Emeister84 (636) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is mainly apple with some earthy tones. Hazy yellow-orange complexion. Sweet, but not cloying, and a little tart. Med-full bodied with a low level of carbonation, and finishes pretty clean, with some funky, earthy flavors lingering.
brenn79 (1342) - Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle- Pours a very pale hazy golden. Aroma is apple juice, floral, sweet. The taste is apple juice, the maple syrup really shows through, the Trappist yeast is an interesting twist, adding another dimension here. Weird but pretty good.
ajnepple (1118) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle shared. Pale, yellowish and cloudy with minimal head. Aroma of fresh apples, Belgian yeast, fruity esters, maple syrup and light herbs/spices. Similar flavor, sweet, tart and tangy with light bitterness, crisp carbonation and a dry finish.
OldGrowth (2350) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, from Triangle Wine, good aroma, sweet, apple, minor yeastiness. very minor hazy golden yellow. no head or lace, sweet flavor, light body, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, sweet finish. it’s good, not super sweet, but not super interesting, still getting my head around ciders
Miked1687 (477) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy yellow pour with a mostly non existent white head. Nose is champagne, trappist yeast, tart Apple juice. Taste is champagne,Apple juice, a bit tart- mild carbonation. The trappist yeast is very apparent, and a bit out of place.
woodychevy (153) - - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty darn nice. Even better that we are both drinking it and don’t feel gluten-y. Pours a nice hazy yellow with no head. Sort of tastes like exactly what it is, fermented apples, but tastes better than it sounds. Sweet, tart, crisp, warm and a mellow/ earthy note from the addtion of maple. Definitely prefer Belgian yeast in this application to most belgian style beers. Better than I thought- very drinkable and thoroughly enjoyable.
Eberndt (94) - - NOV 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nice yellow color when poured. Tastes a lot like champagne and very enjoyable.
ROBC3366 (218) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gorgeous appearance--yellow, with the haziness of the yeast poured in. Dry front, yeasty, but there’s an underlying sweetness to the finish, too, the produce of the syrup. I wouldn’t compare this exactly with great English ciders--it is still too American for that. It doesn’t have the really over the top sourness or dry white wine sensibility of some of those ciders. The apple is still very fresh and forward; that’s great in a way but not everyone’s preference.
Trev (1777) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straw pour with no real head.
Aroma is banana and clove. More hefe like than Belgian ale. Light apple.
Flavour is much more Belgian with apricot fruit and sweet candy sugar aspects. Musty apple cider . Very interesting.
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stevoj (1367) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is my first cider rating, and I’ve only had French ciders from Brittany. Aroma is strong and tart, appearance is hazy golden, no foam or carbonation (poured into bowl). Pour becomes more cloudy as you near the bottom of the bottle. No evidence of high ABV. Taste is apple juice, pure and simple, with some spice and floral elements in the finish. This is really enjoyable, especially on a nice fall day.
574deadzone (767) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy straw golden, appearing still in the glass. Nose involves tart apple and grass. Quite sweet flavor, but also pretty tart. Lighter bodied, waxy, puckering, softly active. Upon warming, the influence of the Belgian yeast and maple syrup begin to appear, though still fairly minimally. Upon swirling and dispatching some of the sediment, the appearance turns to a milky looking egg yolk, so that is not recommended at all. All in all, a decent cider on its own, but I found the influence of the specialty ingredients to be minimal.