queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2013
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. So, I lied when I said I wouldn’t rate any more Ace ciders, and I’m wishing I had kept my word. This one started out badly with a horrible rotten milk and honey aroma. How the hell did these folks manage to get apples and honey to smell like bad milk? The appearance was clear gold with no head, per usual for cider. It didn’t taste quite as bad as it smelled, but there was definitely something off with this one. Sweet lactic flavor, honey, and artificially tart windfall apple flavor -- pretty much on par with the rest of the Ace ciders I’ve tried. Light body, moderate carbonation. Honestly, this one is also taking a bit of a hit since I’ve been drinking some phenomenal McClure’s ciders lately.
Patrickctenchi (5716) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, bubbly gold with a small white head.
Aroma is mostly honey, with a slight apple tang.
Taste is honey, apple, ... a slightly caramel/peanut butter/ apple hint.
Very rich and tasty.
cheap (5113) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Odd slightly musty aroma with a honey olfactory. Not as brown as described but certainly darker than most ciders. Very good taste with a honey backbone. This honey is not fermented out. Goes down real easy, fun and easy. Yes, a very friendly drink. Wasn’t sure I’d like the hney in there but this comes across rather enjoyable. Verey little if any detectable alky in this brew.
maxwelldeux (4291) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear dark golden color with a moderate white head. Nose has some dry apple elements with just a subtle hint of sweetness. Taste is also sweet with some slight honey elements to it. Interesting, but not my favorite.
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is a sparkling light brown with lots of carbonation. Tastes just like champagne. Dry and with some fruit notes.
Alphadelic (2078) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A light, crystal clear cider with a straw-like hue. The aroma is plump with honey and fruitiness. In the mouth it is sweet and has one of the most natural honey flavours I have every tasted in a beverage. There is a tingle of tartness and a long, grassy honey finish. Tastes like sunshine.
Nsanders (940) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium yellow and very bubbly. Honey, tart apples, and sugar aromas. Tart, sourness that carried through to the end. Light-medium bodied. Didn’t enjoy this one as much, too tart for my tastes.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2009 Same Sly Fox pint glass. Clear, slight amber color.
Minerally & medicinal aroma. Mott’s & a little burnt sugar. A little vegetabley on the nose too. Could this be just their peary with some stale caramel?...
Taste is really mild compared to their other ciders. Sweetness starts the same as the rest of their sugary candy, but it’s muted a bit. I get some canned apple pie filling. It follows with a noticeable roll of honey, that’s a little toasted even.
Feel is a touch thicker, with quite a bit less carbonation. It dries out on the end some, leaving remnants of honey & some relieving bitterness.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the ciderpub, 3/11/09. Clear golden with no head. Honey dominates the aroma with some old apples behind--pretty sweet. Flavor is much the same, though the sweetness isn’t as cloying as I’d have thought. Semi-dry finish. Light body with low carbonation. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would.
marcus (8688) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This clear yellow cider poured with a few bubbles fizzing up from the bottom of the glass. Smells like apple juice and taste like apple juice - with a bit of carbonation and a soft alcohol bite.