GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very pale yellow, resembling sparking cider. Was balanced between sweet and tart at first, but after awhile, the tart started to dominate.
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one is wierd, nor really a cider fan to start with, but its a fake apple taste, bummer
weihenweizen (1881) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a white wine glass. Pours almost clear (as pale yellow as I have ever seen) with a very small white head. Very light body and almost no aroma. Taste is light boring apple juice. This was very disapointing, if you like taste avoid this beer.
thornecb (4545) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pale yellow into a shaker. Bright white head with quickly recedes to hug rim. Sour apple aromas. Sharp, sour apple upfront turning dry with a slight medicinal finish.
zizzybalubba (1505) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Light pale yellow pour with almost no head yet definitely carbonated. Aroma of tart apple, pear, and sugar. Flavor is certainly what you would expect from a cider but this is a very weak flavored one. Not bad or offensive just weak. OK.
BeerFanDan17 (1019) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the brewery in Boston. An average cider with notes of apple and lots of sugar.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear and painted in light straw and golden hues, a slow trickle of carbonation makes its way to the surface where it releases a wonderful nose that immediately reminds me of homemade apple pie. Pie crust, cinnamon-sugar, chunky applesauce, and a gentle sugary presence that is all about the apples; fruits have their own natural sugars, and apples are no different. I find a surprise waiting for me with my first sip; tartness with a nip of bitter acidity. The answer to this riddle is easy. While the apple meat is sweet and juicy; their skins provide a balance of bitterness and acidity that all good ciders should have. If not, they would be saccharinely sweet and far from enjoyable. Red and green apples dominate her palate while the sides of my tongue tingle under her gentle acidity. Quaff and repeat, she refreshes my palate while instigating an insatiable craving for grandma’s apple pie.
I don’t always have the time to make apple pie, but there is always time to pop the cap on a cider or two. The Harpoon Cider is a tasty addition to my fermented apple repertoire.
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Apple juice aroma. Clear light golden color with a small white head. Taste like real apple cider. The best cider I’ve ever had.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
How do you rate cider? No idea. Light yellow, clear, no head. Aroma is vinegar and apples. Very little carbonation with the taste of sour apples. Quite tart. Finish is short-lived with a distant taste of apple. I guess if I have more cider, I’ll use this as a basis for the test of my cider ratings.
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a clear darker yellow color with basically no head. Aroma was of freshly pressed macintosh and granny smith apples. Flavor was a nice blend of sweet and sour apples, nothing amazing but decent.