Tmoney99 (8777) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Box sample. Poured clear pale color with a minimal head that diminished slowly with little lacing. Medium floral apple aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium tart apple flavor with a medium tart finish of short to moderate duration. Soft drinkable beverage.
b3shine (2230) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Box to taster at Dutchís. Looks like apple juice; a still, transparent gold. Smells like apple juice too. Tastes like it smells, but fermented. Average on the palate. I like my ciders carbonated.
DrSilverworm (2703) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from a box. Clear golden color. No head or lace. No carbonation. Medium body. Moderate sweet taste, very light tart. Flavor is exactly like apple juice, albeit decent apple juice. On the plus side, I canít tell at all that this apple juice is alcoholic, there isnít any hint of it, unless Iím gulping down multiple sips at a time (which I could never do with the typical carbonated cider). No acidic taste or body that I sometimes get from ciders, either... So you could say this might pass as refreshing, even to a non-cider-head. Interesting, and in a couple ways, impressive.
CanIHave4Beers (2495) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
3 liter box oí cider...
Pours like a glass of apple juice, golden, perfectly clear, perfectly still.
The aroma is very pleasant, not overly sweet, not especially apple-y... The cider has a bouquet wonderfully reminiscent of some of the more crisp and refreshing old world white wines (i.e. Pinot Gris, Vinho Verde, etc) with a nice fruitiness, strawberry, apple skin, white grape with very subtle earthy notes of sawdust wildflowers.
The flavor is maybe less complex than the aroma, it is described above as off-dry... I can see where they are coming from... itís considerably drier than may Crispin products, but itís fairly sweet up front. The finish is dry and has a nice lingering but mild bitter fruit rind character that is very pleasant. Floral and light spicy flavors are nice, the apple is again a central player but is about as prominent as the crisp white wine character.
The palate is where this one looses me, now I know very well that this is supposed to be flat, but the trouble is that itís terribly thin in body, which I assume most un-carbonated Cider would be... which is why itís more lovely with the bubbles in it. But itís very easy to drink on the other hand...
unclemattie (3706) - Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3L box, (like a wine...) at first I thought this was a 4pk, clerk even said it was. $14.99@HopCity. Clear yellow, zero fizz. Aroma of sweet applesauce. Tastes of juice. Finishes with essence of Chard Wine. Worth the money. (3593)
topherh (1857) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow pour, aroma of light apple and spice. Flavor is lightly sweet apple. Dry and a little tart.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apple and the impression of cinnamon. Clear. yellow. Apple flavor, semi-sweet. No carbonation.Quaffable and good, simple.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 liter box from State Line. Pours a crystal clear golden color. Intensely spicy aroma with notes of cinnamon, apples and mild leather. The taste is spicy, floral, pears and apples. Faint vanilla and darker apples, along with hot cinnamon candy. Spicy finish. Very interesting cider and much more intense than the name implies.
degbert (803) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of a box at TPSA. Boxed cider -- I suppose thatís a logical development. Very mild nose, but still fragrant -- more floral than malic. Very faintly gold. Dry on the palate, then opening up into a little more sweeetness; description says ístillí, but thereís still a little tingle on the tongue. Yeasty, clean finish. Really quiet good.