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Arsenal Cider Picket Bone Dry Hard Apple Cider

Arsenal Cider Picket Bone Dry Hard Apple Cider
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This cider is completely fermented to dryness with no back sweetening. Picket is a Civil War Portman. Picket duty constituted the most hazardous work of infantrymen in the field. Being the first to feel any major enemy movement, they were also the first liable to be killed, wounded, or captured and most likely targets of snipers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draft - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of dry apple, light sugar - medium body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2016
On tap at Grist House. Pours a hazy yellow with no head. The aroma is honey and champagne yeast. Thin, apple skin, honey, dry finish, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (6763) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Sambled at rbsg. Very clear whitish. Tart tart! Apples Acidic. Too tart and dry for my tastes. This one is on me and not the cideer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21685) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Draft at Grist House. Crystal clear pale yellow color, soft bubbles. Aroma if apple flesh. Taste starts with sweet apple then dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Draft at Capone’s. Pours hazy straw colored with off-white head. Nose is crisp apple, tart fruit, earthy notes. Tasted crisp, with fresh appe, earthy, and finishing tartness with a touch of sweetness. This one is complex and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Art (3154) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
I have no clue how to rate cider. Apple aroma with an incredibly dry taste. Not too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8465) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Growler from the brewpub. Pours a clear yellow color with a small fizzy white head. A sweet light apple nose. Really dry flavor, effervescent, champagne yeast (?), some tart apple. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (5478) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Poured on draft at the cider house. The aroma is more a spicy apple note. Taste is, as the name indicates, apples with a drying finish. These guys make nice cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (4244) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Draft at Mad mex shady side. Pours apple but light with little fizz and no head. Notes of green apple and vinegar on the nose. A little dry on the tongue. Finishes clean. Hides it’s 8% very well which makes it slightly dangerous.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6850) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Sampled on draft this cider poured clear like water with a faint yellowish tinge - no head and no lacing. The aroma was dry and tart cider vinegar. The flavor was very dry, tart, astringent and tasted like cider vinegar with a bit of carbonation - only a bit as this was also very lightly carbonated. Long finish. Light body. At least the tap handle was pretty.

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