BierMeHoos (269) - Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A 750ml bottle, gift from a neighbor. Blend of traditional cider varieties melded with the juice of Winesap and Albemarle Pippin apples. Complex and earthy dry cider with a bright acidity and tart apple flavor. Aroma, appearance, taste, and palate is exactly what a cider should be. Good and nice to mix with meads.
tia (1124) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Albemarle Ciderworks. Clear pale yellow. Lightly sweet and crisp soft aroma almost buttery. Very light crisp flavor. Soft carbonation.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a yellow color with a small amount of head. Bitter tart cider flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at maniac’s. Clear pale yellow color, champagne bubbles. Aroma of fresh crips apples and light spice. Taste starts with sweet fruit, drier finish.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle shared at the Baltimore Late Late Summer Gathering, 9/14/13. Pours a clear golden color with a thin ring of white head that lasts. Aroma of dry apples, mealy notes, vanilla. The taste is tart apples, earthy notes, vinous notes, mild earthiness. Medium bodied, lingering tartness.
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprised to be the first to this one. Medium clear gold. Aroma is of tart apple, slight earthy note. Flavor is a dead on match. It is almost like a typical American cider with a hint of a French cider floating in the background. The tartness is present, but not too over the top at all, and just adds a layer of complexity. Nice stuff. Paired it with broiled fluke, quite nice.