HuskerTan (1694) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - SEP 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Apple juice, white wine, subtle vanilla.
A- Amber color, clear liquid, minimal white head.
T- Apple juice, white wine.
P- Light body, average texture, high carbonation, slightly sweet finish.
O- Okay, just glad to get my ice cider tick. Didn’t taste much different from a normal cider other than seemingly boozier. If this is a very good representation of the style. I’ll be okay with having this one only.
bulldogops (2227) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1950 - 2015.09.25 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 2, Beer 50 - Bottle share. Aroma is fleshy apple, as if on a cutting board in front of you. Taste is warm alcohol, sweet apple, hint of brown sugar. Mouthfeel is slight carbonation, but smooth, silky. Dangerous at 10%.
sulawang (1025) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visual: Composite cork with a twisty steel cap, hefty bottle. Pours deep dark golden orange with no head, a small island off to the side, just a few bubbles surfacing.
Nose: filtered apple juice, a touch of perfumey acidity. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: dense syrupy sugars, heavy entry
Mid-palate: rich filtered red apple juice, big tangy-alcoholic acidity, elderflower, (lvl-7-sweetess)
Finish: red apple juice exhale, sticky tart cloying sugars, mild woodiness.
Summary: Very sugary forward with a rich red apple body and tangy acidity to hold it together. The alcohol is quite noticeable and adds to the heaviness factor. I find this to be too cloying and palate-heavy for my tastes - not quite as refreshing or bright as I’d hoped.
altonbrownd (5627) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Greene Turtle BWI. Slight orange and brown body. Nose is fruits, apples. Taste is similar of apples and malts. Crisp texture. Not bad at all.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share @ DLD 2016. Pour is clear yellow/gold with some slight lacing. Aroma and flavor of apple juice, oak, bitter apple peels, and a touch of vanilla. Finish is boozy and sweet.
drjay44 (3404) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pour a minimal, poorly retained ivory head, with no lacing, over a clear light amber (SRM 7) body........nose is mild lactic acid, light apple, slight vanilla.......taste is moderately sweet, with equalizing tart acid, primarily lactic in type, apple, with Granny Smith notes, finishing drier, with lingering tart acid.....mouth feel, medium sticky body, alcohol warmth present, mild hints of astringency, carbonation high. This is a rich, alcoholic cider. It has nice complexity for a cider making for a quite enjoyable beverage. BJCP 9/3/15/4/8
IndianaRed (3791) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle clear deep orange Big sweet apple flavors. Strong like a wine moderate carbonation
fiulijn (19096) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle from Safeway, Port Angeles, WA
Golden color, clean, with some bubbles, head disappears quickly. Nice aroma of apples, mature, not as rich as real Ice Ciders, but very nice. Moderately sweet, the carbonation and light acidity add a dynamic touch, the apple flavor is present.
Standardized robust cider, not a real Ice Cider, but still quite nice.
Oscbert (1242) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
White wine like aroma with green apple jolly rancher notes.
Pours a clear amber color with small wispy bubbles for a head
Very sweet candy like flavor, green jolly rancher again, balanced with tartness.
Medium bodied, sticky, sugary Apple finish.
Very sweet but enjoyable. Good dessert drink. I'm worried it might give me a headache with all the sugar in it though. Good balance of tart an sweet, with it being more heavy on the sweet side
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thedm (5667) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This corked and caged bottled Cider from a grocery store poured a medium sized head of frothy clear colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a poor lacing. The nice aroma was of fresh red apples. The dry yet crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish and a lingering dry red apple aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of red apple and was dry. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.