yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. An unclear, yellow cider with some white bubbles. The aroma is almost puke-like, but the sweetish apples dominates. Some cinnamon hints. The flavor is pretty much the same, although less spiced. Medium body, silky on the palate. Lasting sweet apple finish. Overall, I’m not impressed in any way. The only thing I really like about it is the mouthfeel. 130804
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy pale yellow body. Aroma of apple, chardonnay, and earth. Flavor of chardonnay grapes, champagne yeast and apple.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: The Saint
Date: June 08, 2011
Appearance: cloudy yellow
Aroma: sweet apple aroma, light sugary character
Flavor: sweet apple flavor, maple sweetness, light musty earthyness, touch of tartness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Murky yellow color. Aroma of apple skins, dust. Taste is applesauce, black pepper, grapefruit.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a hazy pear color with a runaway white head. Nice aroma of ripe apple - like a golden variety. Medium body with mild carbonation. Starts sweet and then goes through a series of changes ending up like golden delicious skin. So somewhat tart in the finish. Tasty drink. One of the better ciders I’ve had.
Tmoney99 (9640) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at Keg FOA. Poured hazy pale color with a minimal head that diminished slowly with little lacing. Medium floral apple aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium maple and tart apple flavor with a medium sweet finish of short to moderate duration. Solid drinkable refreshing beverage.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fairly typical color of pale straw with a fair amount of haze, pretty much no head to speak of. Quite sweet on the nose, which is not what I’m all that used to with ciders--likely from the Trappist yeast. Some mild spice notes (esters) to the nose and flavor, along with a similar level of sweetness on the palate. Some hints of grape and pear, as well as the apple itself. The carbonation also seems to be a bit softer than most commercial ciders I’m used to.
Leighton (8750) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with family at the cabin, NH. Pours very cloudy (end of bottle) orange-yellow with a small, white head. Big fruity nose, hints of apple and alcohol. Big sweet flavor, faintly tangy with a bit of honey on the back of the tongue. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet finish with very moderate warmth, sugary apples, subtle yeasty dryness and musk, light notes of sweet maple syrup. Nice stuff overall.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (dregs)… Murky, off-white cider with a nice film left on the glass. The bouquet is of spiced apple, pear and honey. Medium-bodied and creamy with gentle carbonation. The flavor is all sweet apples apples apples – freshly pressed apples. Spicy, sweet, apple finish. Bottle courtesy of TheCheeseMan!
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden pour. Nice head. The nose is quite interesting. Lots of bright citrus character and a little bit of light soft spiciness. A kiss of light maple and a touch of light tartness. Softly fruity with a nice light mintiness and a touch of clove as well. Soft soft fruitiness with a nice balance of apple fruit and yeast spice. Funnily enough – I always thought something like this would work, but this is the first time I’ve seen an example of it. It’s really quite nice.