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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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European-style extra-dry over ice. The champagne of ciders; combining subtlety and sophistication; the epitome of unforced elegance. A crisp fresh apple bouquet with a brisk, refined finish that lingers on the palate.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2011
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. 6,4,7,3,14

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1194) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2011
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2011
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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thegreenrooster (3299) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Pour is a pee yellow with a short fizzy head. Aroma is apples and white wine. Flavor is sugar some and granny smith apples. Finish is watery and dry. An ok cider and nothing artifical stands out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Loose bottle, $1.80 @ Binny’s. Nice fizz when pouring, good apple juice smell. Very clear, no sediment in the clear bottle. Nice apple taste. Not much of a cider, I guess, but I can’t find much to complain about. Certainly not dry enough to be called "brut."

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle from Whole Foods - Short Pump on 10/31/2010. Very clear very pale straw body with a small fizzy white head that quickly diminishes. Very light apple aroma with some vanilla notes. Sweet apple flavor with some vanilla notes. Light body with moderately high carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear straw golden with tiny rising bubbles. The aroma picked up a blend of sweet and tart apples accented by a little oak and a faint hint of pineapple.. tangy and intriguing. The flavor found a little more of the sweet apples than tart ones (but both were there).. dry on the edges with green apple skins and related spices. Light-bodied with prickly effervescence on the palate.. nice, dry feel and flow.. I enjoyed it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnMan (102) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2011
This dry cider is okay. Some apple and fruity aromas, light and crisp tasting. Not terribly complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
scissor me timbers! .. . fresh cut yellow apple .. quite a dry cider! .. . apple and white grapes .. . a nice fizzy cider .. . easy to put down like small annoying dogs.. . you have to be careful with scissors..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cheap (4202) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
One thing that makes me awe at apple cider is its super pure filtered appearance. Clear and clean, real clean looking; well at least in this big thick glass mug. Perhaps even cleaner looking than pure filtered or distilled icy water. Makes me admire it while I drink it. Smell is very pleasant apple bordering on weird imitation background, but in a good way. The smell is at times instantly repulsive then turns your head for a second whiff, weird reaction. First taste is somewhat plastic. Smoooth and intriguing. A little watery perhaps, but most all cider i’ve tasted is usually thin. Decent carbonation almost comes across like weak soda water. Careful, now, this stuff is more than 5%. Interesting sweet taste. Never is overwhelming. Has a dry wine or alky finish. Sometimes almost gets near soapy. Overall good experience, just I suspected it would be.


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