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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 Bantam’s alluring aroma and crisp, balanced flavor.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scarletfire65 (976) - Rockaway Park, New York, 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3439) - 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 (572) - Cambridge, 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. 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (972) - Vermont, USA - OCT 29, 2013
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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3874) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Very clean and apple flavors, tart and clean. Sweet and tart balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 3, 2012
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.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skii617 (9) - Everett, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2012 does not count
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.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
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.


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