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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Ace Joker Cider is a new premium Champagne like cider produced by The California Cider Company (CCC). Light in color with a 8% alcohol content, this delicious addition to our foray of ciders can be tried on tap at our pub, Ace-in-the-Hole, or from 22oz bottles. The Joke is on us! Ace Cider is gluten free!


1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle for $3.69. Bottle marked as 6.9% ABV. Pours with a small fizz of white and one of the most clear, near white, pale golden colors I have seen outside of a few Austrian Ciders (Obstbau Reisetbauer comes to mind). For a "Champagne like premium cider" this smells awfully candied with jolly rancher apple. C02 and some sulfur as well. A bit of green artificial melon. Not good. Taste is a mixed bag of Jolly Rancher Candy. Sticky and cloying, with sour tartness. Nothing like any sort of european cider they are trying to copy. I think the Joke is on me for buying this, I should have known better than buy an cider that has added flavoring not from apples! Thin and fizzy.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavż in Queens, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Bomber from New Beer. Payed $4.25 for the privilege. Poured into the same Sly Fox tumbler Iíve been working all night. Cap flies off the bottle with a nice lava flow of smoke. Pour is stiff, but the blank white head fades faster then before. Barely a twinge of yellow in the glass. Color is lighter then the rest of the line. Smells just like their sweet tart perry. Iím so tired of this stuff. Maybe it comes off a touch rounder, with less alcohol & sugar, but it still feels like the same base attempt. Taste is somewhat different, finally. Big acidic crab apples & canned apple juice from concentrate. A little lemon sourness, a bit of salt, & some oxidation. Sulfites remain relatively in check. ...But wtf is this "natural flavors" at the bottom of the ingredient list?! Carbonation is working well. Slight tin feel, with a dry finish. Decent belly burn without much noticed on the palate. Best of the bunch I think.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2009
tap at Seattle International Beer Fest. super pale yellow, with a slight apple taste to it, but is rather plain flavored.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (6019) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Pours a light golden with a slight green tinge to it and hardly any head. Aroma of green apple bubble gum, very artificial. Flavor has the same qualities with a very artificial apple flavor to it. Some granny smith notes make their way through to redeem it. Mouthfeel is slightly dry and has some hard water notes. Had better ciders.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aurelius (4594) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Soft floral cider aroma. Very, very pale and it loses its carbonation quickly. Musty-earthy champagne yeast, tart, dry. Light body. Aftertaste is like astringent chablis. Meh.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Light in color with a slightly tart aroma of apple and pear. Flavor is a bit acidic, but seems more on the Perry side than cider-ish. Seems to have gone a bit wrong. Not very good at all.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 9, 2009
This is a quite mediocre cider very akin to a Pino Grigio or so. The floral aroma is not very attractive and rather girly. The palate is shallow and the appearance leaves virtually no head. Smells kind of like Smarties. It has the fizziness of champagne, but this beverage is too jokey. Unfortunately, the joke is on the buyer for having shelled out ze cashes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2009
On tap @ the. . . cidery? Clear pale pale straw with no head, just a couple streamlined beads of carbonation. Aroma has apple juice and apple candy. Flavor has pretty tart apples and not much else. Not much sweetness to be had and finishes semi-dry. Light carbonation with a light to medium body. Not too bad, if unspectacular.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12130) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Draft at the cider pub. Champagne color. Light fresh apple scent. Very crisp and lightly tart. Rather hints of Granny Smith. Perhaps the best cider Iíve ever had - freshness may have something to do with this. I think really fresh ciders are better than bottles. Course Iím projecting from a pretty small database.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2008
bomber bottle. pours with a pale green tinge, kinda like cat piss. huge foamy head dissipates rather quickly. aroma hits of green apple, strong minerality and stone fruit. the taste is kind of like a demi sec champagne. tastes like a dry cider, imagine that. fruity, strong citrus and acidity, but thank god its not too sweet. the finish steadily declines leaving a lemon like citrus flavor lingering for a while. I havent had too many ciders, but I do fancy this one. It is quite refreshing.


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