Beerman6686 (3563) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a semi couldy light straw yellow with a tiny white head. Aroma was apple juice, and dry champagne and yeast. Flavor was much the same, fairly dry for a widely distributed cider, but not much complexity or unique flavors.
SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
translucent straw with no head and light effervescence; clingy medium body with medium-high carbonation.
aroma: bright tart fresh apples with a hint of acetic sourness.
taste: fresh apples and champagne up front, with musty apples and a bit of yeast character in the center, and a semisweet finish.
SSSteve (3560) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pale gold with no head. sweet overripe red apples in nose. flavors of sweet red apple juice. smooth and light on the palate. really nice cider all around.
CanIHave4Beers (2777) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very pale yellow color, fairly flat without much head or effervescence, which is of course quite forgivable for a cider... but with a name like Brut I guess I wanted more bubbles. The aroma has nice hints of pear and tart green apples with some light notes of non-varietal-specific white wine. The flavor is overall pretty dry with some hints of sweetness up front. Plenty of fruit flavor of pear and tart apple throughout and a lightly spicy note to compliment.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 Clear pale yellow; some bubbles but mostly still. Smells like apple champagne. Taste is somewhat sweet, with just a lightly tart champagne complexity. Not as sweet or fruity as Crispin Original, and finishes a little drier. Palate is light and crisp. Fairly high carbonation. The "Brut" touch is nice overall, but really not that different from Crispin Original.
Mora2000 (5164) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light, clear yellow with a lot of fine bubbles. The aroma is white wine and some dry apples. The flavor is more of the same. There is a lot of very dry apples notes with a little bit of sugar mixed in. A nice cider.
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a little white head. Aroma is light apples and sugar. Flavor is sweet apple, light tart notes, and a dry finish.
unclemattie (3917) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Side by side tasting with Original.
Clear,12oz twist-off bottle. Clear golden yellow color. A touch of fizz.
Aroma of pure crisp apples, gently juiced. This is the Brut, as opposed to their regular variety. This has more of a vinous, wine-like character. Nice fresh apple juice flavor minus the sweetness. Leaves the lightest touch of tartness of fresh fruit. Very refreshing. I’d rather sample thier cider as a blend of the Original and the Brut.
degbert (908) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, extremely-pale gold with no head but prominent carbonation. Nose is candied apple, almost overly so; there’s a faint hint of Jolly Rancher or Apple Pucker. It drinks dry, but not as dry as, say, a Basque or Normandy cider; there’s still a little sugar there, balanced well with the malic acidity. The label says both ’brut’ and ’extra-dry’ -- if this was champagne, it would be extra dry, NOT brut. Good, though.
nick76 (4128) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is very sweet and not dry at all with nothing but apples and almost no alcohol. The appearance is clear yellow with a small amount of carbonation but it looks almost still. The taste is a bit off dry but still mostly just apples. The palate is way more carbonated than the appearance and watery thin. Overall a nice cider.