Frank (2189) - 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 (297) - 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 (3356) - 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 (1386) - 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 (2625) - 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.
womencantsail (7106) - Garbage Grove, 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 (441) - 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 (5031) - 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.
Boutip (4031) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a super pale yellow color cider with a small bubbly head. Aroma consists of unsweetened apple juice with a light thin finish. Taste is dominated by dry apple notes with somewhat of a bland finish. Body is light with medium carbonation. Not bad but quite bland and a bit thin for my taste.
Stellaaaa (238) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear light yellow with little/no head. It has an aroma of fusel oils and sweet apples. The taste is of dry apples with a lot of fusel overtones. I’d rate this higher, but it’s really fusely and chemically. Not the worst cider I’ve had, but I’ve had better.