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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: 14   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8956) - 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 (2695) - 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 (7794) - 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 (4294) - 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 (3951) - 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 (5965) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7519) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Had @ The Arsenal Cider house, Pittsburgh- tap .. clear light light yellow .. . light fizziness .. very dry, no abv detected .. . a crispy dry cider .. guns on the wall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6653) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2012
32oz growler pours a crystal clear gold with zero head. Nice fruity, nose, apples, light lemon. Flavor is sweet, apples. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Growler shared by MrChopin. Pours a clear golden color with a thin frothy head. Fair head retention. Aroma of dry apples, pear and tannic notes. The taste is dry apple notes, vanilla and tannic notes. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
trans gold, head dies in a second. Sweet Nose is light apple, dusty hay. Flavor is more balance and depth, apple leads to dry balance, champagne carbonation and lightness.

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