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.
zach8270 (3691) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft @ TGI Friday’s - Greece, NY) Clear gold with a fizzy white head. Strong apple aroma with the lightest sweet hint. Flavor is dry but lightly sweet at the end. Smooth and tart with sweetness at the end.
bozoNZ (725) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sort of a urine golden. Very low carbonation and low aroma too. A little stewed apples that’s about it. Mid weight flavours with a touch drying pucker finish. Ok
AirForceHops (3777) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Clear piss color without any head. Aroma is fresh cut apples and old home brewer’s yeast after it sat in the slap pack to long. Apple juice, bready malt, weak yeast. The finish really isn’t as dry as it would lead you to believe. Not bad put the nose with the yeast is a bit off putting.
BOSSbrewer (2154) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 10, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden yellow with no head. Aroma is tart apples. Flavor follows. Fairly dry cider. Meh.
alexsdad06 (6307) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Kroger. Pours a clear yellow golden color with no head. Thearoma and flavor have sweet apples, mmildly tart, hints of spice, this is dry compared to many ciders, still pretty one dimensional.
Danyel (1198) - 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 (8352) - 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 (3427) - 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 (6289) - 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.