tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2010 750ml bottle. Not particularly aromatic, smells of sweet pear a bit. Pours a beautifully clear pale gold. Taste is tart and sweet apple with some mild astringency. Bright, light carbonation. Light bodied. Lingering tart finish. Delicious. Incredibly quaffable & refreshing. The best of the Virginia premium ciders (and therefore the best Iíve had, including the venerable Dupont)
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle courtesy of maniac. Thanks! Pours a pale yellow color, clear. Aroma is dry apple notes with a fair bit of sweetness and mild tartness. Some very light berry and pear notes as well. Taste is fresh apples, sweet and tart, strawberry, pears, peaches. Medium bodied. Excellent.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the 10th Richmond RateBeer Gathering on 01/16/2010. Clear very pale yellow body with a very small white head. Sweet apple and light honey aroma. Sweet apple flavor, light tart hints with a touch of vanilla. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve really enjoyed the Foggy Ridge ciders Iíve had, and this was no exception. Tart, citrusy, and some funky notes. This one had more apple character than the others, but was not overly sweet. Very tasty stuff.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: 1/16/2010 Source:maniac Light fresh apple aroma with hint of sourness. Crystal clear petulant. Crisp apple with some sourness. Medium body with lightly fizzy mouth feel. Medium sweet finish with touch od residual sourness.
auerbrau (3077) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL Bottle poured at CiderDays 2010. Clean, plain stemmy aroma. Pours a middle golden, clear with white rime. Light and clean acid, bright and sharp, fairly clean and a little bit plain. I really enjoy the tartness that comes out of this, supposedly, from Virginia Crabapples, which was a surprise to me. Nice and dry finish. I though the palate was good, but the overall flavor profile a little shy.
GTAEgeek (940) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Decatur Craft Beer Fest. Pours clear and bubbly, with a slight green tint. The aroma is green apples, with some crystal malts and light yeast. The flavor is sweet and fruity, but distinctly tart. It is light and dry, with a crisp, smooth finish. This is a delicious, fruity, well-made cider.
Iphonephan (2206) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle at Mad Fox in Falls Church VA. Pours a clear pale gold with with a few white bubbles for a head. Light apple aroma. Flavors of crisp green apples. Light bodied. Very refreshing.
MicroGrog (284) - FT: Stale Polotmavż in Queens, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pricey bottle from Astor Wines. Ommegang Chalice.
Clear, pale & yellow, with a slight sparkle.
Smells of twangy apples, white wine, lemon & yeast.
Grapey & sharp flavor. Lots of skin. Moscato-like sweetness. Lingering tartness. Rind. Yeasty, grassy finish.
Thin & very spritzy. Alcohol seems in check.
Hard soloing these bottles. Oooh me cabeza...
Butters (3562) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Maniacís Richmond Tenth Gathering. Clear lightly yellowed water appearance with almost no head. Some light effervescence. Exactly what I expect from a cider. Nice example. Not overly sweet or dry. Good balance.