radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at New England Wine & Spirits. $11.99 for the 750 mL bottle. To oversized snifter, it pours a pale greenishyellow/colored gold sustaining only a few champagne bubbles on the surface. Aromas of apple skins, Williams pears, sweat, lacto-fermented ginger ale, stale pineapple, wheat germ, lime juice, and upland cotton. Tastes the same with the addition of nougat, wet cardboard, and table sugar. Dry, tart-sweet, and swishable. Also, it utilizes three of my favorite apples. Growing alcohol warmth experienced by third sip.
WillRunForBeer (1996) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Radarsock. Thanks, Andrew! Pours yellow gold with tiny bubbles. Aroma is cut apples a hint of ginger. Cider is fairly dry, with good Apple flavor and decent balance.
thornecb (5277) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light gold into a snifter. Strong apple aromas. Soft with sweet apple and skin front to back. Abrupt finish.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL Bottle, poured at CiderDays 2011. A much improved effort over last year’s Clesson and (?). This wasn’t an overly complex and multi-dimensional cider, but it gets the important parts right, with clean individual apples note spread among a well-balanced delivery of tart, dry, bitter, and sugar. Reasonably priced nearby, as well.