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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Pale gold, light, bubbly, with a stroke of sweetness along with the tart, bitter, and fruity elements that good hard cider offers. A clean, light "quaffing" cider, but don't put it away it too fast! Alcohol content 6.5% by volume. Available in 750 ml bottle with crown cap or 5-gallon keg. Our Farmhouse recalls the refreshing, low-alcohol "ciderkins" or "small ciders" of centuries past. Cooling in summer, warming in winter, and companionable with most foods.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MicroGrog (302) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2013

Bottle from NBD. Lots of older Dooryards here if you look in the back of the shelves.

Fluted tulip. Classy clear, golden lager body. Not much fizz, but constant activity down below.
Cooked, steely apples. Something like oversteeped green tea. White table wine. Touch of oxidation. White pepper? Rice? Just an odd choice in words by me I guess. Just one of those days.
Wood is the first thing I taste. Touch of bitter rind. Has this rose water & ginger thing going. Iced down Schweppes sweetness. They say they use stainless, but this is quite leafy/woody.
Off-dry, with a slightly numbing quality. Barely carbonated. Thin & perhaps a bit starchy.

Probably the sweetest thing they’ve ever made, & barely at that. Not $13 easy, but easy. :)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msnelling09 (126) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2013
The cider pours a clean golden yellow, like dehydrated piss, and sits with a slowly fizzling away scrim of medium sized bubbles. It sits clear in body except for a slight chill haze. On the nose, the cider smells prickly sweet apple flesh with a touch of tannic skin and dry farmhouse must. A slight bit of vinegar also seeps into the nose and plays around the farmhouse smell. On the tongue, the cider tastes dry and tartly acidic with just a touch of apple juice sugar before the mouth is puckered and purged of moisture. In flavor, the cider tastes of clean apple juice with touches of Macintosh and Fuji apples on the tongue. Vinegar can also be noted lightly providing a tart spritz to the tongue and coinciding with a light farmhouse tang of straw. The finish is of dry and palatable apple cider vinegar with a touch of alcohol. The aftertaste is lightly tannic, suggesting apple skins and crisp apple flesh. In the mouth, the cider feels light in body with a light yet vicious carbonation on the tongue that scrubs away some of the sweet qualities of the cider. The mouth is left slightly puckering from the acidity and wet upon the tongue, though dry from lack of sugar. Overall, this is a nice farmhouse cider. It’s nothing particularly stunning in my book, though I am not very well trained in tasting ciders so I can’t say for sure. A nice simple cider.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (1735) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Pours a pale golden color with a finger of fizz that settles out quickly. The nose is tart granny smith apple candy and a touch of straw. The palate is thin and pleasant just not all that exciting. Nice fresh apple with a little bit of tannic bite on the mid to late palate... decent mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1640) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Aroma of great Fuji apple and slight champagne. Pours light amber with nice carbonation. Taste is bitter apple, underripe mcintosh, dry brut champagne.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Deep, golden, clear. No head, but super bubbly. Very sweet and apple with a hint of citrus. Good body. Light. Super delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured yellow with a white head. aroma and flavor both were apples with a light body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2011
On tap at the Barley Pub in Dover NH. Light yellow no head and aroma is of apple juice. Taste is apple juice with minor sourness. Makes your mouth water for more in the finish-very much like biting into a Granny Smith Apple. Like AirForceHops friend Tom said, very yummy!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Clear sparkling golden body. Ripe apple, apple butter aromas. Lightly sweet, yeasty, tree ripened golden delicious apple flavors- good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear bright yellow, soapy bubbles. Nose of sweet apple, fresh, a bit floral and soapy, funky too. Taste of very tart apples, a bit of alcohol, woody and sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a few spare white bubbles atop. Aroma of apple, band-aid, and musty leaves. Flavor of apple, lemon zest, light funkiness, and subtle vanilla.


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