sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2005
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very light yellow in appearance. white head, larger then apple ciders I have had. Wonderful aroma, smells of apple/pear pie. The taste is a little disappointing. Starts sweet, but the finsh tastes like selzer water.
buttke2 (1) - crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
love it it tastes good for someone who like to get a beer from a tap but doesnít really like the taste of beer it is really fruity and fresh. Kind of makes you have to go number two if you have had too much. it is a little hard to find. But it is definately worth it. It is really good best on tap but still good in a bottle.
steview (1035) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2005 flute / sweaty apple aroma. dull, inactive straw body with fizzy white head that fully diminishes yet leaves a little lace. sweet apple flavor, slightly puckery in aftertaste, and with an unwanted cheesy palate. oh, this is pear? whatever. refreshing albiet uninteresting and odd. and after awhile i feel like iím chewing on some fruity cheese... UPDATE 2/10/05: like, total... wine cooler?!
Nuffield (3735) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours extremely pale yellow, almost like Michelob Ultra, with a translucent quality and hints of green; also, low head retention. Interesting aroma, including pear but also suggestive of canteloupe, honeydew melon, mildly stinky cheese, and a particular kind of candy-in-the-form-of-jewelry that I occasionally got in the late 1970s and was exceptionally sweet and cherry or strawberry flavored. A little sour in the tasting, giving my jaw a little reason to pucker; while very sweet, it seems less sweet than Aceís apple cider, and thus seemingly not as sticky on the palate. After the carbonation has gone, there is a nice white wine quality in flavor and palate, very smooth and still. Nevertheless, it is much closer in overall character to a wine cooler than wine. In sum, here is a cider that, while not really excellent as against the European ciders, is drinkable in a pinch. My wife took a sip and was pretty enthusiastic.
PorterPounder (5871) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had on tap at the Fox and Hound Pub in Austin Texas - 1st time I ordered a cider on tap - made sure no one was watching! Crystal clear like ginger ale pour with a snow white head and lots of bubble action. Strong aroma of cheap sour apple bubble gum - the kind you used to get for two cents a piece. Flavor is decent enough, but not enough there for me to distinguish it from a cider derived from Granny Smith apples. Sour, but not lip puckering. Somewhat smooth drinking and refreshing, and a good companion to a meal.
UNCCTF (510) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. This was extremely sweet, even for a cider, and I was hoping that the pear flavoring would come through more. Iím not going to start analyzing ciders TOO much, but I think that Woodchuck makes a more balanced drink that isnít as overbearingly sweet.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
ím a beer man, not much of a cider lover. They are good for having around to appease guests who donít belong to our religion, and these found their way in my fridge somehow.
Clear, green, pearish color. Straightforward aromatics: yup, thatís pear up in there! Tart, yet sweet, smooth taste, with some initial bite on the palate. A tasty, delicious cider, one of the best.
But, I only enter this review because of an interesting item on the label: "Try with a pilsener or stout...enjoy!" Itís a damning admission, to suggest that your product is best when enhanced with another, like Corona with a lime. Well, hey, I just happen to have a can of Beamish in the fridge, so letís try it!
Hmmm...Mmmmm! The sharp pear flavor hitís the tongue at first, but the smooth, creamy nitro-charged stout holds it up, and carries it out, giving it a body it so sorely lacked. Not bad!
And hereís a bottle of Goose Island Pils that I was in no hurry to finish, so...A perfectly refreshing combination! The acidity of the cider, plus the hoppiness of the pils create a crisp, champagne-like effervescence that it delightful on the palate, a real treat to drink! So there you have, cider and beer, 2 great tastes that taste great together!
Review is based on the cider by itself, though!
badgerben (4540) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light yellow color. Well... it smells like pear, it tastes like pear, by golly itís pear cider. Very sweet. It just seems like thereís not much more than sweet pear in this drink.
mjg74 (2632) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale in color. Flavor is very mild and really easy to drink. I think this stuff used to be 4% a few years back, I guess they must have raised the alcohol level.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours light yellow...smells like pear...tastes like pear...a little sour finish...did I mention it is very sweet...