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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Appely Brut it is just off-dry, floral, with earthy tannins. It is inspired by French Country Ciders, and crafted from a blend of modern and heirloom apple varieties.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Clear golden pour with a fizzy white head. Nice dry aroma, lots of apple, and very yeasty. Some light tartness, mild fruit sweetness, and an interesting floral note. The flavor is very dry. Tons of apple skin, nice fruit flavor, a little bit of sweetness up front, and a strong yeast flavor. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle @ home. 2008 vintage. Pours a fairly clear, golden appearance with an initial fizzy head that quickly disappears. A touch funky, herbal, dry, apple skin, spritzy aroma. Refreshing, moderately tart, dry, a bit floral, lightly earthy, apple flavor that is very easy to drink and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MicroGrog (302) - FT: Stale Polotmavż in Queens, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2012

Bottle from New Beer($11.95). 2008.70.1, 1568 produced. Been sitting on this one for a bit. Guess I forgot about it. Oops.
Chalice. Clear, classic light amber beer color. Crazy activity. A quick blitzing, white soda pop head.
Smells of fresh linen. Bittersweet flesh. Restrained floral peel. Wet gravel.
Tastes of minerally & tannic juice along with gritty/coarse/thick apple skin. Big, grappa-ish alcohol. Touch of plastic & leftover yeast.
Microbeaded, crazy spirited, & bone dry. Medium to moderate tartness, with surprisingly low acidity, that seems to make it feel that much more mellow. No big zesty punch to it, but at the same time, I’m glugging this one down without much hesitation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Enjoyed via a tasting at the winery. Pours a light yellow with a small white head - not very carbonated. The smell is clean - like outdoor in summer. The taste is of tart apples with watery palate. A good, dry cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3282) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Sampled at AeppelTreow winery. The cider was dry and minerally with lots of golden delicious apples. Clear light pear color. Crisp apple flavor and sweeter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Apple nose wih caramel overtones. Crystal clear champagne color, huge bubbly head, constant streams of carbonation. Overly fizzy harsh mouthfeel. Dry apple but with the mere impresssion of caramel. Not as complex as I had hoped, weak overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2011
On tap at GTMW - Pours straw yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is light, dry apple, with a touch of cinnamon. Taste is dry and tart apple, smooth as hell, with a dry finish that has just a touch of spice. Light and effervescent in the mouth...very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle. (2010 bottle labeled 2010.103.1 of 1148). A medium gusher. Pours with a massive white head that fades to a ring over a clear straw hued body with evidently violent carbonation. Big carbonic sting on the first sniff. Aromas of canned peaches, CO2, sweet apple, light sulfur, earthy, lightly musty and some minerals. Dry, somewhat acidic, medium tannin and green apple. A very honest replacement for a brut (dry) champagne. Lightly sulfury, a touch tangy. Very lively (violent) carbonation. Dry, medium alcohol, light to medium body behind the bubbles. Spritzy palate. Nice (at $15), but just a touch pricy for regular consumption.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle. Clear gold, highly carbonated leading to a thin but persistent head (for a while at least). Nose is green apple skins, unripe white grapes & berries, musty & yeasty. Flavor is tart apples, alcohol is apparently with a fruity twang & more yeast character. It has some good things going on but fails to be cohesive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Bottle. A good amount of sediment in the bottle here, had to let this one sit for a couple of days to clear up, and even then managed to go from a nice clear straw gold to developing a bit of a haze. Still looks rather nice with a medium sized white head which stays strong for a while thanks in part to the lovely little laser etched nucleation sites on the bottom of my big fat Duvel tulip. Hooray for science! Smells lightly sweet with some light soft baked apple notes. Surprising disconnect between the aroma and the flavors, having none of the big soft apple I was expecting and instead turning cool and dry right away. Warm bit of alcohol on the finish with some soft apple. Improves a bit as it warms. Very nice.

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