maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Once Upon A Vine - South on 03/14/2009. Vintage 2007. My final style left on ratebeer. Very clear caramel body with no head and some light legs. Huge apple aroma, very much like apple juice with some faint caramel and vanilla. Big apple flavor with some Very sweet vanilla and faint caramel flavor. Full body with no carbonation and a very smooth silky finish.
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 bottle from Maniac. Great apple aroma with a smooth sweet candied apple flavor.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow/gold. Smells of fresh apple pie and spicy. Tastes sweet and dry with some underlying funkiness and a touch of honey on the finish.
yespr (38536) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with no head. Caramel and apple and light sulhporish aroma. Sweet apple distinct flavoured with a solid caramelish base note. Citric and apple fruity flavoured with a distinct citric and applefruity touch lasyting into the finish. Ends mild bitter. Stunning!!
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 Big thanks to maniac for sharing this last needed style. Huge thick aroma, with a nice apple basis. Ruby body with minimal head if any. Thick body with a hint of honey and apple. Almost like a nice apple pie drink. Sweet ending with a hint of cinnamon.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 bottle shared by maniac. Thanks! Pours a dark yellowish copper color. Very dark, heavy apple aroma. Earthy, herbal quality. Tart apple aroma with dark caramel notes. Thick bodied.
TheBeerGod (5862) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 2007 Vintage. ABV is listed on the label as 6.9%. Rusty amber pour. Very dark colored. No head at all. Not a single bubble. Aroma is strong apple and very sweet. There is almost a liqueur type aroma with this. Nothing much else in the nose except for apple. Taste is very concentrated apple, sweet apple juice, light spices, soft alcohol and some tartness. Body is almost syrupy with no carbonation and sugary stickiness throughout. Ends with more sugary apples, some green apple tartness, apple juice, light spice and soft alcohol. My first ice cider was a tasty one but I do not think it was worth the $25 I spent on it.
That1Guy (2181) - Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 bottle. Crushed with Jakebra. First cider. Nothing to compare it to, so shooting from the hip. Very sweet, maybe too sweet, brown sugar and lots of caramel. Guess since this is rated so low among ciders, I got a lot to learn.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 Bottle. Pours with a pumpkin orange body that leaves strong alcohol legs on the glass. Aroma of baked apples, cinnamon, soil, a bit of pepper and a spicey red wine grape. Taste is very sweet with a bit of apple tartness as the taste progresses. There is some light pepper, cumin and a condensed barnyard character similar to the Bouche Brut, only more intensified in quality, but further back in the palate. Syrupy mouthfeel, but much less full than any of the La Face ciders.
Palidor19 (3127) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A real deep looking cider with a real thick presence the taste of cork is very overwheling. strong but a little tart with a harsh aftertaste