jredmond (6156) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Clockwork’s 4K/5K/10K gathering. Pours a clear golden body with no lacing or head. Aroma is apple juice and spritzer soda. Mouthfeel is verging on a dry white wine but backed with vague apple notes of spice flavors. I personally wasn’t a huge fan of this cider.
blipp (6892) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a thin head. Rustic tart apples, relatively dry, some hint of white grape, and a lightly sweet finish. Good stuff.
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at 5K/10K/4K tasting. Pours clear gold with white head. Nose and taste of apple, musk and lightly tart apple. Dryish finish. Medium body.
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head that deflates almost immediately. Soft musk and a bit of apple, dries out a touch on the nose. Medium bodied, dry with a touch of musk, tart apple. Tasty.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Union Square Green Market. A new seasonal blend of early crops to take the place of some styles with low availability during the end of the year. The labels were bleeding like crazy, & I couldn’t get an official description up. Sorry.
Poured into a stiff plastic cup. Ever so slightly hazed, active, pale cream soda color.
Smell is bittersweet perry, wood, & batteries.
Tastes of bittersweet peel, lime zest, & green apple-like flesh. Touch of wood. Not completely dry, but close enough. Super easy.
Not quite thin. Bit of leftover yeast. Moderately carbed. Nicely tart. Low acid. Surprisingly subtle alcohol.
Difficult to drop $15 on something so easy to drink.