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Downeast Cider Original Blend



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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
The Original Blend is made from freshly pressed Maine apples (thank you Ricker Hill Orchards, www.rickerhill.com) because we believe in making the best product we possibly can. We also like to support local agriculture. We use Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious, McIntosh, Cortland, and Gala apples in our cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2691) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chalumeaux (504) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Poured from can murky orange gold with no head. Aromas of sweet apples. Taste is apples sugar honey. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jow (2840) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (4802) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8860) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbish (615) - California, USA - APR 19, 2015
A really good, not overly sweet cider. Pours a very hazy tan color, not much carbonation. Very clean flavor with a good mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3904) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
(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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
psychmusic (1) - - APR 7, 2015 does not count
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7182) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (3725) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
8 oz pour on draft at Row 34. Murky yellow. Aromas of sweet apples, light citrus and honey. Tastes of apples, stone fruit, sugar, honey. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Low carbonation. On the sweet side. Solid easy drinking cider.

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