GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at local supermarket. Clear yellow pour with a fading fizzy head. Apple aroma. Crisp apple flavor with a little floral finish. Quenching drink, Tasty.
Danyel (311) - Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Looks clear pale yellow. Smells good very appley, floral, sweet. Tastes crisp with a sweet finish. Tastes like apple cider mixed with tea, interesting. Works okay.
Mora2000 (5132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow with a few bubbles. I get a lot of apple notes as well as some orange citrus and a bit of floral character. As it warms the floral notes get stronger. There is a good mix of dryness and sweetness. Easy to drink.
msnelling09 (68) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The cider pours like apple juice, with a spritzing head that fizzles away to just a ring. My glass is full of carbonation bubbles, and a steady stream works its way to the top of the glass. The ciderís body is properly clear with a slight haze, and the cider leaves a light wet ring of lacing around the glass. On the nose, the cider smells like yeasty apples with hints of pear, what must be elderflower, and a very sour apple tint. On the tongue, the cider tastes tart and sweet with a touch of bitterness. The flavors begin as tart green apples which work their way into yeasty bread flavors with sweet fuji apple and elderflower (I thinkÖ) tastes. The finish is quick with sweet fruity apple with a touch of acidic green apple. The aftertaste is sweet and tart, much like a candied green apple. On the mouth, the cider feels spritzy with carbonation, slightly to the point of fierceness. The ciderís body is just on the upper side of light, and the mouth is left pretty clean with just a touch of tingle in the tongue from the fierce carbonation, and some saliva in the sides of the mouth. Overall, this is decent cider that I could sip on a cool summerís day. Itís a little too sweet for me to drink regularly, but it has some nice complexity and variance in apple flavors. Iím not an expert on tasting ciders, but Iíd this one is pretty good, especially for its price point. Try it.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a sixer given to me by my brother. Clear yellow in color with a thin white head. Aroma of apple and odd fruit syrup. Apple and softer fruit flavor with a semi-sweet apple finish.
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Imagine taking your grandmaís potpourri that has been sitting on her piano for 25 years and pouring that in your drink so you get that old musty flower profile and that is what this stuff is. An odd mixture of sweetness and dust that gives me an initial reaction of wanting to spit it out with each sip.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden with minimal, fizzy head. Aroma is sweet apple, floral, fruity, light herbal. Fizzy, light body. Flavor is sweet apple, floral, herbal, fruity. Crisp finish. Good but very hard to finish a whole one.
wlajwl (3324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is apples and a mixture of sweetness and fruit. The flavor is apples, tropical fruit, mild sweetness and a very tangy/tart finish.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear, fizzy, champagne color, no head. aroma is candied fruit. flavor is sweet, a bit tropical as is described, a bit yeasty. definitely a different cider and interesting.
DrnkMcDermott (2716) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, $2 single at Binnyís. And not date notched like the Sam Adams beers. Twist-off crown. First whiff is pretty yeasty for a cider. After that clears off, thereís some sweet apple smell, and a hint of berries. Pretty fizzy pour, with a head thatís gone as soon as I stop pouring. Pale yellow, though not as pale as the one Virtue cider Iíve had. Smell is a bit high on the apple side, but at least does not smell "processed." Taste is light on the apple, though, and has overtones of nuts and passionfruit. A slight note of wet hay in the next sip. A different taste to be sure.