doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at the Ace in-the-hole Pub in Sebastopol. Pours clearish green yellow, no head. Smells of faint apples. Tastes appley and slight rotten. Dry, thin body, fizzy carbonation.
Gillard (42) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very tranparent with very bubly head. Smeels of apples, grapes. Taste is is crisp apples and some orange zest.Palate is lacking very sharp.
Nugget (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am not going to go into further detail about the flavor profile of this cider. All I have to say is that itís an amazing cheap and tasty alternative to white or sparkling wine (or even other ciders). Nice and dry, yet still very fruity, 8%, and it costs less than $4 a bomber. It may not compare to world-class BEER but if you can call what La Face Cachee de la Pomme does "cider," Ace Joker doesnít deserve to be kicked around as much as it has been here.
Palidor19 (3006) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
almost crystal clear with a high fizzy carbonation taste. its got an extremely dry taste with very little of what was once apples. Almost like a Champagne. It doesnt taste like it has 8% and thatís a good thing
nick76 (4278) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is super light with apples and pears even though I am sure there is no pears in it. The appearance is yellow clear. The flavor has apples, pears, and watermelon with a dryness that defies what is possible with cider. The palate is is watery. Overall it grows on you I didnít like it at all then I started to enjoy it quite a bit but there is no way it has 8% alcohol.
DocLock (8080) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Santa. Pale golden champagne color with champagny bubbles and a mild frothy white head. Aroma is Granny Smith apple, some pear, white wine grapes. Tastes very tart, starting like a chardonnay then seemingly becoming more champagny, with some arthy notes. There is definitely a flavor delth in this, and although I prefer hard ciders with more sweetness, perhaps we can go ahead and call this one the gueuze of hard ciders.
Ibrew2or3 (7146) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours a watery gold with bubbles clinging to the bottom of the glass. The aroma is sweet green apples and sweet tart apple candy. The taste is the same as the nose with candied apples, tart apple candy and an odd vegetable note. That odd note becomes distracting the more I drink causing me to want to drink less of it. It actually tastes pretty harsh before I give up and move on.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of Degarth. Looks like apple juice or champagne coming out of the bottle. Very spritzy in appearance with tons of carbonation bubbles. No head at all. Nose is very odd, romaine lettuce, apples, sour fruits and a lot more vegetal type scents. Smells really off, could be a bad bottle, but this is pretty new and pretty high in ABV, so I doubt thatís the case. Flavor is a little better, sour and sweet apples and some melon notes. Body is light and crisp, easy to drink. Medium length finish, drying and sweet. Maybe this was a bad bottle. Itís certainly cheap enough to give another shot in hopes that was the case.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavily carbonated straw yellow bodyh with no head. Clean crisp apple nose. Champagne dry apple flavor with an almost wine like character.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, pale yellow. Small, white cap. Aroma of apple candy, melons, and light tartness. Flavor adds lightly bitter and musty apple skins and apple juice sweetness. Medium body, balanced carbonation, sparkling juice like. Lightly dry finish. Not bad, very drinkable, good for the beach.