auerbrau (3182) - 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.
Steve_0 (3424) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at Mile High Wine and Spirits. Pour is clear golden with a small white head and decent lacing. Green apples, light honey, straw and some rubber notes in the aroma. Taste bring more pear, some straw, white grapes with a lingering rubber note on the backend. Light body with high carbonation. Meh.
degbert (1399) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep gold with a very brief head and a lot of visible carbonation. Nose is Golden Delicious apple, honey, yeast, pastry, and nutmeg. On the tongue, I don’t know that I’d call that ’brut’, exactly -- but damn, it’s good. Bright golden and green apple flavor, some apple peel, a touch of honeyed sweetness, crisp pastry notes, nutmeg, and allspice. A long, complete finish brings it together nicely. Quite good.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked and caged 750ml bottle into a glass. Clean dark hay pour, a bit lighter than apple juice. Nice light carbonation. Aroma is sweet, lightly tart, earthy and a bit musty. Taste is sugary, tart green apples, dry, juicy. Lingering earthiness and lightly artificial sweetener finish.
TheEpeeist (3557) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25.4 oz bottle. Clear gold with brief bubbles. Nose is baked apple and yeast. Medium light with a soft sparkle. Taste is watery apple, cinnamon and mineral water. Good table stuff.
Sledutah (6097) - Utah, USA - JUL 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Pours clear golden with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of ripe apples, earthy and sugar. Taste is ripe apples, tart apple skins with a dry finish, sweet aftertaste
Decent but wasn’t as refreshing and crisp as I had hoped for on this hot day.
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Musty apple aroma. Appearance is yellow orange with a sparkling head. Taste has apple notes, but also has a unique flavor almost pear like. Balance is semisweet. Mouthfeel is medium full with sparkling carbonation. Tannins are present. Kind of a chloraseptic after taste. Overall, it's unique. I'm not a fan that they added caramel coloring which gives it a fake color. It is quite drinkable though.
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DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma - it has a definite farmhouse yeast quality about it, and of course the apple tartness you’d expect
Appearance - body is gold; very clean and clear, a champagne look about it, there is a fair amount of nucleation; the head doesn’t last long and fizzles out fast.
Taste - there is an earthy apple quality about this beer, a slight farmhouse yeast
Palate - is light; the texture thin; the carbonation and lively; the finish is dry and abrupt
r464 (2070) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Distinct aroma of apple juice. Dark gold in color with a thin bit of white fizz that dissipates quickly. Extremely dry, a bit tart, but definitely low on sweetness. Short and trashy finish.
Brigadier (3260) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle
I haven’t tried many French ciders. This one is much sweeter than almost any I had over the summer. Fairly accessible in comparison though it makes me want to try a few more from the local stores.
Aroma / Appearance - A transparent coppery body is light but has a stiff white head. Sweet and savory the fresh scent of crisp apples brightens the air. As dry as they come this is almost like the cider equivalent of a dry brut champagne.
Flavor / Palate - Sweet cider fills the mouth like sugary apples. Refreshing and light it sweeps across the palate. A tangy finish is not vinegary but it is definitely acidic. I could easily finish a bottle myself. This would be perfect for something like New Year’s or Valentine’s Day as a substitute for champagne.
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear and sparkling gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is sweet apples, light straw notes and honey. Flavor is lightly sweet apples, honey and straw with a dry finish. Light body and effervescent carbonation.