bhensonb (12134) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours gold with a large foamy white head. Aroma is fruity apple. Fruit beyond apple. Hints of spice. Marvelous aroma. Med body, almost. Flavor is ages appleskin, with lightly spicey notes. Finishes towards dry with a little spicy sugar. Delicate. Tasty. Stands up to Normandy ciders.
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Clear yellow cider with a small, fizzy, white head. The nose is both sweet and acidic – apples galore – with a hint of cinnamon. Medium-bodied and astringent with airy carbonation. The flavor is all about sweet red apples that furnish only a trace of malic acidity. Finishes fruity and lightly sweet, and then becomes silly dry. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best Before 03.2013. Pours with a pretty deeply golden hued body (crystal clear) with a moderate white head that fizzes away. About as deep in hue as I’d possibly want my maltiest West Coast IPAs to get. Aromas are of apple, lightly funky, clove phenolics, a touch of sulfur, brett, slightly chlorophenolic: Normandy Cider bandaid character (light). Mild sweetness, light acid. Flavors are really pretty sweet, with a chlorophenolic smokey and band aid finish. Lightly bacony and residual sweetness in the finish. Very sugary upfront, medium apple character, light sulfur. Honestly it is missing complexity. Medium bodied, slightly sticky with lively carbonation. Forced Carbed bottle. Not my thing as far as ciders go.
blutt59 (6165) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, clear red orange in color with fast dissipating head, band aid and corn starch aroma , flavor is band aid, green apples, honey
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The cider pours a medium orange color with a very bubbly, airy white head. The aroma has a ton of sweet apples in it and smells pretty nice. The flavor is pretty much straight apples and not too much else. The cider is fairly sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange/amber with a bubbly cream head. Nose is dry, tart, apples, lightly funky. Easy on the palate, not as tart as i was hoping, little sugary, thick, sweet, and a smooth finish.
wlajwl (4419) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is slightly tart/mostly sweet apples and fruit, while appearance is a bit darker than most ciders. The flavor is sweetness, slightly funky yeast and finishes with a mix of tartness and slightly dull.
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is has a lot of funkiness and what seems like a urinal cake in it. There is some sweet fruit and a hint on cork. The appearance is yellow with a fizzy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth from carbonation. Overall a bit to funky but still good enough to drink.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Light carbonic gassy tart with apple juice and skins. Dark amber clear with thin head. Medium body with high carbonation. Sweet sweet cider with nice juicy flavor and sulfury funky sweet after. Has fairly typical cider elements, but quite sweet and a bit odd in some ways.
BillKismet (3418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange-hued body. Sharp, spicy and funky apple nose that emanates vibrant complexity. Similarly, the body is sharp, spicy apple with an apple juice backbone and pungent funkyness and barnyard throughout. Quite a lively apple cider that really explodes with complexity. A touch of band-aid at the end.