jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a copper color with no head. Light dry bitter flavor with a lingering finish.
jredmond (5882) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 61 Local with Linh during cider week NYC 2012. Pours a clear watery body with light golden tint. Aroma is dry apple, light fruit skin, light funk. Mouthfeel is light with notes of apple, funk - very light overall. Delicate and refined.
obguthr (4356) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apple nose, phenolic. Shimmering yellow, still. Vinous. Dry, good quality. Aimilar to a pinot grigio.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear golden color with no head. Aroma of tart apples, floral notes, vanilla. The taste is tart apples, dry tannic notes and a bit of a smoky note. Medium bodied. Nice.
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 batch. Pours clear and still with a golden hue. Some alcohol legs, but mild. Aromas are a bit sulfury and quite dry. Light to medium acidity, mild esters. Medium-dry apple, floral notes. Flavors are dry and sulfury, rich tannin, medium acidity and somewhat thin. A bit of a crackery note. Tannic, mild floral notes. Still.
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light yellow with no carbonation (of course). Aroma of light apple, cinnamon, light hay. Flavor is tart apple up front, some oak barrel, light sugar. More sour than I expected but it’s all good. Also, not much difference between still cider vs. carbonated (it was my first example of a still cider, which is why I comment). Overall a tasty cider, very drinkable too.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured clear yellow. aroma was butter, honey, and citrus. flavor was what I was perceiving to be pear with a light and dry body.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring at the Applepalooza event at the Astor Center. Pours a clear gold. Dry apples and tart skin up front. Dry and soft, light warming alcohol peeks through, accompanied by a gentle acid. Very subtle, light acid. Touch of apples and alcohol warmth. Tasty, but a bit dull.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL Bottle, poured at Cider Days 2011 - Cheese and Cider Tasting. Finally got to try this cider that I refuse to pay $20 for. Almost vinous, sulfury nose. Dry super-tart and white-wine like. Another example of still, austere cider that’s meant to play like wine and go well with food. It’s starting to be a real divergence in the cider world. Lots of minerals and citrus complexity.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottles @ Astor Wines & New Beer Distro.
Bright, clear, yellow gold body.
Smells of wet stone & biting, unripe apples. Yeasty white wine & lemon acidity.
Still, thin, & a bit watery.
Crisp apple peel & lots of acid on the first sip. Sharp. Sour green grapes. Solid amount of tartness, but it can’t keep up. Tannic, woodsy, yeasty finish. Pretty dry, but not quite. Forceful alcohol. Rindy aftertaste. Seems imbalanced to me. Would of enjoyed more residual sugar. Interesting, but not completely enjoyable.