DCLawyer (1865) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft sample. Clear lite gold with no head. Crisp and dry, inoffensive but utterly forgettable.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark gold with no head. Aroma of crisp red apples. Taste is light tart, very dry. Pretty good.
alexsdad06 (7028) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a thin white film. The aroma and flavor have tart and sweet apples, skins, some earthy notes. It is what it is.
Freaky_tiki (769) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a big fan of mass produced apple juice style cider but I’m not really drinking this am I? No sir. This cider is for mussels bacon & cider recipie. So a few sips of this -- taste of dull apples, soda water & tin -- make this rating as I cook my feast. Drink local cider, y’all.
decaturstevo (5457) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold pour with creamy white head. Aroma is straight up sour apple to me. Light sweet start with some sour funk. A semi sweet finish. Medium/light bodied. ok cider
gnoff (8741) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at The Independent, Clearwater, on January 19, 2014.
Clear golden color, white head. Dry, apple taste. Apple aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, very low bitterness, though a bit tart. Mainly apple scent.
czar (5691) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours clear golden orange with some sticky legs, some bubbles surfacing. apple pie, quite spicy in fact, then again faint apples, apple juice from concentrate, chalk, lightly peppery, clean yeast, hint of tartness - lemon, metal. low carbonation, light body - a tad watery, relatively dry and clean finish. weak cider.
Mormanidde (1) - - JAN 6, 2014 does not count
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A rather ghastly canned cider that I purchased in California, apparently a new item in the most disturbing, pirate-and-parrot themed Trader Joe’s. It is a near-potable obscenity that makes me cringe, and pathetically sob in longing for the unspeakable ciders of my childhood and wasted youth in Switzerland. The only reason I gave it a three on appearance is because I am drinking it (yes, as I type) straight out of a can that has been micturated on by many a rat and oyster on its long journey from Bristol, in the glorious Shire of Gloucester. Interestingly, this locale not only provided a lovely setting for the beloved Bard, but seemingly also makes for an environment conducive to making extremely lousy apple cider. And from the Encyclopedia Galactica: Bristol
City in western England, Middle English Bridgestow, from Old English Brycgstow, literally "place of shit-cider" (see "cyder" (n.) + crappe). A local peculiarity of pronunciation adds -sh to words ending in -s. Drink that gave Perseus the squirts (see Ovid, Met., Book III)
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Mad Fox. Poured a clear golden color with out a head. Medium carbonation. Aroma is sweet cider, apples, some sugar notes. A touch dry, not overly sweet. Touch of tartness. Okay.
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tall can. Pours straw, high carbonation, sweet, but not as bad as those apple soda type ciders. Still, hard to drink, it’s so easy to make good cider I don’t understand why there’s so much crap. Not going to bother with a regular review.