DrnkMcDermott (2779) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Odd commercial description here, since the label itself says they’ve added apple juice concentrate to the fermented cider. And it taste like it, too. Pretty tart, I tell ya. Taste is just "cheap." Well, I knew it was cheap when I bought it, but I just wanted to finally put a commercial cider in my stats. I haven’t rated one yet because I have access to so much good homebrewed stuff.
Frank (2758) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pretty decent and fairly dry hard cider. It is a very plain looking pale yellow color and headless. The fermentation character here is completely clean, leaving the focus entirely on apples and some floral notes in the aroma. This is nicely tart, which lends a crisp character that lends drink-ability. I might complain this is a bit on the bland side but this is really rather good for what it is.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet and tart in taste, this cider is good, but misses the spice quality of some others.
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle at Cactus Jack’s into a pint glass. Gold and clear with minimal head, no lacing. Apples, apple juice, medium to heavy sweetness and lightly tart. Average body, kind of refreshing.
seymour (1399) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Part of a side-by-side cider tasting, thanks David! Poured from bottle into a snifter. Clear golden colour. Predictable aromas and flavours of fermented apple juice, but fairly harsh, metallic, and one-dimensional compared to others we sampled. Strong carbonation, too much bite.
lewishr1 (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Not too fruity or sweet like most ciders. Has a nice sour bite to it. Starts off with a nice soft flavor.
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear pale pour with very minimal head. Mild sweet apple aroma and the same on taste. Something a little artificial in the taste as well. Decent beverage but I’ve had lots of ciders that are much better than this.
charule (991) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured very pale yellow no head. Sweet apple juice flour aroma. Vom acidic taste.
brewbattles (40) - - NOV 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
We did a blind taste test with this cider and 4 other ciders to objectively determine which one is best. The other ciders were: Woodchuck, Angry Orchard, ACE, Hornsby’s, and Strongbow. You can check it out here:
Tonkun (768) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear light golden pour with a white head. Apple within a light body, good balance of sweetness. East to drink.
JStax (2853) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Looks like water. A nearly clear with just a tinge of yellow. Still for the most part. The aroma is almost nonexistent. Taste is lightly tart apple. Light body and mouthfeel. No detectable carbonation.