gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Merritt Island Throwdown í08: Bottle, courtesy TheCheeseMan. Pours an orange color, with no head or lacing. Aroma is essentially just apple cider vinegar. Tart and not too pleasant. Flavor, however, is very sweet and great to drink. Apple is big and thick, while grapefruit balances it out a bit. Tart to the touch, but finishes rich and sweet.
wondrtim (19) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was really hopeing/expecting from a $23 375 ml bottle 2006. No head. Dirty brown color. Smell of good fresh apples with a touch of alchohol. Not that easy to drink. I like sweet beverages, but this is a little to sweet. Iíll probably never that much on a bottle again.All in all though, iím glad i tried it!
eaglefan538 (2886) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 vintage. Rich orangey to brownish color, no head, no lacing (duh!). The aroma was full apples, cidery, with a little bit of a spicey wood type touch to it. The flavor followed the aroma, along with some caramel-like notes. The downfall of the flavor was too much sweetness, which didnít get mellowed by this ciderís other qualities. Alcohol didnít play a strong role in the flavor. A nice little treat, but certainly not worth the dollars, nor does it come close to the Face Cachee ice cider that boboski so generously shared with me back in March.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy Murky Light Brown with No Head. Intensely Fresh Apples and Brown Sugar on the Nose. Almost Silky Mouthfeel. Balanced Sweetness...Wonderful Apple Cider..Fresh, Pure, Solid Apple Flavor..Subtle Brown Sugar..Light Dry Ending. Wonderful
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2007 Thanks to joebrew for sharing. Excellent apple nose with a distinctly iced characteristic to it. Cloudy cider brown body with no head. Slightly sweet with the alcohol properly hidden, leaving only an excellent cider taste.
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A tall 375 ml bottle recommended by joebrew after his tour in the Middle East. Pours a deep amber color with no head nor any lacing. Wow! Awesome apple cider sweet to the nose with brown sugar, caramel, and cinnamon. Taste is very sweet apple crisp, cinnamon and more sweet apples. Outstanding!
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
08-May-07 375ml bottle, 2005 Rusty amber color, still. Aroma is bold and apple filled, suggesting tartness, background caramel. Flavor follows suit, but even sweeter than expected. This is far from the refined drink of the North American ice cidres Iíve tried; perhaps obviously reduced by freezing. Tartness emerges with temp and on finish. Fair enough, but once was fine.
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375mL bottle, Vintage 2005. Clear light copper amber with some legs appearing after a good rousing. Smells very much like apple juice, spiced apples, and some light dry white wine-like characteristics--though overall very sweet. Flavor was very much the same--lots of sweetness that tricks you into thinking this is fuller bodied than it is, as this is very light bodied. Didnít really notice much white wine in the flavor. Kinda like drinking concentrated apple juice (light spice and a tinge of ETOH) without the heaviness. The Neige cider was $20 too, and it was much better. No reason why this should cost that much for as good as it was--which was pretty good, just not $20 good.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out a cloudy dark brown color. Aroma was that of apples. Flavor was very sweet. Like spiked apple juice. Not to bad, but something i wouldnt care to have again.
ross (2080) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled at the Carolina tasting, thanks Todd. Pours out a dark brown color without much of a head. Smell is full of apples and thats really about it. Taste is sweet and like drinking a bottle of apple juice. Interesting, but not really my thing. Thanks for the sample.