BeerFunGuy (739) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This golden cider has a pleasing sweet apple aroma. It has has a strong Apple flavor upfront which quickly gives way to a good solid champaign flavor finishing much drier than the aroma would have you believe. It is one of the best ciders I have ever tried
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OldMrCrow (1941) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Total Wine.
After seeing the ratings on here I was really eager to try this one. It pours a rich clear gold. The nose is musty apples, quite rich. Nice. Flavor is intense and relatively sweet but with a tart bite behind the sugars. I don’t get as much from the oak as some seem to. Sticky mouthfeel, as a previous rater notes. Certainly very enjoyable, though somewhat on the sparkling apple juice side of matters.
Gerbeer (1987) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep gold color with moderate white head that settles slowly. Intense aromas of old golden apples. Flavors carry the same plus a mellowness from the oak and spicy cinnamon notes. Big carbonation. Long dark apple finish. Excellent.
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark yellow with a half finger of fizzy white head. Aroma of strong, tart apples. Taste is medium sweet and heavily tart. Light bodied and a somewhat sticky texture. Fizzy carbonation and a long, tart finish. Very good, probably the best angry orchard cider I’ve tried yet!
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear syrupy gold with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges and remains. Aroma has lots of sweet apple with a bit of underlying dryness and a touch of tartness. Flavor is mainly sweet apples with a bit of oak and some dryness.
AAEA (146) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml ($16.49) Tastes like sparkling apple juice, no taste of alcohol in this. a perfect drink really. danger zone for those who don’t handle alcohol very well as its 7.5% abv and could be an easy way to over do it as it tastes so good.
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
drowland (6144) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/29/14. 750mL bottle from Five Points. Dark golden pour with a huge fizzy khaki head that sizzles away instantly. It does remind of champagne, actually, as the bottle says. We are actually enjoying this out of a champagne flute for funzies. Sweet apple juice aroma, brown sugar, and not much else. Rather sweet flavor, not what I was expecting for an almost 8% cider that mentions champagne on the bottle. Sweet apples, like apple juice, but it very lightly reminds me of a green Jolly Rancher in a way... Mild hint of a bitter yeastiness. Not bad.
wlajwl (4046) - 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 (1192) - 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.