cheap (4380) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle smells pretty good. Taste is quite refreshing, not lots of fermented sugars but enough to keep it from tasting like my own homemade cider. Yes, does not come across as strong as the 7% would indicate. Good carbonation and I think I sense of tad of that waxy ice cider thing, just a tad mind you. Yes, OK by me. Does have a mildly good kick in the brain on the finish of the bottle. Quite enjoyable.
Kc2793 (13) - - SEP 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz. bottle served in a pint glass. Aroma is fairly weak, not much to go on, you get just a whiff of fruit as you take a sip, like perfume wafting on a summer breeze. The color is a light amber, with mild carbonation and no head. Taste is of apples, caramel, apple peel, and yeast. Medium body with only light carbonation. Overall I’d say it’s a pretty good cider, easy to drink and not overly sweet.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on draught at Buckeye in years gone by, but stumbled across it in heinens and trying to satisfy my wife’s cider binge (She’s allergic to hops) I picked it up again, its still a very dry crisp cider almost champagne like in finish, which is great, except both her and I prefer sweet ciders more.
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Hal & Al’s during the Pumpkin Beer Tasting on 10/15/2013: Slightly hazy apple cider color with a minimal white head and spotty lacing. Aroma of apples and spices. Light to medium body with flavors of mildly tart apples, cinnamon and malt. The finish is dry and fruity with a lightly tart apple aftertaste. Decent overall.
Triggerman308 (4) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is great in the bottle and on draught. I have some in my fridge right now. It is drinkable and smooth. It is made from ohio apples and no concentrated apple goo from China. This one rules!!!
TheCiderMan (2) - Westlake, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"An English-style cider made in Ohio by and Englishman." Whats an English cider? Obviously different to almost all other cider currently in the US market. Drinks well, has medium body, lasting flavor with a mild tannic note. Bottled GO smells richly of apples, draft is a bit lighter. Carbonation is light on draft but bottles are more champagne like and aged. Much like an English cider in the tannin content and a lght sweetness initially that finishes with a pleasent dryness when going down. Great beer alternative and nice use of their dual nationality in the label. Find at Heinens or get a pint poured at Melt Bar and Grilled
DiarmaidBHK (3599) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours apple juicy from tap with no head. Faint hint of apples on the nose. Taste is more on the dry side. Good starter in the AM.
Brigadier (3170) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle
Found at Heinen’s during a grocery run I figured I would take a gamble on this. Locally produced ciders for $5.99 are worth a try once. I am not likely to purchase it again but for those who want fresh examples find this recently after it was bottled. The Lola isn’t bad either if you see it on the shelf.
Aroma and appearance - Golden carbonated bubbles like a decent sparkling wine bounce around the glass. A corona of thin angelic white head is like spatterings of paint. Sweet granny smith apples meld into a cooling apple tart. The aroma is sharp but not sweet like what you get with Woodchuck or other fruitier versions of the style.
Flavor and palate - Sweet apples are chased by a dry champagnelike finish. Fast fading it takes a few sips to get a handle on this. It is not very complex but it is refreshing. After two-thirds of a bottle I was full. Combined with the right dessert this would be a perfect nightcap. Considering the source it isn’t bad at all. Some day I would love to make it to England to try a fresh example direct from the source. In the meantime this makes a good substitute.
zach8270 (3701) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft @ Melt Bar and Grilled - Lakewood, OH) Clear golden pour with a mild fizzy white head and very soft carbonation. Tart and dry natural apple flavor with a very light hint of sweetness coming up underneath. Flavor is a tart apple and dry champagne-like combination with a very mild vinegar undertone. Finishes dry and tart with a nice natural sugar sweetness.