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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our Cider House Collection #1: For centuries Farmhouse Cider making has been a tradition celebrated by farmers in the English and French countryside. Strawman combines a distinct blend of juices from traditional culinary and bittersweet apples, which is then aged in oak. The result is a full-flavored, complex and balanced cider with wine-like characteristics, rounded out by apple and citrus notes. Its lingering, earthy finish is a homage to the origins of this unique cider.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Reyain (1) - carmichael, California, USA - APR 20, 2015 does not count
Ok, it could just be me, but I cant really tast a whole lot. Frankly itís really boring to drink this. No a whole lotta flavor, doesnít go down all that easy, and generally just not good. The Muse was way better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2827) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle at catch 22 bottle share! Pours a hazy golden yellow with bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma and taste are what you expect, cider apples. Not my thing but better than most ciders, and I had no idea the booze was that high.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (181) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
750ml ($15) This came off like they were attempting to match the DuPont Reserve Cidre in character but fell far short. the complexity is not there and the overall impression feels very similar to just an apple juice mimosa. still good for what it is but even at $15 I could make these myself for $5 brute. sorry, but pass.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cidertron (30) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
This is a very different cider compared to the rest of Angry Orchardís current line up. It honestly runs more like a wine. Itís flavor is very deep, rich,roasty, and a wonderful bitter aftertaste - Itís not sweet at all running similar to some of the English ciders. It pours in a lot darker color more towards the orange side :)

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
[Bottle] Sampled at Cider Summit Chicago 2015. Light amber pour with a fizzy white head on top. Nose is of barnyard notes, apples and some straw. Flavors of apples, white grapes, musty yeast notes and noticeable alcohol. Dry and scrumpy. Not my favorite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (386) - - JAN 5, 2015
Look: pours light irange. White head fades quickly. Very clear. Smell: apples. Apple cider. Taste: cider vinegar. Tart apples. Feel: very dry. Extremely bitter. Overall: to dry for me. First drank: home 1/5/15 Vintage: 2014

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2870) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a orange gold with a minimal white head. Aroma of apples and oak. Flavor of tart crisp apples, oak and was lightly acidic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7588) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a near white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of musty apple with some growing sweetness and a hint of oak. Flavor starts slightly sweet but quickly transforms into dry and earthy apples with an oaky backing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (654) - CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours cloudy straw with a short-lived white head diminishing rapidly to a thin cap, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is sour apple and funky yeast, grapes and oak. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter, mild oaky vinous funk. (8/10) Medium body, fizzy carbonation, short dry finish. (4/5) Quite a bit better than I was expecting, actually, given my last Angry Orchard cider - a "Crisp Apple" that really wasnít. Crisp, I mean - it was apple, for sure. This, on the other hand, is crisp. And apple. And funky. And vinous. And oaky. And really a fair bit of fun. (15/20)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
THOUGHTS: I havenít had many ciders, but still, never had a cider this tart Ė and very few beverages in general that were this tar. Alcohol was fairly well hidden. A cider for sour beer fans. Sort of right in between a sour beer and a champagne. Wow! It really sneaks up on you, too. TECHNICAL: Drank 5/4/2013. Bottle. Poured a fairly clear, light orange with a small, fizzy, off-white head that fully diminished. The aroma had a hint of funky yeast that grew as it warmed; white grape, apple, white wine, slight wood; slight alcohol; and sour apple. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and heavily acidic; while the finish was slightly to lightly sour and moderately sweet and acidic. There was apple, white wine, champagne, granny smith apples, sour apples, some wood, very tart apples, other sour fruit like lemons; ever-so-slight funk, and tannins. The nearly medium body was extremely dry with fizzy carbonation and a moderately astringent and slightly alcoholic finish.


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