IrishBoy (4085) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from BevMo Salinas: BB Jul 09. Nose of nicely tart apples with a touch of sweetness mixed in. Pale yellow with a small pale white quick dissipating head. Flavor is light tartness, more sweetness, and apple pie. Pretty good cider.
unclemike (2870) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh apple aroma with some grape juice notes, Light, straw colored, not much bubbles/carbonation A light,but slightly tart apple flavour with a pleasant sour,medium-dry finish. Crisp and sweet and not overly dry. Quite a nice cider that goes down smooth.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lime greenish-yellow with a small foamy head that recedes quickly. Aroma is expectedly of sour green apples as well as vinegar. Nice flavor: Low acidity, very smooth body and finish. Mouthfeel is spritzy, with a smooth apple aftertaste that lingers for a moment. Probably the best apple cider I’ve had thus far. Overall, good.
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle poured in a flute. Straw in color with a short bubbly head that disappears quickly with no lace. Fresh apple aroma. Lively carbonated attack, watery mouthfeel, and tart apple flavor. Medium-length, slightly drying finish. Crisp, clean, and refreshing draft cider.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours medium yellow with some golden color. Bubbly head. Great apple and yeasty aroma. Musty apple flavor but good. Nice compared to American ciders.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale yellow with small fizzy head. Aroma of baked apples, cinnamon, and bit of barnyard funk. Flavor of cheese, apple, funk. Interesting tasting cider. I enjoyed this one.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a pale, slight green tinged body with a quick to fade white head. Aroma is minimal, with dry apples, tannins and newspapers. Taste is medium sweet with a neutral apple flavor up front. Midway through there is a note of bitter apple (mild though), and the finish is somewhat sweet. Taste is a bit like sweetened champagne. Lively carbonation with a good cider mouthfeel. Not cloying, which I feared. Actually a pretty enjoyable cider (despite the lower rating).
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Medium English Draft Cider
Date: November 28, 2008
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: crystal clear sparkling pale yellow
Aroma: light apple aroma, hint of sweetness, touch of sulpher
Flavor: light appple flavor, nice sweetness helps to bring out the apple character
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
eaglefan538 (3020) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from "Medium English Cider" bottle at State Line. The pour was standard color and bubbly appearance, wasn’t expecting much. The aroma was apples, light spices and mustiness. The flavor was apples, spices, some oak, and some farmhouse elements, the latter which were quite welcomed. I’m learning that I can dig some ciders if they have some musty funky notes in them. Mouthfeel was dry, smooth. Good stuff, and thanks to Robert for this tasting!
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle enjoyed at Le Cave Du Vin in Cleveland. Clear champagne like pour with plenty of carbonation to match. Funky apple barn notes under the apple cider dominance in the aroma. Cider barn pressings kept coming to mind. Plenty of clean apple flavors with a touch of hard alcohol. Cinnamon and and a very enjoyable level of sweetness. Quenching and warming. Jen and I both enjoyed this.