ClarkVV (4645) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Charlie’s 11/21/15.
This stuff enjoys a good popularity here in Boston, not quite cult-like, but getting there. Hadn’t tried the stuff, as it usually takes some special reason to try "yet another regular old cider..." but I took a chance with the winter blend and this stuff is super cloudy, which was also intriguing, so I figured what the hell.
Cloudy, murky, completely unfiltered golden apple-colored body has no head, as one would expect.
Mushy apples, sugary and rich, in the nose, but with a natural enough quality to it. Light phenolics divulge pepper and very light allspice notes.
Sweet, in the flavor, but not syrupy or punishingly so. Quite a good richness, but with almost enough acidity to balance on the end. Some apple skin-like dryness, a bit of pepper and an ample, but not overdone carbonation that many ciders succumb to having (heavy fizziness). Thick, chewy, slick texture is unusual, but not off-putting and does help soak up some of the sweetness. I liked it, though I certainly get the comments that call it too sweet. I think it would be really, really good if they cut out some of those macs and delcious varieties. With all those, it’s a wonder the stuff is a complete cloying syrup bomb. So I give them credit for that. Definitely some sulfur qualities as well (with it listed on the label, no less). Hopefully they eventually graduate to making ciders without any chemicals.
Minderbinder (2793) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pro Pig.
Pours very hazy/muddy orange with very low to no lacing. Aroma is of apples, pears. Taste is of sugar, pears, apples. Sweet, traditionnal™ non-tart brown apple juice. Palate: Medium body. Soft carbonation. Slightly sticky. Overall: Quite original yep. Sweet, so half a glass was plenty. Not overly easily drinkable or refreshing, but quite tasty.
Chalumeaux (607) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from can murky orange gold with no head. Aromas of sweet apples. Taste is apples sugar honey. Interesting.
Jow (2909) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at stags head as realized I had no cash so had to get a flight to get minimum card balance. Light yellow pour. Nose is sweet pressed apples. Tastes of apple juice, pear, white grapes. Semi sweet. Watery and not bitter or dry enough for my taste.
AirForceHops (5029) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft @ BCTC, Ommegang Brewery. August, 8, 2015. Crystal clear gold. Aroma is pressed apples, watered down pineapple, sugar.
Lots of sweetness but not overly so. Off putting sulfur in the finish. I like the cranberry from this cidery much more. Drinkable except for the sulfur.
DrSilverworm (9103) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5oz on tap at Cask Republic. Completely cloudy sunflower yellow color. No head. Awesome yellow apple flavor. Smooth, kind of crisp light carbonation. More dry finish. Medium-plus body, some more fullness to the texture. Solid. I liked it.
bigbish (640) - California, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really good, not overly sweet cider. Pours a very hazy tan color, not much carbonation. Very clean flavor with a good mouth feel.
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(can - 12 oz) Cloudy gold with no head. Dry apple aroma with some very mild tartness. Flavor is more earthy and natural than candy sweet. A bit of tartness.
psychmusic (1) - - APR 7, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Delicious- tastes like carbonated fresh apple cider. Maybe not as complex or tart as some like, but an eminently quaffable drink that tastes like a syrupy sweet fall in new england.
blipp (7361) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours gold with a thin fizzy head. Really a pretty typical cider offering, mild apple sweetness, relatively fizzy mouthfeel, and a quick and moderately sweet finish. Drinkable for sure.