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 (6509) - 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 (3571) - 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 (8550) - 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 (10660) - 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 (11942) - 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 (5544) - 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.
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale yellow, not much head(must be married)...Aroma is dry and apples. A bit of honey. Flavor is bubbly and tart apples. dry and artificial. Not the best by any stretch.
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at West Coast Brew Fest 2010. Pours pale gold with a frothy bubble head. A fresh apple cider aroma. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is fresh apple with skin bitter quickly following. Finishe slightly less bitter than it began. Definitely balanced sweet and bitter. Nice.