Stuedmaster (244) - Vista, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Saint indeed! Pours deep gold with a slight head, aroma is sweet apple and honey. Tastes of balanced sweet and tart fresh apple, with some complex maple syrup and Belgian yeast flavors (fruity esters). This is really good stuff, has the right balance of flavors, highly recommended.
OsuStu (79) - - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. A hazy gold color with some visible carbonation. Aroma of apples, honey, banana, and just a hint of maple syrup. Both sweet and tart apple flavors. Some other fruits such as pear make an appearance. Somewhat crisp like a dry white wine.
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"nice cider here. we started with the honey crisp, which was nice n simple, with nice being the key word. the yeastiness and slight maple syrup sweetness added to the flavor, body and complexity while still showcasing the slightly tart apples. well done. looks like a weak wit beer though."
beerbaaron (1347) - Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unclear pale straw pour. Aroma has some apple, light yeast. Flavor is similar. Not overly sweet thankfully. Not particularly distinctive or character-full. This didn’t do much for me.
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wegmans. Cloudy golden, glowing, effervescent. Dry apple nose, leaves, touch of lemon. Complex flavor, ripe apples, nice tartness, some minerals, a touch of maple syrup, yeasty spices coming from the Trappist yeast. Rich but not overly sweet. Nice tang. Good body. Nice stuff.
phranq (22) - - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy apple cider. Can really taste the maple notes. Pours cloudy blonde. Tastes wonderful refreshing on a hot day.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours to a murky ripe pear and mustard colored body with no head. The murkiness looks like unfiltered apple cider but kind of unappealing in this format. The aroma is very interesting. Sweet apple cider with some white wine notes. Like a Viognier. The flavor is dry and winey. Also like a white wine. Viognier and sweet simple syrup. But, in a good way. Semi-dry wine essentially.
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Code looks like it reads 14012, but I don’t think it’s 1.5 years old, who knows though.
Appearance: Hazy as heck lemonade colored body with no head at all a second after the pour.
Aroma: Very slightly tart apples along with a slight sweetness. Very refreshing smelling with a hint of syrup sweetness.
Taste: Hints of everything to make one cohesive drink. I get crisp semi-sweet apples, hints of maple syrup and a touch of banana on the finish. Very nicely balanced and refreshing.
Palate: Crisp and refreshing.
Overall: This is a nicely crafted hybrid cider with good qualities from all ingredients used. I could definitely throw back a few of these if it were in a six pack. Please do so Crispin.
hotstuff (4275) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 6-27-2010 (Bottle) This cider has lively, fast rising carbonation in its appearance. The aroma is yeasty, sweet and apples. The taste is sweet, yeasty and tart apples. The palate is tingly and this cider is medium bodied. This is a very quaffable cider, not overly apple tasting, worth trying and a cider I would drink again. It is very refreshing tasting on a hot summer day.
seymour (1478) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Part of a side-by-side cider tasting, thanks David! This was the best of the night, and possibly the best cider I’ve ever had. Poured from big brown bottle into a snifter glass. It poured a slightly hazy golden colour. Predictable aromas and flavours of fermented apple juice, plus the complex Trappist ale esters and phenols: black pepper, clove, nutmeg, coriander, tart cherry. Still some sweetness, not too dry. Light body, spritzy carbonation but no metallic bite. Delicious, highly recommended.
sistinas (102) - Mountain View, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a touch of fizz. Aroma of a freshly cut apple with a little bit of sourness, possibly from the yeast. Subtly sweet and drinks easily (especially for the amount of alcohol), with light carbonation, a clean mouthfeel, and a fairly dry finish. Would drink again.