michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Medium golden pour and a substantial aroma of cinnamon, apple, and little nutmeg. Right off the bat this one is letting you know it’s different from others. Flavor is fairly intense of pumpkin pie-like spice, sweet apples, and vanilla. Leans sweet, but not over done, and seems appropriate for the theme of this. Easy to drink; a really good one, especially for the season, and one to come back to many times. I also love the reasonable price of this brewers ciders.
labattslover74 (72) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste like like something you would drink standing on a back porch on a Saturday afternoon in fall with a small fire pit in the yard burning raked leaves, while taking a sip you stare off into the tree line at the edge of your yard and admire the fall colors.
Dark amber color, smells like apple cider with a hint of spices, taste like spiced cider.
Wish it was made year round!!
brison (44) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet spice comes across the most. Very easy drinking and an odd mix but interesting.
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber, looks like apple juice. Great aroma. Smells like Thanksgiving. Nice apple and spices aroma. The taste is the same. Well balanced apple and spices. One of my favorite Woodchucks.
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear orange with no head. Spicy cinnamon aroma. The cinnamon and nutmeg blend well with the apple flavors and conjure up notes of fall. Bruised apples and the smell of a sonny acres gift shop. Nice treat. Apple pie.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: Pretty much all the spices of a pumpkin beer but with apple instead of pumpkin and/or malt as the base.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light golden, with nice, tiny bubbles and an average, white head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing. The aroma contained apple, hints of wood, brown sugar, tons of fall spices, and autumn potpourri. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly acidic and slightly sour with a sort of short duration. The light body was dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a dry finish.
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Okay, so my wife is a celiac, and cannot enjoy beer the way most of us lucky SOBs do. She hasn’t yet been able to develop a palate for the newly available, gluten-free beers, as she is accustomed to more watery offerings like Bud Light (actually a fairly safe beer for celiacs due to the fact that the gluten has been virtually processed out of the poor liquid). So, upon meeting her, I’ve indulged in one of her favorite drinks: Hard cider, which is her (and many others like her) choice when grabbing a cold one. Most of these offerings are okay; refreshing, tolerable, and even quite delicious on the right occasion. There is one brand/style that stands out miles above the rest, and that is Woodchuck Fall Cider. This stuff is (comparatively) a gift from the gluten-free gods. As a New Englander, this kick-starts the autumnal nostalgia wonderfully. The gentle cinnamon, and warming nutmeg bring you deep into an autumnal leaf-laden orchard, where you know you have a warm cozy farmhouse waiting for your company just over that hill (mind the mud-hole from the tractor wheels).
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Strong Christmas aromas here. My favorite Woodchuck offering so far.
tnkw01 (1717) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear copper in color. Reminds me of apple pie in both taste and aroma.
s0me0nesmind1 (15) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not bad - but overall an odd combination that leaves the taste a little "meh"