Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear, bright golden with no head sticking around. The aroma picked up tart apple skins and lightly-spicy yeast with apple meat beneath.. fresh and fragrant. The flavor found tart apple skins and oak on the tip of the tongue, with meatier apple beneath.. dry on the edges, with floral and spicy accents.. sweet and tart apple skins and a pinch of earthy spice on the crisp, refreshing finish. Light-medium bodied and engaging on the palate.. seemed like it wanted to be too sweet at a few points, but crisp dryness always pulled it back.. nice one.
geologyguy (762) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ok taste...not great, definitely dry like a champagne just a bit too much so.. Not very flavorful
Frank (3016) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I figured this stuff would be Woodchuck by another name but it actually tastes like real cider. Decent apple aroma w/ a slight floral note. Just slightly sweet with a good balancing tartness and a bit of spiciness in the finish. Pretty tasty.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
The best way to describe this cider is tart. The sweetness from the apples is counterbalanced by tart French apples (as described to me at the tasting), offering a cider that truly will make you pucker.
Butters (3848) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light yellow our with faint offwhite head clinging to the edges of the glass. Nose is not bad, like apple juice and flowers. Flavor is more like a granny smith apple, a bitter/tart bite that balances out the sweetness. I think I like this one more than the original, but not as much as the ginger.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Very nice and fairly dry. Lots of apple flavor that seemed very natural and not at all artificial. Nice balance between sweet and tart.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a sparkling, clear, light, golden with beautiful carbonation and a small, white head that pretty much fully diminished and left surprisingly fair lacing. The aroma had apple, apple desserts, apple juice, apple skins, and a little spice. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and acidic, and light to moderately sour; while the finish was lightly acidic and moderate to heavily sour, but in a tart way with a duration that was average on flavor and long on dryness. There was apple juice, apples, apple desserts, a little spice, apple skin and apple cobbler. The light body was dry with fizzy carbonation a dry and lightly asrtingent finsh.
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh...a run of the mill cider. Aroma was a tad musty with muted apple aroma. Pour was a bright lively medium gold with no head or bubbles. Taste was, again, muted flat apple. Light carbonation. Would like a more crisp apple flavor, but it’s not bad.
brokensail (11540) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark golden color with a short lived white head. Sweet apples on the nose, a light spiciness, sweet sugar and a hint of yeast. Not really all that dry, though. The flavor is nicely sweet with a lot of apple and apple juice flavor. Not dry, but a nice flavor to it.
wilnatp (622) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Aroma of sweet apple with some spice. Taste is sweet and mouthfeel is dry.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a clear light golden cider than a clean disk and some minimal bubble edges. Aroma of dry and tart apples, a hint of mild pear and some light spumante. Taste is medium to full bodied, semi-sweet. mild carbonation with flavors of regular based apple cider with a charge of apple juice. Finish is semi-sweet, a little spumante acidic aftertaste with some lingering sweet apples. Missing some of the typical dryness I am familiar with dry ciders.