cheap (4750) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It seems sammy is a little late arriving at the cider scene, no? From a bottle. Smooth apple aroma. A little waxy on the tongue. Tangy at first. Sour apple and dry. Not too much co2. Not as sweet as woodchuck but still has some unfermented sugars in ther. Good, fruity sweeter bubbly wine feel. Goes down fairly easy, yez, a little winelike fer sure. Overall much above average for a brew but about average for a cider.
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bronzed, rather flat-looking. Musty smelling, accompanied by a tad of urine and apple. Nice balance of tart and sweet, mellow, musty, and with an aged quality. All in all, ok.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a decent cheddar orange with a nose of light apple and pear. Flavor is dry apple, sparkling white wine, and pear, Average mouthfeel. Not bad. A little more full-bodied than sparkling wine.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz twist-off bottle, green label. Clear gold color. No head. Not much aroma in this one. Just the slightest hint of a vinous characteristic. Fresh slice of a Granny Smith. Flat flavor, no sweetness at all. In fact you can barely tell it is a cider. Some tartness in the finish, very thin bodied. Overall, I like this AO best of the three I’ve sampled. Because it lacks all of the sugary sweetness the Crisp & Ginger offer, I don’t think this Traditional Dry will sell well at all. If I were to purchase any of these AO Ciders, it would be this one. (Sampled side-by-side with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple.) (3383)
patrick767 (3800) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Golden, minimal head, tart apple aroma. The taste was sweet but as the name indicates it wasn’t as sweet as the ginger version. It finishes moderately dry and crisp.
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of apples. Taste of tart apples and spice.
Fatehunter (1816) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a pint glass. A clear, orange to yellow color and lots of bubbles.
Smells like Granny Smith apples with a little lemon to it. Sweet taste that moves towards bitter but not quite pucker dryness. High carbonation, light and crisp body. A tasty cider but not quite dry enough.
magsinva (1014) - Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours clear gold quickly disappearing head and some carbonation. Aroma red and green apples. Taste is tart and a little syrupy sweet. Palate is a tad dry, but not as dry as I was expecting from the diScription. Very drinkable, but leans a little alco-pop.
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled cider from a beer festival poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a typically carbonated transparent light yellow orange colored body and a spiderweb lacing. The aroma was golden apple and musty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of dry red apples. A quaffable cider that I would consider drinking again.
deyholla (8864) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at SPSBF. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a nice dry apple note with a bit of tartness towards the finish. Flavor starts with tart apples with some sweet undertones and a dryness in the finish.