Kinz (3696) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at RVC. Pours a light, clear yellow. Aroma lightly apple and apple peel. Flavor matches. Just a touch sweet - not that this was sugary, but wasn’t as tart as a lot of the ciders I have had recently. Quaffable, and not at all bad as a simple refresher.
JStax (4578) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft sample. Very pale yellow with a white head of foam. The aroma has caramel and apples. Some drug nuances. Fairly sweet. Light body and high carbonation.
hershiser2 (1814) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bold Rock.
To me a very ordinary cider, but I’m not the biggest cider guy in the world. Apple starts sweet, but finishes a bit tart and dry.
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very light yellow. A good tartness, strong apple flavor, light sweetness. Best as a warm weather refreshment.
Dogbrick (10872) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Catawba Valley Biltmore Village taproom. Clear pale golden color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to a sparse outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of apples and spice. Light body with flavors of sweet apple and malt. The finish is fruity with a sweet apple cider aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
bubbleflubber (2139) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Catawba Brewing in Asheville, this pours just as clarified pear juice into the glass with a wispy reductive head that leaves no lacing. I pick up primarily pears and Golden Delicious apples on the nose. Flavors are almost copied. Lots of pear and not-too-sweet apples, finishing semisweet. Soft, yet active carbonation lends the semi-dry palate to a smooth mouthfeel and easy quaff. I like this a lot.
Shag (2768) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow with white head. Aroma is green apples and honey. Flavor is sweet and tart with more honey and green apples. Overall nice cider.
SpamOfDeath (18) - Springfield, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear 16oz bottle. Virginia Apple cider pours pale yellow, no head. Bright apple flavor, balanced flavor edging to slightly sweet. Not dry thankfully. Easily drinkable and tartness does not build. Drink two or ten, they taste great.
ectuohy27 (956) - ESTONIA - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
tart and sweet, no chemical notes, some sourness with a smooth and not overly sweet finish. recommended
ilovedarkbeer (2685) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a straw color with almost no head. Notes of champage, green apples, and grains. Light and soft mouthfeel.