cheap (4618) - 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.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow pour with minimal head. Aroma of apple juice and light alcohol. Flavor is sweet and one dimensional.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured clear yellow with no head. aroma was fruity, lemon, and lime. flavor was much the same. body was light with medium carbonation.
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from a 12 oz. bottle at Wine and Cheese Place. Tried it right after the Original. Pours a clear pale yellow with plenty of visible carbonation and a small white head. Notes of fresh apples and champagne. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a dry, champagne-like mouthfeel. Dry all the way through, crisp and refreshing. I still prefer the Original by a nose, though.
patrick767 (3728) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours clear gold with a minimal head and a fresh green apple aroma. It has a rich apple flavor and compared to the "light" that I had before it is much more substantial. I don’t know that I’d call it "extra dry" like the bottle says. I still find it rather sweet, but granted it’s not as sweet as their other offerings. There is a little dryness in the finish. Good cider.
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear golden color with merely a faint suggestion of a head. Sweet, gummy apple aroma with a faint bit of tartness in the finish. The taste is tart apples with a faint champagne note in the finish before it goes sweet again. Certainly drier than their other ciders, but nowhere worthy of the moniker brut. Decent, though, for what it is.
Tmoney99 (12041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at Keg FOA. Poured pale color with a minimal head that diminished slowly with little lacing. Medium apple aroma. Medium body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium tart apple flavor with a medium tart finish of short to moderate duration. Drinkable refreshing beverage.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle at the house 5/31/10
clear pale yellow with a small quickly disappearing white head.
it smells like fake candy apples and mustiness. the flavor is full of seemingly artificial apple mixed with musty apples…. not really sweet though. crisp carbonation makes the mouth feel prickly. meh…. 5/3/5/3/10/2.6
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a transparent pale yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of apple and light band-aid. Flavor of apple and some earthiness with a dry finish.
thirdeye11 (5816) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) very pale yellow with light bubbles and very little lacing. Nose of alcohol, old apple, very sugary. Taste is sweet left-out-to-rot overnight apples, flintstones vitamins, sugary. Well carbonated finish that’s slightly dry.