adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at prohibition pig for $5.50. Crystal clear with light yellow looks gorgeous. Smell is. Crisp and tart Granny Smith apples. Taste is fantastic. Light and refreshing and crisp. Not too sweet and lovely spices finish.
canary dog (622) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dry and crisp apple cider. A little similar to champagne but just better. Highly carbonated and lively. Apple notes are subtle but they are inserted into all the right areas. Very refreshing and good. I prefer my cider a little sweeter but this type is definitely okay once in awhile.
auerbrau (3079) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle, purchased at Brattleboro Food Co-op - Brattleboro, VT. I drank a couple bottles of this over the weekend and had mixed feeling about it. Originally, I thought it showed a good balance and range of character, but in the end I felt it was a bit too sweet and had a slightly odd flavor to it. The aroma is great, with round fresh apple and minerals. The carbonation level sends out fresh apple juice, busty sweetness, and earth. The sugars really build and a bit of tannins hold them back, but I’d take more acid and a little less of the earthy, almost mushroom-like quality in the finish.