Heathen (1444) - 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.
EithCubes (4571) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, not fresh by date but still smells new. Nose is cinnamon, light nutmeg, medium wood (oak rather than pine), sticky maple syrup and vanilla, love this, extremely autumnal and captures well the spirit of many foods and drinks of that time. Clear dark golden with medium carb and and ephemeral beige head. Taste is sweet, sticky medium body, no bitterness, and spices rule the day, principally cinnamon with only a swatch of nutmeg. Oak is calming and smooth. Would absolutely not want more than one of these a season, but itís plenty nice as a singleton.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark golden with a maple-y nose of sticky sugar and a wee bit of pecan, and sweet fleshy apple, dipped in a maple cinnamon sauce. Flavor is candy sweet with cinnamon and caramel, loads of candy sweet apple, with a backing of maple and pecan. A bit cloy sweet but very dessert like.
boxofrane (1846) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Straight from the bottle. The aroma is apples and cinnamon. The taste is apple juice, cinnamon, and dry spices.
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Brown as an unfiltered apple cider. A bit more apple juice in the nose than the Granny Smith I just had. Iím smelling the spices too, but they kind of have the ring of "natural flavor." I started this before checking the label closely and could easily notice the cinnamon spices. So it more or less fits in with the current flood of pumpkin pie spice beverages. Even so, itís a bit of a dare for a mass-marketed cider.
gregwilsonstl (920) - Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark clear copper. Crisp. Cinnamon and nutmeg work very well. Refreshing and warming, but not hot. Complex apple combination. I canít quite place which apples are used. Thanks Meagan.
Ernesto987 (3230) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent spices cider, a bit too sweet however, probably has added sugar and not just fructose from the apples, too bad
GAcdr (9) - - NOV 7, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On the edge of "too sweet" on account of the cinnamon and vanilla, but the smell is excellent, woody and memorable.
Drank from the bottle but design is nice.
Good apple taste hinting towards caramel.
migwell (28) - - NOV 4, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Itís a long story... I bought a 6 of Sierra Nevada Celebration ale, thinking it would be great, but it was too bitter for my tastes by far. So, I thought I could save the remaining 5 by mixing it with hard cider. My only experience with ciders was years ago, when we used to mix Guinness and Woodpecker cider, a great combo. Well, I got Woodchuck Granny Smith to mix with the Celebration, and that was pretty palatable, the cider being a bit thin, but decent. However, the last bottle in the sixer was not Granny Smith, but this spicy Fall cider. Yuck! Apple pie in a glass. No thanks.
JStax (2567) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Translucent copper with lots of bubbles. Aroma has a heavy wood and caramel presence. Apple is there, too, of course, but that wood andvanilla really come through strong.
TequilaReader (30) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
bubblegum, clove, vanilla, amber, clear, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, light body, creamy, average carbonation,