vyvvy (3419) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden copper with a sudsy white head. The aroma has overripe red apples with some tartness and lots of apple skins. There is also some light vinegar. Medium / light body with a small amount of carbonation - it has a champagne like quality to it. The flavor starts much like the aroma and is very smooth with a clean apple flavor. Nice cider.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 750 ml bottle purchased at Lukas Liquors in KC. The body was dark gold with a light khaki head. The aroma was sweet Jonathon apples with some caramel hints. There is also a note of fresh flowers. The taste is mild Granny Smith apples with some lightly sour touches. There is also a little bit of woody character. A decent cider.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with a fizzy white head that calms down to just a rim around the edge of the glass. Aromas of cider and old barns. Sweet raisins in the background. Dry attic start with a light fruit, yes - apples and raisin in the middle. Mild rust and dry flowers in the finish. Very crisp and dry in the linger. Nearly nothing to remember. A quencher in that respect, I suspect. A bottle of this and some cheese and crackers on a summer night would be ok.
jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice pour much like a bubbly champagne. The head quickly rises and disappears. Light apple golden color. Very pleasant looking at first pour. Sweet crisp apple nose. Perhaps some dark fruit aromas, too. First hits fairly bland with little up front, but the tart sourness kicks in the end. Bubbly. Quenching. Middle has a yeast, bread, cookie taste. Could use a little more omph, but has a good cider taste, fresh, and easy to drink.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
nothing special...a waste of $10, even for a 70...goldish yellow app..no head...aroma of apples and wine...flavor is somewhat the same with a metallic tinge to it...okay palate
imdownthepub (9152) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Yellow gold colour with short head. A sweet cider despite the Brut tag, some flavours, apple skin, with a touch of orange and acidity. Reasonable, particularly when eating.
jonas (5259) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Yellow golden color, my sample was low on carbonation.
Sweet apples with a wooden dirty aftertaste and thin metallic mouthfeel.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Smells like an unwashed apple skin. Gold and quite bubbly, it’s got a tart, biting taste. The finish is metallic. I don’t think cider’s supposed to be this way.
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TerryR (383) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color. Small white head, quite effervescent. Sweet apple aroma. Rich, sweet apple flavor followed by a dry, slightly tart finish. Not bad for an occasional change.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells just like Allen’s apple juice, pale yellow, short lived head. Flavour of apple juice, with a metalic aftertaste. Fizzy, light bodied. So, so.