radarsock (1120) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Hunger Mountain earlier today. Last one. $9.99 + VT tax for the 750 mL bottle. To undersized tasting snifter, it pours a skin-tinted amber; champagne bubbles up top, but not especially fizzy. Aromas of Macintosh apple applesauce, yams, honeydew melon rind, sunflower seeds, corn kernels, lavender, chlorine, vanilla extract, butternut squash, and tangerine zest. Tastes the same with the addition of wet cardboard, acidulated malt, white wine lees, and spent grain. Funk, durian, salted butter, and black limes experienced by swallow. A lot going on here. Yeasty and acidic.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with my wife. Pours a clear orange amber with no head. Soft apples on the nose, dry champagne yeast, a little vinous and woody. Medium bodied, dull acidity, old apple notes, gets a bit yeasty and dry. Warm alcohol into the finish.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to an ass. Transparent gold, no head. Light honey and cleaning product nose, white grape, wet wood, and apple skin. Bitter flavor is heavy apple skin, hot honey, nicely bitter. tepid body.
nimbleprop (6066) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a clear yellow with zero head. Nose is mild apple, light butterscotch, buttery. Flavor is sweet, apple juice, apple skin, a little buttery. Medium bodied, sweet finish. Well balanced.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL thank to nimbleprop. Pours a clear, light straw. No carbonation. Nose is heavy green olive, cloying white grape juice. Taste is tannic, boozy for style, yellow apple, white grape juice, champagne. Palate brings tart Granny Smith apple.
BeerandBlues2 (10833) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by nimbleprop. Pours lightly hazy yellow with no bubbles. Aroma is light hay and plastic phenols, apple dominant with dry leaves. Flavor is lightly tart apples, dry straw and hay with a dry finish. Medium body and no carbonation.
Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of nimbleprop, thank you sir! Hazy pale yellow color. Aroma of dusty dry apple skins. Taste is equally dry and slightly dusty apple skins. Tasty.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled on 9/15/07: Pours a still dark golden bronze with a thin ring of white head. Aroma of earthy caramely apples with a touch of tartness. Body starts with a good light sweetness and earthy, fresh tartness toward a thinner sweet-tart finish Nicely balanced, smooth and enjoyable.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear golden color. Nice leather funk aroma with sweet red apples. The flavor also had leather and red apple skins. Light to medium bodied.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to notalush for bringing this one out. Deep amber colour, sweet and very appley. Completely still. Fairly tart and has lots of tannic dryness. Fruity with a hint of brown sugar and soft spiciness. Lingering sweet vineous character. It could use a bit more acidity to brighten the nice aromatics on the palate. Still, a good cider.