OldMrCrow (1841) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 Bottle, another one that my wife brought back from her visit to the cidery.
Light pour, small and short-lived white head. Tart, funky aroma with an understated hop presence. The flavor is dry and surprisingly tart, especially compared with last night’s Finnriver Honey Meadow. Green apple and something more aggressive and sharply bitter - not hops - drive the flavor. Light-to-moderate carbonation. The very late flavor, 30 seconds in, is the memory of apples and the best part of this cider.
Revisit: Pretty much as above.
DuffMan (6800) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle RBAG 2014 prelim., another morning kickstarter! Pale yellow with fine lively carbo. Very tart, edging on sour apples with a dry crisp finish. Low sweetness with a vague green character. Very refreshing.
kbudd19 (605) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at breakfast before RBAG part 2. Cloudy yellow pour, light white head. Aroma is light funk, tartness, apples, and some bitter hops. Taste is sour up front, followed by green apple sourness, dry crisp finish. Interesting, I can’t say I get the the hops in the flavor though.
Ferris (4342) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Nice leafy hops with apple. Clear gold with a thin white head. Tart apple, crazy dry with a puckering finish. Pretty cool.
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very pale gold, with nice white head / Floral nose of candied green apple / LIght body, delicate, almost dry, excellent balance and finish / Elegant flavors of green apple, pear, Jolly Rancher, straw / Very nice.
fiulijn (14770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at winery
Light blond color. Very nice hop aroma. The base cider is weak and dry, not very good, acid.
Starts well, ends not so well.
nealblind (841) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light orange pour. Aroma of honeysuckle, cortland apple. Intensely sour and bitter flavor at the same time. Way better on tap than in bottle.
michaelinwa (592) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a white wine like color, but slightly cloudy. Aroma is very light, of tart apples, maybe even a little lemon, and trace of funky. Flavor is quite dry and somewhat tart, without much complexity or interesting flavor notes. Finishes with a lingering tartness. I don’t detect hops in this at all, which is disappointing as it might have saved this from mediocrity. Not really one I’d go for again as it’s neither particularly unique or interesting.
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Belmont Station. Hazed pale greenish yellow, still. Malic green Granny Smith apple and mineral / vitamin aroma. High acid, prickly and bitter finish with lingering syrupy sweetness late. Medium body, bitter, acidic, and tart with moderately heavy malic acid. Lingering off-putting grassy bitterness. Taste and texture of hops more than smell which is strange considering its dry-hopped and (I assume) doesn’t have any long boil hops.
BMan1113VR (7864) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear pale yellow hue with a quick to fade fizzy white head. Aromas are of chlorophenols and brett. Burnt rubber, aspartame, some what citrusy and dank hop notes. Lots of chemical off aromas. Minerally, light sulfur. Flavors are dry and chalky with medium acidity. Less off than the aroma, but still not enjoyable for an $8.99 500ml. Some bitterness, pine, sulfur, citrus. Odd cider. Full carbonation, medium-low body, dry, somewhat artificial acidity, low tannin, but balanced by a hoppy bitterness.