bhensonb (11908) - 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.
reliantkcar (102) - USA - MAY 3, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
banana, bubblegum, ginger, butterscotch, pale, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation,
obguthr (4313) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild swiss cheese funk and ripe apple aroma, not strong. Clear light golden, effervescent. Somewhat dry flavor of apples. Probably a good choice for making various cider cocktails.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dry as she says. Pale in color, mild aromatics, medium body, superb carbonation, good acidity to fruit ratio. The finish is almost nonexistent. Not bad.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím not going to go too in depth considering this is a cider, with the exception of saying that there are too many damn haters out there! Itís definately not my first beverage choice but I recognize when one is well done. This is hands down one of the best cider producers in the market. Each of the entry levels are good in their own right. My oversimplified breakdown of these are light = apple flesh, hard = apple skin, brut = apple core with some floral notes. They are all well balanced and "dry", with the brut being the driest. The ice thing kinda scared me, but everyone needs a gimmick right? Cubed, not crushed, unless thatís your kinda thing.
blutt59 (6094) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle, golden color with no foam, aroma is dry apple skin, flavors of red apple skin, very astringent and dry finish
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Rep. Pours a light clear straw yellow with fast fading fizzy white head. Aroma of light apple. Flavor of light apple. Mouth feel is light body with high carbonation. Overall, itís a simple easy drinking cider.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Clear yellow pour with no head. Aroma is apple. Flavor is apple, dry, not too cloying.
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours with a very pale golden body. Fading foam. Dry, very dry, aroma. Minerals, apple core. Taste dry, delicate apple flavor. Not a ton of character, but not overdone with sugar. Forgettable, but not bad or repulsive at all. The best of the 12 oz Crispins. Light bubbles. Medium to dry finish.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale straw with just a few white, mostly force pour, bubbles. Scents of apples and floral perfume. Lightly tart and sweet. Bit of apple skin bitterness. Fairly dry in the finish. Not as clean and dry as I would expect.