drpimento (3121) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hmm, pretty good stuff. Aroma is apples, spices, and a bit of funk. Flavorís like nose, plus some tart and a little oak. Great body and carbonation - though not similar to the sparkling wines Iíve had. Very good finish. This would go great with roast duck.
Intricate08 (38) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Decently complex cider-- champagne-like. Oak, vanilla, and cinnamon accentuates the smell of apples. Clear pour with a white head. Sweet taste with a tart after-taste of strictly apples. Very refreshing and crisp
rumproasts (5045) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Golden yellow with one finger head. Itís crazy what a different there are between the caged and corked AO ciders to the standard AO offerings. An explosion of sweet apple flavor. Mild subtle oak and spice. Not super complex, but I canít imagine who wouldnít enjoy the heck out of this.
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really beautiful and complex cider with oaky vanilla notes, cinnamon, and a nice apple character with just a hint of sweetness. Very good stuff and if it were from a more crafty cidery it would get a ton of love imo.
steph24x (1) - - JUN 8, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
absolutely amazing cider champagne. i wish angry orchard would begin to mass produce this, instead of its current small-batch production. if you like demi-sec champagnes, this is for you.
SKnox13 (24) - Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle was brought by a friend a co worker... Aroma was apple damp wood and some all spice. Color rich golden yellow with a brilliant clarity. Sweet refreshing apple wine, very sparkling mouth feel dry finish. Nice cider a little too sweet could have used some more time on the oak.
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - I had this one earlier in the year and quite enjoyed it. Iíll need to sample it again to do a better review.
andrewje41 (2858) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle poured. I have been eyeing this bottle for years now, but always hesitated at the $20 price tag. Found it for $12 though, so that was easily enough persuasion. Clear golden pour with a quick fade head. More or less standard apple cider aroma. Flavor is on the juicy side. Very apple juice like, drinks nice. Not too sweet. Not a whole lot that separates this from the standards. Expected more I guess, but very tasty overall.
Mr_Weasel (2) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good for what it is. Very good desert cider. Sweet as expected and very drinkable. Generally, very sweet would limit me to a glass but that does not happen with this.
574deadzone (1377) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has to be a 2014 bottle, Iíve had it for over a year. Pours a clear deep golden with quite a bit of fizzy eggshell foam that evaporates, leaving a sparkling body. Nose involves candy apple, damp wood, light clove spice, some herbal honey tea like aromas, toasty toffee. Really sweet, fairly tart. Medium toward heavier bodied for a cider, thick yet actively carbed, finishing candy sweet and tart. Quite nicely done, but gets overbearing. Maybe more oak and less sweet would be more to my liking, but this is a nice dessert cider.