80sjeff19 (5) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This new seasonal does a great job of capturing the feel of autumn. Flavors of cinammon, nutmeg, and classic woodchuck amber cider all make for a very relaxing, enjoyable drink on a crisp fall evening. Goes great with the changing weather and colors, but would lose some effect if it was drank during the summer.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Woodchuck’s highest rated cider for a good reason. The instant I opened the bottle, the aroma of fresh sweet apple cider struck my nose. After this unexpected wave of aroma, I was able to smell the nutmeg and cinnamon that balanced so well with the rest of the aromas. The flavor was quite smooth and balanced with sweet apple cider, more nutmeg than cinnamon, and a slight bit of sour apple peal. This was truly a pleasant surprise. I’m happy to say that I like this cider. Now, if they could just make it a bit more dry!
angrypirate06 (1330) - Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with bman1113vr. Clear yellow pour with a fizzy head. Aroma is spicy, cinnamon, clove, potpourri. Flavor is dust, clove, apple, vanilla. Just a cloying and fake cider.
JMerritt (1676) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at 2009 WIU Performing Arts Society Beerfest. Straight amber, no head. Aroma of cinnamon, granny smith apples, a little charred wood and maple syrup. Spiced cider nose is rather nice. Flavor reminiscent of caramel apples - more of a red delicious apple - with some sweet honey. Rather high sweetness, but not cloyingly so. Very mild carbonation, a little syrupy. Overall, a nice autumn cider. I actually quite enjoyed it. This ended up being my #1300th rating.
cheap (3374) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 With rebate, come to about a dollar a bottle. Looks like pale lager with no sparkling what so ever. No head either. Good carbonation on tongue tho. Smell is that of apple candy. First taste is cider with a tad too much cinnamon, not used to this in my bubbly brews. Other than the cinnamon, goes down fairly easy and is quite freindly. Not too dry, quit sweet. Finish has some weird spice in there too along with the cinnamon. You would think the spices would make it something like apple pie. If you think that, you’ll be let down a little. After the session, unsweetened cinnamon linger. Seems cinny is the overiding factor in this berw.
curly (2394) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pale gold, no head. Aroma is apple, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is basically the same with pumpkin. Sweet but not overdone. Has a nice crisp, clean finish.
BeerBaby (76) - , Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear amber without a much of a head. Sweet cinnamon aroma with fruity apple. Taste is apple, cinnamon, and cloves with a light body and good carbonation. I happen to love ciders, so this was very delectable.
SpringsLicker (2822) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark yellow pour. No head.
Sweet and spicy aroma. The apple, cinnamon and other spices combine in a way that comes off almost like bubblegum with some mint behind it.
Apple spice cake flavor.
Lightly spritzy, sweet, refreshing.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle. Pours a mostly clear gold, slightly hazy, with a little white head. Aroma of apple, cinnamon, autumn spices, autumn potpourri- when I took a whiff of this, the first thing I told my girlfriend was that I thought I walked into a country store in early October. The other raters have nailed it with the descriptions, too. The flavor is a lot like apple pie/cider, with the appropriate accompaniment of fall spices. Light/medium body, very smooth, crisp, clean finish. I’ve had the other Woodchucks and have to admit I was really impressed with this one; a lot more complex and spot-on than expected. Nice autumn cider.
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very interesting drink. I guess exactly what it says in some respects, but just surprising because it is so different. I felt like a sucker buying a sixer of this, but I couldn’t pass up the spiced cider. I mean that IS cider isn’t it? There is a spicy nose, but then I don’t think it hits until mid-palate. Apple cidery/pie is the best description. Headed toward pumpkin ale like without going all the way there. Undoubtedly a sweet one.