deyholla (6991) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with visible carbonation and no head whatsoever. Aroma has lots of dry wine notes with a bit of a white wine note. Flavor starts with more sweetness but finish is extremely dry with a bit of tartness.
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: Clear golden with some white fizz leaving the body but quickly settling to nothing.
Aroma: Very Bretty, but in a dry rubbery way. From far away I get tart notes but up close it’s all leathery Brett.
Taste: Up front is a dry, slightly tart slightly apple flavor that leads to a heavy Brett finish. Rubbery/leathery. It lingers of dish soap. Not a fan of this.
Palate: Vibrant and effervescent.
Overall: Second cider dominated by Brett that I don’t want to finish. This tastes pretty bad and reminds me of dish soap on the finish.
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 12-09-2009 (Bottle) This Cider pours a medium sized head, transparent yellow body and very little carbonation. The Aroma is sweet, apples and hints of tropical fruit. The Taste is sweet, acidic, fruity, and finishes semi-dry. The Palate is clean and this Cider is medium bodied. In conclusion, this is a tasty Cider and one that I would consider drinking again.
travita (4155) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The smell is apples, fruits, tart, and butter. The look is clear, golden, no head. The taste is sweet, fruits, apples, and ok.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a few glasses for myself in between serving patrons at some fest in the Lexington Armory.
Clear, golden, sort of browned amber. Fizzy.
Smells sharply of skins, acidic fruit, hay & minerals.
Very bubbly. Murky apple butter & old chardonnay sweetness. Astringent & even a bit sour. Pretty dry, with burn on the finish.
Not my favorite from Farnum Hill.
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from the Farmer’s Market. Of course there are the apple juice notes, but there’s also a pleasant acidity to go with the dry carbonated finish. The extra acidity separates it from the Woodchucks of the cider world.
j12601 (6769) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head that diminishes nearly immediately. Soft apple on the nose, a touch of caramel. Medium bodied, a touch empty, but still with a bit of flavor. Caramel apple and a touch of acidity. Tart apple, apple skin tannins. Finishes with some bright acidity and lingering tartness. Nice.
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL Bottle, poured at CiderDays. Steven’s work usually impresses me, but this was rather middling. A little of this, a little of that, a very averaged bottle in my opinion. Easy to engage, but not much to hold. Clean, solid, and a bit peppery. Fresh, but maybe a nip too sweet.
beerbill (3537) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a crystal clear gold with a fizzy white head that quickly dissipates. Pleasant aroma of apple. The flavor is apple and is lightly sweet and tart. Moderate carbonation. Nice solid cider.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a cork caged bottle enjoyed all to myself. Poured into a wine glass. Light lager color clear yellow. faint bubbles showing. The aroma is a light sweet honey apple along with volcanic rock and grass. flavor is a little sweet followed by some well balanced tanins. great sharp tiny bubble texture. and yes a semi dry finish. very good cider. Could drink two bottles.