mkgrenwel (558) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pale pour with no head. Clear and lightly sparkling. Clean aroma of apple and pear. Taste is just a clean apple juice. A little on the sweet side. Not really complex. Straddling the line between the real macro ciders and the craftier stuff.
SteveDK (2) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bantam Wunderkind is my favorite hard cider. It’s light in color and almost austerely dry compared to ciders like Angry Orchard Traditional or Crisp, Harpoon, and Woodchuck Amber. With loads of fine bubbles Wunderkind is very Champagne-like, not quite brut, but reminiscent of Chandon’s California Blanc de Noirs sparking wine. Crisp and refreshing. Highly recommended.
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 mL bottle purchased for $7.55 at Leary’s earlier today. To tulip, it pours a clear, transparent yellow. Sparkly, and evanescent. Aromas of honeydew melon, wildflower honey, dandelions, sweet malts, candied sugar, white sage, apple sauce, caramel apples, apricot syrup, peaches, and champagne. Tastes everything described above. Sweet, and refreshing, and only slightly tart. Need more. Support local!
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Nor’east Beer Garden on a tour of P-Town with my wife. Pours a clear straw gold. Big apples with a touch of honey. Crisp and quite sweet, touches of blueberry, fruit, honey. Dries out a little on the finish, bright and zesty with some champagne yeast, and still just a little lingering sweetness. Very nice.
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very clean and apple flavors, tart and clean. Sweet and tart balanced.
scarletfire65 (869) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Far Land in P-Town. Light flowery aroma, green apple. High carbonation. Very dry and well attenuated. Has some musty, earthy, cellar flavors on the finish. Hints of dark honey. Complex for a cider.
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle poured at CiderDays 2012. Strong "rosey" honey aroma. Very floral and citrus-y. Flavor picks this up again and carries a lot of vinous honey and fruit through. I love the flavors that are coming through, but this really tastes more like cyser than cider.
Skii617 (9) - Everett, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light, crispy, refreshing. Delicious apple flavor. Very bubbly with consistent bubbles rising throughout the whole glass. Similar mouthfeel to a brut, but with a lighter crispness. Appearance like a light ginger ale. One of my favorites, 6% ABV.
MicroGrog (302) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2012 Bottle from Charles St. Liquors.
Poured into an Ommegang chalice. Clear, pale ginger ale body. Constant slow stream of bubbles.
Yeast & sulfites seem way out in front. Is it too cold? Faint scent of apple sauce in the background.
Crisp, with an interesting bitter sweet blend. Tastes almost like cherry pits. Semi-tart & rounded meat. A hint of caramel(the honey?). No mention of what kind of apples they used. Finish is a bit citrusy(lemon-lime-ish) & softly sweet.
Better then Crispin’s honey laced cider, but the aroma was really stuffed up in this bottle.
thornecb (4168) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale green-tinged yellow into a shaker. Bright white head fizzes to hug rim. Granny smith aromas. Crisp and dry with sweet honey and sour apple upfront turning to a lasting lactic finish.