RateBeer
overall
73
94
style

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Farnum Hill Extra Dry Still Pale gold, radically dry, aromatic, fruity, earthy, even hormonal, with a palate-cleansing balance of astringency and acid. Intriguing with exotic foods, a wakeup for the taste buds. Alcohol 7.5% by volume, full cork closure, 750 ml. bottle.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3923) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Apple aroma, with an oh-so subtle hint of chocolate and funk that is barely perceptible. Crystal clear yellow, no carbonation. Dry and slightly blitter, slightly tart. Apple initially with apple core at midpalate. Oak and twigs throughout. Not dissimilar to a Chardonnay in its earthiness. Some pleasant astringency with a still mouthfeel make it velvety smooth on the palate. I at times feel like I just donít like dry cider, but I attribute that to the fact that there are so many bad ones on the market. This, I like.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7588) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
750ml bottle. A pretty damn dry cidre that has a tannic bite, presumably from lack of carbonation, woucl like to try the carbonated version.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle from St. James Beverage. Pours a clear light yellow with no head. Aroma of sweet candied apple (almost as sweet as an ice cider). Light tartness but mostly sweet in the nose. Flavor is quite dry as the title would suggest with tart, sweet apple, some barnyard funkiness and oakiness. Overall this is tart, dry, and pleasant. 8/4/7/4/14 (3.7/5)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
Iíve had this in the cellar since about 2006. Lovely golden yellow. Interesting catty aroma, but without going all acidic and farmhouse-lambic. Iíve tasted a few dry white wines that had these aromas. Light body and dry, crisp finish with just a bit of alcohol that lingers on the tongue. Light acidity gives it some interesting depth and complexity. Great stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours a pale golden hue. Aroma of fresh apples. Flavor is bittersweet. Earthy, yes, with nice apple notes abounding. The finish is crisp with just a bit of tartness. The apple flavor is highly detectable in the aftertaste. The stillness and almost undetectable alcohol make this cider seem almost juice-like. Quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 7, 2010
750mL Bottle from 2008 poured at CiderDays 2010. Tannic, tart, and a touch biting. Aromatic, fruit-forward. Crisp and together. I think I appreciated this more when it had carbonation. Itís still very succinct, just less elegant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 12, 2006
750 ml bottle from the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT, consumed around cellar temperature in a wine glass. Still, almost clear gold with quite faint bubbles and light yeast clouds in suspension....soft, slightly buttery, dry musty apple aroma, like last yearís fall apples well-kept and just starting to decay, tart acidity showing up with a second nosing....quite dry throughout though not bone-dry at all, light golden apple-white wine qualities, tart-to-sour at the finish and some barnyard funkiness subdued....elegant, subtle mouthfeel, a bit acidic and spicy in the aftertaste. Very nice and complex enough that Iíll likely try it again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of candy-like green apple...not sure what else Iím supposed to say with these ciders. Flavor was at first intensely acidic, but calmed down for me to an enjoyable and refreshing mix of tart and sweet notes. I guess it was good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a spare bubbly rim. Aroma of apple, butter, and earthiness. Flavor of sweet, somewhat tart apple and Band-Aid with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, clear yellow and gold color with sweet apple aroma, flavor is of bitter sour apples, with a light finish


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50