JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale amber pour. The nose is quite sweet and appley. Gets cloying with a touch of soft pepper and some sticky sugary character with a bit of lingering artificial acidity. Meh.
deyholla (8907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at SPSBF. Pours a clear gold with a white head that starts at the edges and dissipates completely. Aroma is full of very sweet sugary apples with only a hint of crispness. Flavor has lots of sweet apple and not much else.
arminjewell (8857) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear yellow orange on tap, aroma has notes of sour apple, some slight biscuit, slightly sweet. Taste is, unfortunately, a sugar bomb, with some slightly tart apple and biscuit notes, finished way too sweet and the tartness didn’t break it up enough.
DocLock (8797) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours straw colored with fizzy carbonation and no head to speak of. Nose is crisp tart apple, earthy brown sugar and cinnamon. Tastes of ripe semi-sweet apple, cinnamon and brown sugar, and a lively crisp apply finish.
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Casanova Beer Cave festival. Clear light gold pour. Fresh crisp apples in the aroma and taste. Really enjoyable.
DuffMan (8324) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, shared with my wife. 24K gold colour, medium carbo, no head generation at all. Aroma is apple juice with spicy nuances and maybe just a hint of band-aid. Sweet natural apple flavour (not crisp/tart, more like regular eating apples like Cortlands), again with just hints of spice. Finish is just a little dry. Pretty good.
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange. Immensely sweet, hard apple candies from a tin. Very sweet, not cloying, but definitely at the soda level. Lightly tart acid on the finish, but otherwise just a lot more sugared apples.
marcus (8010) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours light golden with a modest white head and a light apple aroma. There is a pure cider flavor with a dry finish.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
If Boston Beer Company is trying to keep a low profile about who makes this, they aren’t doing a good job- I saw it at two bars in a row in Cincinnati with the name "Sam Adams Angry Orchard Crisp" on the chalkboard. Anyway, it pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Fresh sweet and tart apples on the nose, pretty crisp. Same for the flavor, which had more tartness than I’d expected. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a crisp, tart, refreshing mouthfeel. Simple, solid cider.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Crisp is absolutely the wrong word for this. Pours with a clear, medium gold hued body with a white ring of foam. Aromas are sweet, sulfur, perfumey, floral, very sweet. Dryish apple character. Medium esters, a touch earthy. Light acid. Flavors are cloying apples, light pear flavor. Relatively clean yeast wise, but REALLY sweet. Some airfreshner notes. Artificial acid flavors that don’t really help the balance too much. Medium bubbles, syrupy sweet. Syrupy and soda like.