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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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From the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Wintergreen, VA comes Virginia Draft.

This smooth and distinctive Hard Cider combines its apple heritage with superb drinkability.

Crafted with care and tasted (at least) daily by our thirsty band of Bold Rockers. Virginia Draft is perfect anytime anywhere.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fionaussie (1) - - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
Bold Rock Hard Apple Cider on tap is my preference for drinking this exceptional hard cider from Nelson County, Virginia. Crisp, refreshing start to this thinly textured cider. Clear, pale & sparkling. No head here--thank you! I want to get straight to THIS thirst quencher with its light body and soft carbonation. It’s touch of sweetness is balanced by a hint of tartness. Not bitter or astringent, but an exceptionally clean finish. It has become my favorite hard cider. I’m concerned I’ll be using this as my yard stick ... and not evaluating other ciders on their own merits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Virginia- Apple Cider- Bold Rock cider-master, Brian Shanks, takes special care when crafting this high-quality cider. Virginia Draft is a smooth & distinctive hard cider with superb drinkability making it the perfect drink to enjoy anywhere, anytime! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3307) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Somewhat shocked to find this on tap now at Richmond Volleyball Club. But a pitcher of cider after a game of volleyball seemed like a good idea - and it was. Poured a pale clear yellow, little to no head of course. Aroma of apples. Flavor remarkably strong of apples - fresh and clean. Not watery like many ciders, and didn’t veer into the funk like many ciders do that are trying to achieve flavor. Found that I really liked this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark amber color. Aroma of sweet apple notes, faint caramel and faint tartness. The taste is tart apples, sweet apples, caramel, vanilla and tart finish. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Decent cider.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1372) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Sampled at VA cheer & beer. Pours hazy, champagne golden hay. Very fresh, slightly tart apple with a nice, natural sweetness that avoids being cloying. Over all very natural green apple aroma and taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4753) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
At the DC Craft Beer Festival. Poured a very pale light yellow-green color, clear, virtually no head. Aroma was a lot of sweet apples, crispness. Not too sweet, but not too dry. Easy to drink. Actually quite enjoyable to me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3371) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2012
12 oz bottle. Clear yellow orange with a webby white head. Nose is apple juice, yeast and candy. Slightly syrupy with a crisp tingle. Tastes like applesauce with hints of cinnamon and lemon juice. Sweet, nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3790) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Sampled side by side with the virginia apple. Both pour a nice clear pale yellow, but this one is just a slightly darker hue. Nice cider, and a touch on the sweet side for sure. But not sugary. Not too much. Has more of a floral quality than the other, and not quite the sharp bite on the firnish. Just the right amount i’d say. I’d rather give this to a girl than a woodchuck.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gillagorilla (29) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Ar: Straight up apple sweetness Ap: Extremely clear and a very light yellow. No bubbles and no head. T: A nice interesting flavor, that doesn’t taste like your standard cider, maybe it was the apples that they used. It is a nice mild sweetness with a bit of yeast in there. P: Only slightly crisp, but has a nice lingering coarseness. Even carbonation that doesn’t seem like it would be there. O: I was surprised to find a new cider that I hadn’t had and had never heard of. This one is quite good and better than most mass produced ciders. Not bad for what it is.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cougfan95 (10) - - OCT 5, 2014
Pours light golden in color with little to no foam/head. Clean and crisp aroma. Slightly dry and a hint of sweetness on pallet. Medium length finish.


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