GTAEgeek (1394) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Decatur Craft Beer Fest. Pours clear and bubbly, with a greenish tint. The aroma reminds me of fiji and red delicious apples. Very sweet, with just a little tart note. Light, bubbly body, with a smooth, crisp finish. Overall, this is a sweeter, more approachable cider. Very tasty!
obguthr (4373) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apple aroma, slight must, rubbery funk. Clear champagne colored, streams of carbonation. Dry apple, tangy on the back end. Harsh, fizzy mouthfeel. Semi-sweet at best, champagne-like. I’ve had better from Foggy Ridge.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Astor Wines.
Clear, pale golden pour into my Ommegang chalice. Slow, but constant bubbles.
Smell of bittersweet apples is a bit muted, but I can make out a flowery, pithy/rindy quality, & lots dusty yeast.
Taste is softly sweet, like powdered sugar. Macerated apple skins. A flash of tartness. Grassy. Saline & mineral finish. Not the most complex thing, but it’s not insanely sweet either, so I’ve went ahead & gulped up half the bottle before writing down much of anything. :)
Much more mild & mellower then First Fruit. Carbonation is micro-beaded as opposed to fizzy. Just a touch of body as a result. Low acidity. Alcohol is barely there, but will keep you cautionary(or maybe the price will), hopefully.
Very solid. :)
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I prefer the dryer ciders but I still found this to be excellent...aroma is not strong but is apple, a little yeast, some astringent/dry note. My bottle poured clear and straw-colored. Taste is sweet, slightly tart but suffers in complexity, perhaps because of being just stayman? Still a good refreshing cider.
Palidor19 (3036) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a lovely sweet cider with a high amount of carbonation and flavor. it has a great ordeal of sweetness and not too tart. the crispness of the apple are quite exquisite.
brings a fine tasting cider to the table.
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is dusty and sweet with apples and water. The appearance is golden. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average for the style. Overall this is not great or bad but an average cider.
nimbleprop (5477) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle pours a transparent, bright yellow with one ring of white head. Nose is sweet, apples, candy, a bit buttery. Flavor is sweet, apples obviously, pears, candy. Full bodied, sweet finish.
craftycarl21 (2290) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at GT2’s birthday tasting. Clear fizzy yellow pour, small head. Mostly sweet apple and uninteresting effervescent mouthfeel. Meh.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Run. Pours a pale clear yellow with a thin wisp of a fizzy head. Aroma of sweet apples with a pithy, vinous finish. The taste is sweet apples with a slightly earthy finish. Medium bodied. Refreshing.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow, no head. Lots of carbonation in the body. Apple sauce, ripe fermented booze, and apple juice. Light to medium body with ample carbonation and a nicely attenuated finish.