tia (1008) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Alienable Ciderworks. Clear pale. Dry and tart aroma with a hint of basement. Nice tart crispness with a little sour hint. A tad aggressive in the body.
Kinz (3361) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very clear, pale straw color. Aroma is apple and faint lemons and tangerine. Tart apple flavor moves into a very faintly smoky and spiced ginger finish. Like a whisper of phenol. Wouldn’t have pegged this at 10% in a million years. Enjoyable stuff, paired it with a pepper jelly glazed roasted chicken and herb spelt bread. Nice, best cider I’ve had in a bit.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear pale golden color. Aroma of tart apples with sweet floral notes, mild tannins, faint bits of vanilla. The taste is tart apples, vanilla, tart berries. Medium bodied, peppery booze, slightly hot.
jackl (4920) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Run. The pour’s almost clear. Very light gold with no head whatsoever. Active carb rising from the bottom of the glass. The nose is honeyed apple and pear. Light citrus, musty grape, countryside earthiness. Super dry, sweet flavors. Nice earthy spice, wood, manure. More citrus. Very tart on the bone dry finish. Light body, not a hint of the chunky ABV. Active carbonation. Overall, pretty good actually. I’m not much of a cider drinker, but this is certainly tasty.