Slipstream (1870) - USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet aroma of flowers and apple blossoms. Gold pour. A nicely balanced cider that leans a little toward sweetness. To me it tasted strongly of McIntosh apples. Clear, fresh, and lightly tart on the palate. There is also a touch of apple skin bitterness that is not unpleasant. Very nice - one of the better ciders.
fiulijn (13050) - MalmŲ, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Barcade, New York
Blond color. Itís lightly nutty (hazelnuts), aroma and flavor, lightly sour and fruity, even some light acetone in the end. Pleasant and well built.
AskForJenny (1006) - Ontario, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz - Pours nearly clear, small bubbles. Tomato and bisulfite on nose. Sour apple palate, off dry in a good way. Nice NYS product.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice cider that I was very surprised to like. I can see myself drinking this on thanksgiving with family. The apples in this one taste incredibly fresh and not imitation/flavoring. Instead it tastes like a carbonated apple cider youíd get at a farm. Very nice stuff.
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale pale yellow with some bubbles, almost looks like ginger ale, i guess thats what you should expect... Aroma is mildly vinous, a bit tart, and full of apple cider... Tart flavor, not sugary, which helps, very flavorful... Nice cider, one of the better iíve had...
fsbw21086 (309) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
spritzy apple juice. Smells and tastes like apples. Not really my thing.. had this on draft at the warwick winery because there was beer anywhere in sight :(
beernbourbon (1214) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to kramer. Pour is very pale yellow with no head and mild carbonation. Aroma is cider vinegar, apple, lactic acid, and light white wine. Flavor is sweeter than expected with a nice red apple flavor up front. Much less acidic than I thought it would be. Nice amount of carbonation and a lightly sweet finish.
MicroGrog (302) - FT: Stale Polotmavż in Queens, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured into that same Sly Fox tumbler.
I have bad memories of volunteering at the booth next to this one at Brewtopia. Too much sweet cider hurts almost as bad as soloing a box of wine alone on your birthday.
Anyway, color is a clear, pissy pale golden wheat. Quickly settling off-white fizz.
Smell is yeasty, a little perfumey(like fabric softener sheets), & tannic, with macerated apple slush & skins.
Strong carbonation. Tastes of diluted cider & hydrogen peroxide. Apple cores & grass. Some caramelization. Softer red apple as it settles in. Alcohol is noticeable & nasty. Subtilely tart, barely woody. Thereís some chalky yeast left in there. Plastic on the finish. Sulfites are very obvious. Better on draft.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle from... Kroger. Oh my! Pours a clear very pale amber color with a very thin head, no head retention or lacing. Not much to look at. Weak aroma of sweet apples with a nice tart finish. Taste is fairly straightforward apple with a bit of spice in the finish. Sweet throughout. Lively carbonation... medium bodied.
TheBeerGod (4913) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Kinz at the 8th Richmond Gathering. Blond bodied. Bubbly white head. Apple aroma (apple pulp and skins). Some apple juice in the nose as well plus sugary , candy-like apple. Taste is apple, apple skins, and sugary notes. Hints apple pie later on. Body is light and vigorously carbonated. Rather dry as well. Ends with more apple skins, green apple and candy/sugary notes.