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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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100% Vermont grown apples. 5% alcohol. Light, sparkling, refreshingly clean, and crisp. A super change from the average carbonated beverage. Bronze medal winner in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition and the Taster’s Guild International Wine Competition.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2380) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2012
On Tap at three Penny Taproom. Haven’t seen this one on tap in a long time. $5 for a pint. Looks like every other cider Smell is bright. Simple apple. No other spices. Maybe a bit sweeter? Very sweet. Not very dry. Maybe some cinnamon? Bard to tell. It’s a standard drinkable cide.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Poured at a wine tasting at the winery. Very light color, small head. tastes like appley champagne. not my favorite cider, but would probably be a good food cider.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2006
Mild apple aroma, lightest yellow, tastes of apples, pleasantly sweet, fair. Thanks Dave Steen.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Bomber from the cidery, purchased March 2005 and drunk on 7/9/06.
Some ring of bubbles hesitates to form and then is gone. A clear, filtered, light straw body shows minimal carbonation and no legs.
In the nose, dry, golden apples commit to neither sweetness nor dry acidity, but remain quite perfumey, peppery and only lightly sweet. Nearly champagne-like, with traces of sulfur or something like that. Still, for a 5 month old bottle that is sulfited and filtered, this is quite surprisingly decent. As it warms, some alcohol comes to the front of the aroma, but mixes with the dry pear-skin-like notes to soften somewhat.
Dry and attenuated, the flavor definitely stands away from any sweetness or alcohol. Granted, there is little to no complexity, just a monotonous golden delicious skin-like flavor with some light white pepper and white-wine-yeast notes. Low carbonation and well-hidden alcohol in the flavor keep things clean, while a bite of dry apples helps keep things somewhat crisp.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 9, 2006
22oz bottle shared by CLarkvv. Pours a pale yellow hazy color with no head. Nose is apples and has a white wine feel to it. Palate is dry, light on the tongue, and crisp. Flavor is apples, a nice crispness, some dry notes, fairly simple and clean.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GregClow (2853) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
Bottle shared with a bunch of folks at Doug’s - courtesy of Dave. Pale yellow colour. Aroma tart and light, with some stale white wine notes. Flavour is wine-like as well, with simple dry apple notes - lacks character, and the alcohol is more noticible than it should be for a 5% cider.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mds (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear pale white colour with no head. Appley sugar aroma, alcohol, and rather dull/watery. Light body with sugary soft apple flavour. Clean finish. Mediocre.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2006
Item #3 at June 2006 Toronto cider/mead -fest - bottle from Dave. Very pale yellow, flat-looking. Aroma of faint apple, mild ketones and very young chablis. Taste is very simple - tart apple and sweet "green" white wine. Soft mouthfeel - light, slick and just a little fizzy - this one was just okay, had an odd boozy-bitter finish to me, unusual for a 5%

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2908) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle at Doug’s, thanks Dave. Muted aroma, not great - stale apple. Very light, no head. Taste is better - tangy apple, tart, light carbonation. Not too bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2006
Bottle. Light straw yellow with no head. Fruity moderate apple aroma. Bit of a tart finish to the flavour, light fruity apple. Average palate. Bit flat? Pleasant but a touch bland.


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