bpreo (2111) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I guess it’s alright. I have to be in a special mood to really enjoy a hard cider. I guess tonight I am in one of those moods, because I feel like my rating is overly generous.
r464 (2091) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light gold in color. A bit watery, not especially crisp or tart. Fairly mild, medium apple flavor. Not bad, but not a standout.
Alphadelic (1965) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little acidity mixed in with some woody character on the nose. It’s a good balance between dry and sweet for me, with a nice tart Apple too. I Donmt mind it much at all.
mjg74 (2891) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned from Plaid Pantry. Light golden in color. Mild apple nose. Not really sweet, but just plain apple. Flavor is mild and not very sweet. A bit watery tasting. Kind of a boring cider.
czar (6010) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours clear light yellow, sauternes-like golden straw, tiny bubbles. fragrant pears, sugary apples, golden delicious and other pear-flavored apples, apple-flavored candies, honeydew melons, honey, plain sugars, no tartness, clean yeast. light-low carbonation, light body, sweetish pear finish. subpar sweetneed "hard apple cider". nah - far from crisp.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, gold pour, white head, nose and taste are apples, okay cider i guess here
alexsdad06 (7230) - Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample from notes. Pours a clear light golden color with no bubbles at all. The aroma and flavor have sweet apples, just a hint of cider tang, dry boring, no reason to drink this.
johnnymusky (631) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
too sweet for me...a tad sour on the finish. .drinkable ...yes... enjoyable...maybe....
islay (1620) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
16 oz. can, consumed on 2-8-15. Not poured over ice (I believe on the rocks is the way Crispin recommends consumption). Sweet, floral aroma features scents of apple, honey, rose, and a touch of booze. It’s excessively sweet/fruity/floral for my tastes but pleasant enough. A touch of urine in the smell drops the score a bit, unfortunately. Pours a clear, pale gold with mild effervescence and very short-lasting, nearly white head. I struggle with how to rate the appearance of meads/ciders/perries/sakes, but this appearance falls short of that of a typical beer. The flavor is a touch tart and dry but mostly sweet. Apple juice and spoiled apple flavors. Light body. Very lightly carbonated. Easy to drink but insubstantial. This definitely is not as good as a typical craft beer. Off-putting in parts but mostly just not that appealing. Boring.
radagast83 (5954) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured a completely translucent pale golden yellow color with a very small haze to it. Not much of a head, some fizzy notes. Plenty of carbonation though. Aroma was sweet light cider. Watery apples. Pretty sweet, though not offensive surprisingly, I pegged it as something I wouldn’t like, but honestly would rather drink this than most of the macro stuff at a lot of non-craft parties I go to.
promptedhero (7) - - OCT 14, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A sweet apple flavor with a flash of tartness. A clean appearance. A straightforward hard apple cider. Accompany with a rocking chair and a gentle breeze.