GenDV138 (7470) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Draft during RBSG 2014 at the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten. Hazy apricot yellow with off-white head. Aromas of big apples. Tastes of big apples, wheat, citrus. Light body with a dry finish. Decent. thegreenrooster (4490) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is all apple. I could small it as I was pouring it from the can. Flavor is again all apple. This is very sweet and way artificial. There is no way AB could get this apple flavor and aroma naturally. A buck for the can b/c I wanted something light. cmiller54hr (47) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2014
June Apple aroma. Tastes like apple jolly rancher. Not sure if this is beer or cider. Not a fan bu11zeye (13032) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of apple flavored candy and cinnamon. Flavor of apple candy, honey, wheat, cinnamon, and pear juice. phaleslu (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Draft at the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten after a brewery tour. Pours a dull, hazy yellow-orange with a big white head. Notes of apples, wheat, candy, and honey. Medium-bodied, with high carbonation and a muddled mouthfeel. Not much to it. But it smells good. And that gives it the edge over other fruited Shock Tops.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft on tap at the Anheuser Busch Brewery (St. Louis, MO). Pours a well hazed golden amber hue, good haziness and frothy whitish head dies to a mellow ring, laces small. Aromas are potently sweet, apple nectar, sweet sugar and touches of gentle spice, apple pie, flaked wheat and a bit bready. Initial is sweet, almost sickly so. Faint citrus, apple pie and jolly ranchers. Sweeter, not sticky with that potent artificial apple candy flavors. Finish is a touch sticky, red apple and faint spice, deadened wheaty malts. Wow. That’s sweet and a bit messy, but I bet it sells Bebum (1039) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Foamy and lacy, clear until you swirl the last bit left in the bottle and pour it in. Pale gold.
Light body, delicate but not weak flavor, very refreshing, well carbonated with a rather coarse mousse, decent length.
Very sweet but also crisp, carbonation and refrigeration can help prevent it from being cloying.
Apple, yeast, no hop.
Good aperitif, interesting combination of beer and cider.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ferris (16107) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Draft - Sweet green apple. Cloudy gold with a thin white head. Semi sweet green apple with a light bit of malt. Homer321 (5143) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Draft at STL brewery. Aroma is all tart apple. Pour is a very hazy orange yellow color with no head. Taste is sweet up front with a quick tart apple jolly rancher. Crisp dry finish. wilnatp (722) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tasted at Stanley’s Beer and Bacon Fest - May 17th, 2014 during Art-A-Whirl in Northeast. Notes were a bit light.