Dogbrick (9609) - 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 (2053) - 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 (2695) - 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 (762) - 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 (2470) - 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.
tnkw01 (1361) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear golden color. Aroma is apple. Taste is a nice balance of sweet, dry and tart.
Travlr (16394) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at the source. Clear pale yellow color. Aroma of light fruit. Taste starts with sweet apples, then dry and slightly tart at the finish. Plain.
solidfunk (5464) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Fizzy and apply but not much else. Not a lot of aroma going on. On tap at DC Summerfest.
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Wegman’s Leesburg. Pours the color of light urine with almost no head. Leaves no lacing. Light on the tongue. Light apple on the nose. Faint apple on the tongue. Slightly on the tart side. Even by cider standards this is mind of boring.