queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Windfall apple aroma. Yellow with a ring of white bubbles. Artificially tart windfall apple flavor. Light body, lively carbonation. This is the second ace cider I’ve had, and it’s just as artificially tart (malic acid added) as the first one I had. I guess they thought it would help with the rotted apple flavor.
zickbeer_ye (327) - Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Smells like generic preserves and pee. Dead golden body. Taste like a dry apple jolly rancher ( the candy, not a gay cowboy) carbonated on the palate.
Emeister84 (1410) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aromas of strawberry preserves, not in a good way... Pale pinkish-gold. Sweet, apple candy. Light bodied.
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"a step backwards from the pear for sure. In a head to head, Ace pear whooped Spire, but the Apples were about even. Light in color and body. As usual, decent apple aroma, but nothing special. I dug the tartness of the flavor, but that’s really the only thing that stood out."
KyotoLefty (7140) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from BOTW. Slightly sugary apple nose, some minerals. Pale gold. Some bubbles. Sweet apples, minerals, finishes somewhat dry and minerally. Low carbonation. Not so interesting, and a bit weird in the after taste, but drinkable.
ttutony (754) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale yellow with no head and minimal carbonation. Not much of an aroma, slight apple note. Sort of sour apple flavor on the palate. Off-dry sweetness.
Bulk_Carrier (2521) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a wine glass.
The appearance was a light hazy golden orange color with a quarter finger of white bubbliness that left no lacing. Lots of bubbles rose to the surface.
The smell started off with mainly apples, dry and crisp.
The taste was bitter and sweet as the apples take on a slight tartness to it.
On the palate, this one sat fairly harsh on the tongue through the carbonation. A light vinous quality ran over my tongue.
Overall, just another hard cider to me. I can’t say I’d have this again.
Frank (3225) - 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 (2967) - Conifer, 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 (1591) - 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.