Underdogs88 (180) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
A sugary, apple aroma on the nose ending with a tart note. The appearance is apple juice gold with minimal carbonation. Essentially still. The flavor is like watery apple juice with a green apple tartness on the end. It also has some white wine ester character. High acidity. The mouthfeel is watery with a little tannin noticeable on the end. Sugar coats my mouth on the finish. Overall, it's a poor quality cider that lacks the profile of bittersweet and bittersharp apples that are found in good examples. It is also too sweet to be called a dry cider. The green apple flavor is a fermentation flaw.
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Danyel (1128) - Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear, light orange with minimal white head. Aroma is a little faint, touch of apples. Taste is very light, crisp, not a ton of flavor. Decent.
crossovert (8181) - Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml bottle. Golden pour, little head. This is dryer than the typical soda pop cidre but it does leave a sticky sensation as you go. Not offensive but don’t believe the label.
DedicatedToFun (3303) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is apples, taste is apples, pretty bland overall.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"lightest in color of the 3 AO ciders, and easily the lightest in aroma as well. Very traditional dry english cider. Bittersweet and pretty tasty. Simple. Nice, but my least favorite, if only because the othre two were so nice."
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Methinks the orchard is angry because its apples have been used to create such a dull drink. And the additives pretty well quash the usage of "traditional" on the label. A vigorous pour produces a bubbly yellow body, pretty pale, with a slender head that rapi9dly reduces to a ring. The aroma is light, some sweet apples with some of the skins. The taste is straightforward, sweet apples, much stronger than the nose. Not much here, but easy to down on a hot and muggy day.
Bulk_Carrier (2309) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 26, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This was poured into a pint glass and a wine glass.
The appearance was the same in both glasses: glossy yellow color with a decent transparency about it to allow bubbly carbonation to be seen rising pretty fast.
The smell had some sweet apples with a decent crisp dried pears in the background.
The taste was mainly the same.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a mediocre sessionability as this had a harsh vinous quality about making it hard to put down the ol gullet.
Overall, another strike out. I don’t think I could return to this.
ttutony (719) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transparent golden color, no head. Sort of a slightly fermented apple aroma, not super strong. Decent dryness, slightly sour. Pretty good overall, not overly sweet but also not super dry either.
jake65 (2742) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Golden, good clarity and topped with an inch of white head. Good apple notes in the nose and taste, carbonated well. Refreshing.
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent cider but i am still figuring out how to rate them. Pale yellow pour no head slightly fizzy. Light apple nose. Sweet and apply a bit sour.
arkurzynski (1610) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden pour. Nose of dry tart apple, with a slight tinge. Flavor is overly sweet apple, slightly tart, with a trail minerals. Meh.