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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A select blend of local apples combined with a sparkling wine yeast and delicate flower-blossom honey creates Bantamís alluring aroma and crisp, balanced flavor.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (4088) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Draught and bottles since debut, most recently on draught at Mei Mei, 5/20/15
Dark golden with a slight haze to it and little/no head. Not overly carbonated from the sight of it.
Smells of honey, from the very first whiff moreso than the apples, which seem to be on the lactic side and quite a bit softer than a bright, malic-forward cider would be. Not that thatís a bad thing, and the honey definitely smells good. Raw and real, with very light floral aspects. Very light spiciness on the end; cinnamon and black pepper phenols help to balance while no alcohol is noted.
A good sweet and tart mix is produced on the palate. There is both sticky honey and lactic-like apple flavor. Some light acetic notes do produce a bit of sour vinegar-like flavors, but itís mostly just a tart cider. On the end, however, the honey and apple sugars re-emerge, sweetening things considerably. Too much, for my tastes, though itís nowhere near cloying. Itís a difficult feat to balance the honey and I think overall it would be better off if they cut the honey addition in half. Though I can see how the sweeter ciders appeal to a wider audience....

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bennetporter (270) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Pours a very pale yellow, nearly clear from a bottle. Aroma is a slightly yeasty floral honey. Flavor is a dry crisp champagne-like apple with a hint of honey towards the end. Very effervescent. Good cider.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2977) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Full glass on draft at Pastoral in Boston. Clear light straw yellow with no head. Aromas of light apples. Tastes of sweet and tart apples and juice. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Not complex by any means but I enjoyed it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3889) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours a clear straw yellow with no head - but this is a cider, and one expects this of a hard cider. Apple aroma has a subtle undertone of pear. Crisp, sweet flavor has an underpinning of sour apple, perfect to take the edge off a hot day. Texture is firm and very fizzy, leaving a nice apply tingle. A wunderkind of a cider? Probably.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (601) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2014
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SteveDK (2) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
Bantam Wunderkind is my favorite hard cider. Itís 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 Chandonís California Blanc de Noirs sparking wine. Crisp and refreshing. Highly recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1113) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2013
650 mL bottle purchased for $7.55 at Learyís 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle at the Noríeast 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (4459) - Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Very clean and apple flavors, tart and clean. Sweet and tart balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scarletfire65 (1072) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
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.


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