durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop. Pours a hair darker than expected. Clear from the top, but hazier at the bottle of the bottle. Nose of apple skins, meat, and even some seeds. A bit earthy, with some light funk and band-aid notes. A bit of honey sweetness added to the taste. Lively palate with a dry finish. Yum.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods on P Street NW in Washington, DC. Served in a wine glass. Pours a pale golden straw color. Nose is musty and slightly earth with backing apple. Bit of bruised apple character. Flavor not as musty. Dry with mild hay. Quite crisp.
Travlr (16416) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep, clear golden color, huge white coca cola head that settles to steady bubbles. Aroma of dry and musty apples. Taste is bittersweet fruit amd citrus with a dry finish. Tasty.
Prufrockstar (1528) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, 2011 vintage. My first cider rating. Pale light golden color, white head that blooms then dissipates instantly. Crisp, delicate flavor. Apple cider, light and floral. Dry compared to most ciders I've had in the past. Soft carbonation. Light body, seems to dance in my mouth. Very nice.
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DrSilverworm (8687) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from a 2007 corked and caged bottle. Tastes basically like fermenty apple juice. Not bad, though, better than the typical macro ciders for sure. Sort of a heartier flavor, especially for the lighter ABV. Clear lighter yellow color, minimal white head. More sweet than tart flavor. Baked apple. Crisp, lighter carbonation, dry texture. Overall, I was impressed, as far as ciders go. Especially considering that this is a 5 year old bottle.
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Great beverage for the serious cider drinker. Tart yet refreshing with a solid biscuit yeast backbone. Pair with some pancakes on a Sunday morning.
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after4ever (6731) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and baled. Pours a hazy medium amber with bright toffee edges. Surging white head. Torrential nucleation columns that make the surface roll with bubbles the whole time. Big funky barnyard nose. Sparkly light body with green apples and red apples showing and some light mineral quality along with a hint of funk. Great unusual cider.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well this was one helluva cider. Tar served this blind out of a brown paper bag. At first I thought it was the best faro I had ever tasted. Others tried to figure out what type of lambic/sour they were drinking that had such a wonderful funky/sweet/fruit flavor and aroma. I too was blown away by the delicate nature of this beverage. The apples and yeasty qualities are tremendous. Wow what a cider!
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 2010 bottle shared by Tar at Wood Shop. Golden orange with a very nice, very funky nose with ripe apples and dust. Bretty, yeasty with funk and dust on top of sweet tasting apples, like a granny smith. Best cider I’ve had to date. Wonderful.
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, 2010 vintage. Poured cloudy medium golden with a quickly-fizzling white head. The aroma picked up tangy Calvados and oak, with a little age evident.. dank, earthy undertones. The flavor found tangy apple skins and prickly carbonation throughout.. meatier apple and oak on the middle.. grainy, tart finish. Medium-bodied and very fizzy on the palate.. OK feel and flow.. solid, but not spectacular.