Underdogs88 (18) - 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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illidurit (1966) - Sonora, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is basically apple juice with a wisp of vinous character. It’s not really dry. Crisp on the finish but this is a sweet-tasting cider for sure.
IceChipsSky11 (149) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
.................................................. skies and may your pots be monsters!
rosenbergh (5610) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. PO14307298E. (Alko) Tampere, Finland.
Clear golden colour with a tiny white head.
The aroma is apple, vinegar and some sweetness. The flavour is some tartness, alcohol, apples, mild sweetness and mild cinnamon. No carbonation.
kramer (4380) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light gold body with a small fizzy white head. The Jose is nice crisp apples with a light tartness and some skins. The flavor is mostly dry, but far from what I would expect from the traditional French ciders that are dry. A light tartness on the finish with some sweet baked apple. Light bodied and fizzy with a minimal cling to the finish. Decent enough I guess, but not something I’d drink with regularity.
MarkSachon (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. Pleasant overall and very refreshing. Dry like a desert!
BorksBabe (85) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth, crisp apple flavor. Clear, light amber in color. Good cheap cider if you just want something to drink with some fish tacos.
thehurt01 (257) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
a good cider but what do you want. not much else to say. thank you very much.
Prufrockstar (478) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Out of my element with ciders, but rating will help that, right? Clear golden color, head drops off immediately. Aroma is tart (reminiscent of granny smith), some vinegar as well. Bread, yeasty over-risen rolls. Taste is mildly sweet with cinnamon and a dry, bready vinegar finish. Soft carbonation, light body, slick texture. Overall: not a big fan of this, really, but fun to try rating something other than beer from time to time. No idea if my baseline is reasonable on this.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden color. Thin white head. Aroma of apples and vinegar. Tart and dry, not very sweet, but just a touch of sugars. Apple is the flavor which is what it has to be. Very crisp palate. Not bad.
RJ815 (13) - Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Noticeably bittersweet and crisp, likely causing you to pucker with each sip. I personally found it delightful and very drinkable, though it’d probably be best had for certain occasions and with specific foods.