BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Flat, no head. Nose is light with apple but more on the sulpher and burnt wood side. The flavor is sweet and tepid with a cloying aftertaste and a dull thin body. Not very up front with the fresh apples or showing off a more dry yeasty musky side either. Kinda boring.
travita (3856) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle thanks to Cavie. The look is clear, very light yellow color, and not too much head. The smell is apples, fruits, slight butter. The taste is sweet, apples, and fruits.
hopscotch (8846) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft… Clear, light straw-colored cider with no head. The aroma is of oven-baked, spiced apples. Light-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and a rumor of carbonation. Nice balance between sweetness and acidity. Tart, dry finish
bhensonb (10736) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours perri color with a few bubbles. Nice, crisp apple skin aroma. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is greenish apple with yellow apple skin. Something of a light weight, but clean and refreshing.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to cavie. Pours a clear yellow. Aroma is copper, apple. Flavor is copper, too cloyingly sweet.
Cavie (3749) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Water clear with a splash of pee yellow. Smell is rotten apple with light chemicals. Tastes has weak flavors of old apple with a huge watery element. Not much backbone to this guy.
mar (4784) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2009
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle thanks to cavie. water with a slight tint of yellow. sugar and light apples on the nose. flavors of sugar with a hint of apple and a very watery palate.
BMan1113VR (7830) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle thanks to cavie. Pours with a real pale and watery looking body and the faintest of heads. Sickly sweet aroma that smells exactly like an green apple flavored Jolly Rancher. Taste is cloyingly sweet and disgusting. Watery and fizzy.
I refuse to believe that this cider does not have any thing artificial in it...especially sweeteners. This stuff is an assault on true ciders. Absolute crap!
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Harpoon Brewery, 8 October 2009. The guide made a big thing of this being the most natural cider around. Obviously he had never heard of traditional farmhouse ciders, which became clear when I explained that cider could be fermented from the natural yeasts on the apple skins and he was not aware of that. In reality, although this was better than most "industrial" ciders, it was pretty lacking in interest compared to a real farmhouse cider. Clean enough, with lots of apple flavour. Relatively sweet. Straightforward and easy drinking. Not much else to say.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tried a sample at Brewfest Tallahassee. Whoa, they missed the mark here somehow. This tastes like carbonated apple juice mixed with some vodka... not good.