patrick767 (3238) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at the fort wayne tasting - Pours up dark golden with a very thin head. It has a mild aroma of tart apples. The flavor is straightforward apple tartness with a somewhat thin body and a dry finish. Itís not bad.
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Very small white head that quickly dissipated, no lacing, transparent, visible carbonation, and a golden hue. Nose was sweet, sour, somewhat acidic, tart, and apples. Flavor was sweet, sour, dry and apples. Bubbly, tingly and dry mouthfeel. Light body. Not impressed with this cider.
thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 23, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This bottled cider poured a small sized head of quickly diminsishing fine to medium sized clear colored bubbles that left behind a poor lacine on top of a orange colored typically carbonated transparent body. The aroma was different from most ciders in that it was dry and musty on top of the typical apple notes. The mouth feel was tingly from the start and diminishing iun the finish. The flavor was dry as was the aroma and contained a mild artificaial tasting apple flavor. Artificial because of the organic in the name? Hmmm.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 500 ml. shaped, embossed bottle with a best before date on cap, Apr.07.
Poured a clear reddish golden with a small foamy white head that settled into a fine lacing, a good looking cider.
Aromas of fresh apples and that squeezed cider vinegary.
Proper carbonation for a cider, adds a nice briskness and a smooth medium bodied mouthfeel.
Tastes of fresh pressed apples, a tad sour, a subtle earthy honey, a little sweet cider vinegary and a crisp apple finish.
A nice and tasting cider, well worth trying.
Rictus (126) - Camdenton, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma - Not overwhelming in anything particularly. Had (what I would consider) a slightly flowery smell along with the obligatory apple smell. Nice and light.
Appearance - moderately large head and a deep golden appearance. Itís actually quite pretty.
Flavor - I enjoyed it. Lightly sweet kind of dry. Alittle above average but nothing to call home to mom about.
Palate - Carbonated rather heavily.. Thought ciders werent supposed to be too carbonated? Otherwise it felt good in my mouth.
Overall: all around a good cider. Not my personal favorite fermented beverage but I did enjoy it. May buy it again after I exausted a few more hard ciders.
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a deep gold with no head. Plenty of carbonated bubble flowing through the beer. The aroma has hints of sweet and bitter apples. It initially reminded me of a sour ale. The flavor was a bit strange. Initially sweet, but then a touch of sour, that really did not go over well with me. Very little body or mouthfeel.
RichardGretton (4119) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden cider with a dull fruity aroma and a very refreshing and sweet flavour. Overall a nice sweet cider.
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle, purchased at Whole Foods in Madison ($6). Poured bright gold with a soapy thin head; low-moderate carbonation. Nice apple aroma, some grassy & lightly funky aromas as well. Sweet-dry, light sour funkiness in flavor, herbal. Dries out at the end, but not to the extent of some ciders, as it still leaves sweetness. Nothing special, but I always like trying whatever ciders I can get my hands on.
heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 500 ml bottle purchased at Lukas in Kansas City. The bottle says 6.8% alcohol. This poured with a patchy thin white head and a bright medium gold colored body. The aroma had some sweet fresh apples and dried apple chips at the same time. There was also a hint of fall leaves. The taste was strange with apple skins and some dry funky hay in the finish. There was also a definite finish of band aids. There is also a hint of anise. This is a little too lacking in fruit flavor for my tastes.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
My least favorite of the Aspalls so far. Just some funkyness to the apple flavor, it seems flatter in flavor than the dry and medium. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.