italarican (1157) - 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.
travita (3501) - 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 (302) - 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.
j12601 (6403) - 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 (3082) - 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 (3200) - 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.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with a thin white head. Lots of carbonation arising from the body. The nose holds over ripened apples, apple skins, floral pear, and champagne like fruitiness. The flavor holds super dry apple flesh, clover honey, grapes, and grassy perfume like florals. Light body with ample caressing carbonation and a dry finish.
craftycarl21 (2087) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Farmhouse in Burlington. Clear golden pour with minimal head. So much better than most of the ciders out there; the apple is certainly there, but there’s a wonderful dry aspect of wood and even a bit of bread in there. Delightful.
canary dog (623) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I guess I’m not a fan of this type of authentic cider. I prefer American cider. This stuff reminded me of the Cantillon Bruocsella 1900, which I find to be one of the worst "beers" I’ve ever had. Tastes more like a thin and acidic champagne than it does a crisp and mellow cider; although I did enjoy this more than the Cantillon. Also has a sharp and almost bitter dry finish.