kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Boston Beer Works Fenway location. Very pale light yellow with no foam to get in the way. Very apple-y in aroma and flavor and very flitered for a sparkling appearance. This cider is on the sweet side rather than the pungent’yeasty side of the cider spectrum.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Fenway Boston Beer Works. Palest light yellow in color - clear.Thin smooth head lingers. Smells like apples, tastes like apples.
dpbhoosier (51) - USA - JUL 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale light yellow color, no head. Crisp, refreshing. Medium bodied. Light apple flavor. Not overly sweet. Very drinkable.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This cider pours clear yellow. It has notes of freash apple and then a sweeter than bitter apple mid palate. TRhe finish is refreshing.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2007
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very pale straw coloured cider. Very subtle aroma, light pear and faint apple. No complexity at all. Flavour is lightly tart, but mostly dry pear flavour. A touch of tartness, but not much. A bit of sulphury yeastiness. It’s macro cider, and not even very good at that. Still, since it’s about 35 degrees in my apartment, this will do nicely.
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from tap at the brewpub in Canal street. Pours pale yellow-greenish, head is a thin white rim. Aroma pear and apple, slight citric and dry. Flavour is sweet pear and apples with a citric twist into the finish. Slight chemical twist. Medium hard cider.
beerbill (3407) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Bottle says it was brewed in Middlebury, Vermont. Pours a clear, pale golden color with no head. Lots of carbonation bibbles. Looks more like a soda in my glass. No detectable aroma. Not a bad aroma, just nothing. The flavor is slightly tart apples with some yeast. Really not sweet, and actually finshes a bit dry.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly sour aroma, akin to lemons. Very light yellow with little head. Very sweet, yet dry mouth quality. Lightly of apples. Very akin to mead.
cheap (4054) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 My bottle says ‘cider jack draft cider’ on it - not draft cider. Somebody on the forum told me it is the same thing. So…. long time ago I decided I liked sweet bubbly fruity drinks. Is it true ‘you are what you drink?’ I distinctly remember the first time I tried orange and grape Nehi. Can’t forget the first time I scored a Mountain Dew! This is all reflected in the way I scored Frambroise raspberry lambic and sweet american hard ciders. I have had some ciders by Hornsby that where more like a wine cooler, with all their sugar and other additives in there – not really a cider. Anyway, they say the ciders in america are child’s play compared to the ciders that are available over in the UK. US ciders are simply bubbly fruit drinks by comparison. I hope someday to buy some real cider, I’m not too sure why they are not readily available here, considering the amount of UK beers I can easily get. This cider is in a short 12 oz brown bottle with a twist off cap. Has a dude staring at a red delicious apple on the front. Things are looking up, on the label the only other ingredients is malic acid, apple flavor, sorbate and sulfites! The aroma begins with a blast of sour apple candy. The smell expands to a larger volume once poured into my poor steeler stein. In the glass it has a very light pale yellow tinge, almost like a witbier. There is very little carbonation but I do see a spot in there where a bubble or two is arising. The initial flavor is a hit of slightly watery granny smith apple, not as sweet as I anticipated. The raspberry version is much sweeter. Bubbles arise every time the drinker takes a sip. Good carbonation on the palate. Very nice, not overly sweet finish - could drink a few of these. Seems like your typical so called ‘cider’ from the north east US.
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice medium golden yellow color. Smooth apple aromas. Flavor starts out sweet and finishes with a tart ending.