johnnnniee (3789) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Ebenezer’s
Sweet bubbly brown sugary apple juice. The cleanest tasting cider I’ve ever had. Highly recommended if you enjoy a sweet cider.
ContemplateBeer (1996) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. pour at Holy Grale. Called "Pays d’Auge Cidre" without the "du Lion" business. Aroma: Slightly musty apple skins; moderate bittersweet apple juice; light oak. Appearance: Hazy light caramel color with a sticky bone head (Head! In a cider!) that eventually settles into a skin. Flavor: Mustiness from the nose less noticeable; bittersweet apple juice frames most of the taste; the finish is mostly dry and oaky. Palate: Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: My highest rated cider yet; maybe I’m just a cider noob, but I would have liked to get a little more from the other varieties of apples at play, especially some more acidic/tart qualities.
GenDV138 (5978) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Hazy straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light floral notes, apples. Tastes of apples, light floral notes, subtle tartness. Light body with a semi-dry finish. Pretty tasty French cider.
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at Town Hall, clear golden pour with thin to no head, aroma brought notes of creamy fruit, apple, some slight bready notes into a bit of earth, some spice notes with more apple skins. Taste was a mix of grass, bread, some earth into some creamy vanilla, apple comes through with some sweetness, finishing slightly sweet.
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color, champagne bubbles. Nice aroma of barnyard funk and apple skins. Taste is tarty, peppery apple. Tasty.
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample. Poured hazy dark amber color with a minimal white head that diminished slowly with good legs. Moderate aroma of sweet apple. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium floral apple flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a hazy yellow color with no head. The aroma and flavor have sweet apples, mildly tart apples, apple skin, floral notes, a soapy feel, a bit better than I expected.
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dutch’s, served in a snifter. Good thing a couple others already rated this from here because searching "pays d’auge" brings up way more than I anticipated it would. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a small, barely off-white head. Notes of mild, sweet apples - not really tart at all - with a Sprite-like soda sweetness, florals, and light musty funk. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, sweet, barely funky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good sipping cider.
b3shine (8108) - Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a mostly transparent gold with very thin white head that quickly dissipates entirely. Smells solid; good apples with a well-balanced touch of sweetness. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel and a touch of tartness. A good cider, especially for not being dry.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dutch’s... 1st pour from the keg. Totally hazy orange color. Pours with a big off-white head, that quickly fades to nothing. Cool bright sweet yellow apple in the nose. Something funny and floral about the taste, but it’s pretty pleasant overall. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Nice vanilla notes, apple skin, light mustiness. Moderate sweet taste, nice light bit of tart. Great, refreshing cider! I enjoyed it much more than I expected to, more my style.