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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Sparkling, clear, golden. Blended for potent fruit and acid, subdued tannins, somehow it offers a surprising and delightful suggestion of whisky sours with nothing like the alcoholic penalty. Alcohol content 7.5% by volume. 750 ml. bottle, mushroom cork closure (no corkscrew needed). Nice to get fun and information in the same bottle, yes? The fun is in the flavor, a little sweeter and more accessible than our regular styles, with keen acid and tons of fruit, plus a clean, food-enhancing finish. The information, familiar all over the cider-drinking world but generally forgotten here in the States, is that traditional fermented ciders make ideal hot-weather companions. Don't chill Summer Cider (or any FH bottle) very far down, you'll lose contact with its fullest flavor.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (1676) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a white wine glass. Pours clear pale yellow and small white head which dissipates fast. Aroma is very light apple, light body, little carbonation, and no lacing. Taste is slightly dry apple and white wine. Simple, not much flavor, pass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2069) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle at cider dinner at jimmys 43. Nice pour with light nose of apple skin and champagne. Fruit forward with a bit of residual sugar. Some bitterness and white wine flavors. Sweet finish but enough carbonation to make lovely summer sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours pale straw color with minimal white head. Aromas of green apples and white wine. Slightly tart and sweet apple flavor with a hint of white wine. Light to medium body with minimal carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bob_w (293) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2013
good apple aroma, a bit vinous, effervescent. clear, pale yellow color. tart and carbonated. clean, sharp, crisp. refreshing. not overly tannic, good acidity. dry and light.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4347) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Pours pale light yellow into a snifter. Mild apple aromas. Dry with semi-sour apples and crisp summer apples.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilligoose (3243) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
tart complex cidery apple character. dry. great balance. easy drinkin. most tart cider at cider tasting. refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2013
pours clear, pale straw yellow. mild apple aroma. taste is crisp green apple, with butter and some citrus notes in the background. light carbonation, and a refreshing, tart finish. reminiscent of a white wine in many ways; overall, it’s very pleasant and easy to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3685) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Gold with a bit of fizz and some decent legs. Aroma is of apple and butter. Taste is of bandaid and apple with a light tartness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirADNielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle @ home. Filtered, clear, golden orange appearance with no head. Slightly toasty, apple pulpy, mildly dry, vinous aroma. Lightly sour, sweet, toasty apple flavor with a mild to moderately finish. Slightly vinous. Kind of a weird toasty flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2011
(Notes) On tap @ R&H. Served in a long-stem goblet. Light, but nearly chardonnay in color. Still, except for a ripple here & there. Smell is watered down white wine with tart apples & a touch of bubblegum. Taste is of oxidized white wine, soft florals, tart green apple skins & a wincing astringency. Slightly metallic. Unbashful alcohol. Light on the wood tannins. Delicate carbonation. Dry, chalky finish. Served too cold & too dry for me anyway.


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