unclemattie (4262) - 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 (1194) - 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 (4257) - 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.
thegreenrooster (3299) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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."
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JohnMan (102) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This dry cider is okay. Some apple and fruity aromas, light and crisp tasting. Not terribly complex.
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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..
cheap (4202) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.