auerbrau (3180) - 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.
degbert (1222) - 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 (3408) - 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 (5214) - 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 (179) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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 (1947) - 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 (3125) - 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 (10240) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtedy of BeersndBlues2, thanks! Crystal clear deep golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of dusty dried apple skins. Taste is sweet applesauce. Very tasty.