gnoff (9471) - 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 (7371) - 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 (6962) - 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 (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (11837) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pours clear pale yellow with a small, fizzy white head and no retention or lacing. Aroma is apple and earthy notes. Flavor is apples and dry grass with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
pintbypint (3309) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml can. Golden and clear in the glass, no head. Light fruity nose, mild apple. Taste is fairly light, dry and crisp apple notes. Ends with fizzy mineral water and very faint water apple. High carbonation, body is light. Quite unexciting and industrial.
cfrancis (3030) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours light yellow with a small white head. Aroma is apple sweetness with some tangy citrus. Taste is small grain in front and sour, tart apple in the back. So much tartness that its unpleasant.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Serving: Can from State Line Liquors. It pours a light gold color with a slight, white ring for a head. The nose is very weak with slight apple notes. The flavor is very light as well. Note quite as sweet as most mass produced American examples of the style but it lacks any kind of complexity. Almost watery and over carbonated.
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden pour with a short lived, soda-like head. Nose is very bland. Water, metal, lemon, and some granny smith apple skins. The flavor is dry, tart, metallic, and watery. Very mild apple, some hints of lemon zest, and a mild sweetness.