wlajwl (3813) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is apples/apple juice, fruit and sweetness/very slight off-notes. The flavor is apples, fruit, strong effervescence/carbonation and a long and very tart/mildly dry finish.
degbert (1103) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a vivid gold with a light, quick-dissipating white head and copious amounts of visible carbonation. Nose is vanilla, apple, toast, and lactic and savory notes. Definitely demi-sec, though turning more bitter on the finish; there’s a drying wood and apple-peel note on the back of the mouth that keeps it from being cloying that really cleans it up. The oak adds nutmeg and more vanilla. Finish has honey, floral, and peel notes. Very well done.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked and caged bottle; served cold.
Aroma: Crisp, dry, green apples. A little juicy, but quite dry.
Appearance: Crystal clear, gold body with a thin, foamy, white head. Not bright, high carbonation. Little to no lacing.
Taste: Very dry at first. Crisp, juicy, and gentle kiss of oak.
Palate: Sticky. Light bodied, moderate length on the finish, ends on light sweetness.
Overall: Very much like a sparkling wine indeed. Not as sweet as a moscato, and not as dry as a brut champagne. Quite delicious.
brokensail (10785) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Camping. Clear golden orange pour with a soda-like white head. Nose of apple skin, champagne, dough, yeast, and honey. Lots of caramel and apple pie. Sweet up front on the palate with vanilla, caramel, apple pie, and fruit juice. Dough, some champagne, a touch of yeast, and slight alcohol finish.
michaelinwa (590) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Standard cider pour. Aroma of fresh, sweet apples. Bold and pleasant as far as that goes. Flavor is upfront sweet to the point of tasting unpleasantly sugary. Uhg. Mixed in there are some citrus and vanilla notes, but frankly everything in this is upstaged by sugar. I keep getting sucked into this brand, and this one by the high ratings, but they seem to specialize in being overpriced and average.
JCS0629 (25) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is more if a sparkling apple wine than a beer. Like the bottle says, "effervescent & bubbly", and it truly is. This is a wonderfully refreshing beverage.
weihenweizen (1693) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a white wine glass. Pours clear golden with small white head, low carbonation, and very little lacing. Aroma is dry apple, medium/light body, Taste is simple apples, some oak, some cinnamon, and hint of spice. Hoped for more, but still pretty good.
jayzz (319) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really unusual cider with an aroma of apples, and a fizzy palate. Has a light amber gold color, and a fizzy foamy head. As a champagne fan, I really enjoyed this.
Strykzone (4910) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled after the Microfest run. Clear deep golden. An aroma of yellow apples. Flavor is pleadant apple. Again yellow variety. Some maltiness. Decent effervescence. Not complex but nice after that event.
poisoneddwarf (1707) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Pilgrim’s in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Aroma is basic cider, a little faint. Pours clear golden with a ring of white foam. Taste is very sour, a bit dry. Highly carbonated. Excellent cider.