jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a snifter. Dark gold with minimal head. Aroma of applez and oak. Taste is the same oaky with crisp tart apples. Dry on the finish. Overall, great.
Reyain (1) - carmichael, California, USA - APR 20, 2015 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ok, it could just be me, but I cant really tast a whole lot. Frankly it’s really boring to drink this. No a whole lotta flavor, doesn’t go down all that easy, and generally just not good. The Muse was way better.
jbruner (2850) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
AAEA (192) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Cidertron (30) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very different cider compared to the rest of Angry Orchard’s current line up. It honestly runs more like a wine. It’s flavor is very deep, rich,roasty, and a wonderful bitter aftertaste - It’s not sweet at all running similar to some of the English ciders. It pours in a lot darker color more towards the orange side :)
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[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.
FestDecBeet (412) - - JAN 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
deyholla (7695) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
UXO (693) - CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 wasn’t. 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)
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: I haven’t had many ciders, but still, never had a cider this tart – 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.