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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

   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. Itís 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. Iím concerned Iíll be using this as my yard stick ... and not evaluating other ciders on their own merits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerseycaptain (1) - Williamsburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2015 does not count
I will never ever understand the fascination for dry in wine, beer and cider drinkers. To me, dry makes me gag. I donít like sickeningly-sweet stuff either, but dry is just horrid. Which is why, after tasting so many hard ciders, I happen to think this one is so excellent. Itís not too sweet, DEFINITELY not dry (except a very slight dryness, which is okay), and it is mellow. And mellow is a key word here, as so many hard ciders tend to be way too tart and crisp. One might as well be drinking champagne when trying most other ciders. I donít want pucker factor or too much crispness in my ciders, and certainly not dryness (much less in wines). Apples are sweet. They are not dry. Cider should not be anything but slightly dry as far as I am concerned. Bold Rock achieved a great thing with this cider, and I highly recommend it!

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - 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 didnít veer into the funk like many ciders do that are trying to achieve flavor. Found that I really liked this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1508) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4047) - 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 iíd say. Iíd rather give this to a girl than a woodchuck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (6102) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of sweet apples. Tastes like sweet sugary apples. Light body with a dry finish. Solid if youíre looking for a cider on the sweeter side.

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