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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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The Bad Apple is a semi-dry, bold cider. Aged with brandy-cured Oregon white oak, the Bad Apple offers complex oak tannins and rich vanilla notes. Hints of sweetness derived from local meadowfoam honey make this a cider to savor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (984) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Crystal clear straw hue with fizzy carbonation. Aroma is green apple, sugar, wood, acetic. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and lighter carbonation. Feels a bit slick. Taste is a mixture of sweet and acidic initially with a slight astringent bitterness in the following and a tart ethanol finish. Overall this is a really nice cider. Tart and semi dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michaelinwa (612) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2014 Bottle. Mild aroma, strong carbonation. Taste is on the dry side, but some balancing sweet flavor in the background. Seems basic, and maybe this batch isnít as interesting as what I had last year. I see not reason to try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (686) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Pours a clear light gold. Aroma is sweet apple and some wood. Taste is tart green apples up front, into a sticky bitterness in the end. Redeeming quality is the not-so-obvious ABV and overall drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2013
On draught at 2 Towns Ciderhouse. Crisp clear golden color. Aroma is sweet roasted apple with oak hints. Taste is syrup sweet red apple, intense vanilla, and oak. Finishes with a sweet caramel apple aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Filtered gold with a thin layer of a head. Unpleasant malic acid and chemical cleaner and spoiled cream soda aroma with some the apples coming through like an artificially flavored soda. Medium light body, fizzy / gassy carbonation, chewy, sugary and sweet finish with high acid and a soda water calcium quality. Boozy and unpalatable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Light golden in color, clear with no head. Light barrel aged flavors. Nice apples in th nose and finish. Very dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavż in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle from Made in Oregon. Clear, pale gold body. Pretty sizable, lingering head for a cider. Smells of pears, sharp florals, handsoap. Brown sugar. All too familiar Woodchuck-like apple scent on the back. Taste upfront is green, tart, acidy cider apples. The brandy slides on thick about halfway through. Carbonation dies & this heavy, woody caramel is just shellacked onto the back of your tongue. Light, prickly carbonation. Returning acid. Oxidized, grainy, vanilla finish. This was probably an okay cider before the wood hit it. Bad Apple. Bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5853) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Yellow with a few white bubbles. The aroma has some sweet apples. The flavor is similar with a hint of tartness. I donít get any real oak notes from the barrel aging, but I had no idea that this was so high in alcohol; it tastes like it is about 5%. Remarkable a cider of this strength tasted like it did.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear right gold, white ring of fine bubbles. Nose of vanilla, oak, winey, tannic, brandy. Taste of tart apple, Brandy, wet barrel, fairly straightforward, not indicative of the 10.5% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Sparkling, fizzy yellow with a head that quickly fades to an old apple tree ring. Appreciable apple nose--mostly green apple, along with wood touches and veering in parts to vinegar and tartness. Green apple flavor, sour tart, and rather bitter.

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