer is a clear straw lots of nice white head...The aroma is light sadly. A little smoke presents but its mostly fresh cut apples, granny smith. Its not overpowering, interesting, actually wish it had more smoke and apple...The taste is similar to the aroma, super light, a little smoke and apple, again wish it was stronger because this has some potential...Easy to drink, interesting take.
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of apple, smoke and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of apple, smoke and light carmel with a smooth lingering smokey finish.