MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
changeup45 (1721) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Knightly. Ok, so I bought this one for my wife which she’s consuming right now, but thought I’d pour myself a little to see what it’s about. The pour is a golden color... looks like a typical cider to me. This smells like it’s got a lot of white wine character. To be honest, it smells pretty damn good. The flavor offers plenty of sweet but also tart apple, some wood, as well as a citrusy-lemon note. Slightly dry in the finish. As far as ciders go, this one is quite good.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL Bottle. Leggy headless pour, with a bit of viscosity and a golden hue. Aroma is a light and of distant apple jack. Overall, flavors are lighter than many other quality ciders. Warmer and more alcoholic than I expect. Lacking tight acidity, balancing skin-based astringency, and complex apple flavor. More sugar-based and plain.
AmEricanbrew (6370) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Clear light golden color/ fizzy white. Aromas of over ripe golden apples. Refreshing apple butter, pear, mild cinnamon flavors. good.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of apple, band-aid, and earth. Flavor of apple and earthiness with a dry wood finish. Refreshing.
thirdeye11 (5816) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours effervescent yellow. Nose of wet wood, apple, funk. Taste is lightly tart apples, and it’s very well carbonated and drinkable.
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours yellow gold with a thin bubbly head. Light apple aroma with just a hint of sweetness. The flavor has a light apple sweetness, with a nice dry almost tart hint. Decent.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a clear straw yellow with a medium sized white head that vanishes almost immediately. Dry apple, little bit of champagne yeast, somewhat sweet fruit. Thin, somewhat watery. Little bit of a dry hay note, rather empty overall. Dried out a bit too much.
travita (4431) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bullzeye. The look is clear, yellow in color, and not too much else. The smell is apples, fruits, sort of spices. The taste is light tartness, fruits, and apples.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Clear yellow pour. Aroma is apple, cinnamon, honey. Flavor is dusty, horse blanket, tart. Nice bubbly mouthfeel.