Shipyard Brewing Company

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Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Herb and Spice Beer
3.11 | pDev: 22.19%
Jul 29, 2017
Dec 10, 2011
Notes: Applehead is a crisp, refreshing wheat ale with a delightful apple aroma and subtle cinnamon flavor.
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3.37 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Jul 29, 2017
3.17 by jeffreyhill021 from Massachusetts on Mar 20, 2017
4 by Southpawwp from Massachusetts on Nov 13, 2016
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2.98/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by hophugger from Virginia

Very light creamy aroma of apple juice. Average head and no lacing. Taste is slightly watered down and spice is a tad too much. Overall, this beer lacked any complexity

Jun 03, 2016
3.06 by Mcataldo8 from New Hampshire on Mar 11, 2016
3.5 by Gkruszewski from New York on Sep 26, 2015
3.4 by DinoBlueShoes from Maine on Aug 20, 2015
2.5 by atrocity from Virginia on Jul 01, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ShepardCommander from Virginia

I enjoyed it. It reminded me of fall

Jun 26, 2015
3.25 by ovaltine from Indiana on May 26, 2015
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2.15/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75
by boku56 from Nevada

Way too much cinnamon. Tastes very artificial.

Apr 05, 2015
3.59 by markallmon from Tennessee on Apr 05, 2015
3.09 by whatname from Pennsylvania on Mar 30, 2015
3 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Mar 03, 2015
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2.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by ordybill from Georgia

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Fantastic aroma of apples, can't wait to taste
Appearance- Looks like a mix between apple juice and a lager. Has a small white head.
Taste- Completely disappointing. I actually feel cheated when I compare the aroma to the taste. You can taste cinnamon and maybe a hint of apple, but the beer flavor doesn't appeal to me.
Palate- This is a light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry and crisp.
Overall - This does not even compare to Shipyard's Pumpkin brew. I would not try this again nor recommend it to anyone unless they want to experiment with flavors

Feb 24, 2015
3.42 by Mutt1823 from Nevada on Feb 24, 2015
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4.43/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by aliceinbeerland13

Great beer, had to try it since I love pumpkin head!

Feb 14, 2015
3.66 by Kachris3 from North Carolina on Jan 15, 2015
1.48 by Baileye3 from Rhode Island on Dec 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
by wac9 from Pennsylvania

a very nice beer its fresh crisp beer enyoyable a beer worth drinking

Dec 06, 2014
3.12 by irishevans from California on Nov 30, 2014
2.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 21, 2014
2.75 by Reds76 from Maine on Nov 09, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev +18.6%
by hoptheology from South Dakota

Appearance (3.5) : Pours a decent 1 finger head that quickly evaporates into a foamy ring. Body is like slightly opaque apple juice.

Aroma (3.5) : I smell a bucket of damp, mushy apples, with some of them that have gone bad in the bunch. That's probably the best I can describe it in all honesty. Could be because I just picked our apple trees in the back yard (first frost). Beyond that with more detail, there's some slight tart cinnamon, with some faint corn notes. Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (3.75) : Tartness hits first with a classic lager taste right after, which fills out the majority of the body. At the tail end there's cinnamon and a slight flavor of candy gummi apple rings. Slight faint sourness on the finish. It's definitely not too sweet. For those who are shy of sweet apple beers, this is not one of them, so you're in the safe zone. Those expecting more sweetness will be disappointed, but in all honesty it's a beer, not juice cocktail.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Zingy, zippy, carbonated, and crisp. Light bodied. The finish is dry and crisp.

Overall (3.69) : As far as fruit beers go, it's hard to find one that stands up to the definition of "craft". But this beer is pretty decent, and it probably gets a worse rep than it should. Shipyard Applehead is a beer you drink when you are in the mood for a beer, but also apples. This is not cloying or overly sweet, in fact it's more beer than it is apples. However if you want apples, it's there - and it will satisfy your craving for an apple flavored beer. I'd drink it again, I may even consider a six pack on sale. Decent brew. I feel like I've described this beer in the best ability I can. Gonna finish this one on the couch in front of the tube.

Oct 08, 2014
3.5 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona on Oct 03, 2014
1.5 by Klister from Maine on Oct 03, 2014
2.75 by MJHolsey from South Carolina on Sep 20, 2014
3.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Sep 09, 2014
3.16 by Alexincj7 from Michigan on Sep 07, 2014
3 by blatantlocalism from Michigan on Sep 05, 2014
3 by CraigTravor from California on Sep 03, 2014
2.75 by LutherBrau from Massachusetts on Sep 02, 2014
2.5 by malfunxion from New York on Aug 31, 2014
3.5 by Rojada1988 from Pennsylvania on Aug 25, 2014
2 by flr0605 from Puerto Rico on Aug 19, 2014
3.3 by Hootie159 from Massachusetts on Aug 19, 2014
3.5 by wattersmike90 from New York on Aug 09, 2014
3.25 by PeterDumas from New York on Aug 08, 2014
Applehead from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 407 ratings