Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately yeasty (barnyard, cobwebs), with notes of sweet apple juice, apple skins, wood, brown sugar, band aid.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic.
Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly astringent.
Nice stuff; pleasant and somewhat complex nose (although a little sugary smelling) and very well-balanced/quaffable, rather rustic too. Also only 4% ABV and about $7 for a 750mL bottle...good QPR. Shame that they add caramel coloring (and sulfites), but all in all a solid, easy-to-like cider.
SrSilligoose (3220) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
complex semisweet orchard apple cider. nice body. like it @ lower abv. on the sweeterside, but surely not cloying. hint of dry slightly soured apple provides a bit of balance. nice.
DrSilverworm (5932) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle, shared by Jay. Code on back says "LT2348BB06:58". Nutrition facts indicate 9% of my daily requirement of Potassium per 240ml, thank you cider! Clear golden color. Little white head, pretty nice for a cider. No lace. Pretty woody, lightly musty aroma. Some wet sock, lambic-like aromas. Exceedingly dry. Very dry finish. Moderately sweet in the taste, though (I don’t understand when people say dry = lack of sweetness... the sweetness is just a merely muted in the finish). Lighter body. More soft carbonation, of moderate strength. Apple flavor here tastes kind of like the bruised variety. I’ve never had a cider that outright tasted old, and I don’t know how they taste when they do get old... But is this one, maybe? It’s fresh from the distributor... Overall, I’m not really big on this one, despite it being pretty interesting... but I feel like I know some cider heads that might be enamored by it
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 cc bottle from Wegman’s shared at Craft Ale Tuesday Beer Share. This one gushed hard. Poured clear light gold with minimal head after the gush, some large carb bubbles. Nose was funky yeasty earthy apple, tart lactose. Tasted rich, complex, not quite as rrich as the great eisciders, but with a gigantic complexity; funky yeasty earthy apple, tartness, and a crisp finish. Even world class beer connoisseurs were blown away by this one.
LePistoir (10) - Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 Excellent French apples and balance. Not the candy sweet b.s. you get from American producers. Could drink it with anything over and over.
jmagnus87 (2376) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a clear light caramel. Aroma of motta apple juice. Taste is light sweet and light tart. Light bodied with a thin slick texture. Fizzy carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Not really special but not bad.
auerbrau (3148) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750mL Bottle. Thanks, Sarah. Weak apple juice and cooked applesauce aroma. Flavors play soft, easy and cheap. A corky mushy apple juice segues into a tannic, fake-tasting caramel notion. This feels like the Woodchuck of French cidre. Sweet, cooked, and bland. Lacking the proper depth given by the right apples and the right production process.
wlajwl (3746) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is complex apples, a hint of fruit and a slight mustiness. The flavor is a mix of green and red apples and a mild sweetness in the finish.
b3shine (5156) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml to oversized snifter. Looks good; a transparent copper with good carbonation and thin white lacing. Smells solid; tart apple cider. Tastes decent; fairly well-balanced with an average mouthfeel. I prefer my ciders a bit drier, but this is still good - especially for the price.
weihenweizen (1609) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated green 75 cl bottle which is corked and caged poured into a white wine glass. Pours deep golden/caramel, well carbonated, smooth texture, and light apple aroma. Taste starts off slightly tart/slightly sweet apple and finishes dry apple. Pretty good, but too simple to be one of the better ciders.