jackl (3780) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample @ Bold Rock. Very light gold pour, nearly absent of color. The nose is super sweet green apple. Tart candies. The taste is more tart green apple. Juicy, a bit on the sweet end of the spectrum. Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, solid. Nothing complex.
Butters (3661) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled side by side with the virginia draft. Both pour a nice clear pale yellow, but this one is just a slightly lighter hue. Nice cider, and a touch on the sweet side for sure. But not sugary. And this one has more of an acidic bite to balance it out. Has a semi sharp bite on the tail. Just the right amount i’d say. I’d rather give this to a girl than a woodchuck. These two ciders are damn near identical though. I REALLY had to work hard to find the differences, but they are there.
Luvystypotables (334) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant apple smell, pale golden color. Wonderful apple taste with a palate of Granny Smith Apples.
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mother in-law loves this so I thought I’d buy a bunch for the wedding. Got a ton leftover so now i’m sitting at home chugging them in front of the TV for a week straight. Smells like apples and tastes like apple juice! Nice low boost.
BrettTaylor (370) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. May have been suffering from palate blowout. Fairly sweet with only a little tartness, tastes of granny smith peel. Too sweet for my palate.
DocLock (7428) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wine Sellar. Gold pour with minimal head. This was a lot like the draft cider, maybe a tad sweeter, with apple and less tartness overall.
Beerman6686 (3781) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a very light yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of fresh red apples, light champagne. Flavor was similar, not as sweet as the virginia draft. Ok.
geologyguy (554) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight tangy flavor...not sweet...sulfite taste?? Slight hint of Apple on finish ...light...
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really sweet apple juice flavor, nice aroma. Clean plalte and taste. I liked it.
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hokiebrews (3) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First tasted this from the bottle in early October when i stopped at the cider works on a self-guided tour of breweries along 151. Have had it several times since. Flavor is very light, somewhat floral, with a slightly tart apple finish and crisp carbonation. Not your typical cider, more reminiscent of a semi-dry sparkling wine. Very refreshing on a warm day.