wlajwl (2915) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apple in the aroma with a hint of heft upcoming in the flavor. The appearance is medium gold, similar to some Premium Lagers. The flavor is of apple juice and a strong hint of red apple skin. Not normally a cider fan, but this was pretty good.
Stellaaaa (237) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It tastes decent, of crisp apples with a tart tang. The mouthfeel, likewise, is pretty good, plenty of body and texture. The main downfall of Hornsby’s is that it has carbonated water added to a cider base, so it’s not naturally carbonated. It also had a few preservatives in it. All of these things, in the end, detracted from the overall taste and gave it a slightly solvent-like taste. It’s not horrible in the bigger picture, but it’s not up to par with certain other, more natural ciders.
arondee (447) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a yellow orange with no head and loads of carbonation. Aroma is apples and sugar. The taste is dryer and crisper than the crisp apple cider they make. This is a little less sweet but it’s still too sweet for me. Easy to drink but I can only have one at a time.
Chipalsa (1098) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very bubbly yellow body, with a tight foamy head. Smelled strong and dry of apples with a touch of lime (probably the alcohol). The taste was dry and bitter of fresh, crisp apples, altogether a bit light though. The heavy carbonation gave way to a champagne light texture, and finished sweet and sour. Not bad.
wxman (1175) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear pale golden with vigorous carbonation during the pour that quickly subsides leaving a ring of small white foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma is freshly sliced apples. Has both a sweet and dry green apple flavor. A little watery, but still quite good/refreshing.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite sweet. I prefer a dry cider, but this isn’t bad for cider I can buy in the grocery store.
DuffMan (5202) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Clear bottle, twist-off cap = deduct 10 points immediately. Smells like apple juice. Tastes like apple juice sucked through a cardboard filter. Blech. Too sweet, and tastes stale as well.
SanfordBrewer (1344) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lucent golden copper, thin bubbly white head,
Aroma: sweet red apple cider, hint of alcohol.
Taste: red cider, musty, hint of alcohol and yeast.
I don’t have much to compare with, but it’s tasty and refreshing with a pretty dry finish.
weihenweizen (1166) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a glass. Pours a pale yellow with a trace white head, almost no lacing, thin body, and fresh apple aroma. Taste is semi-sweet cooked apple.
VerticalBaconStrips (1900) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This sucks. Quick all around descriptors as I just don’t care: cooked apple, light skunk, pale yellow, apple apple apple, dryish, won’t ever buy this for a third time. Flashback!!!!! Plano, Texas (told it was the heroin capital of Texas at the time) - about 2003ish. Walked through some crap spanish neighbourhood from the piss ass hotel that only served Bud and Shiner. El Caminos everywhere. Dudes with red bandanas hanging out at a pay phone in front of this shit ass store that I needed my liquor fix from. Items sold in the store: fake Tommy Hilfiger gear for dirt cheap, fake leather, an entire row of piggy puffs and lots of fatso porn mags. Picked up this crap for the bottle (collected them only at the time) and a 6er of something else that I cannot remember that was drank while playing hacky sack in my hotel room at 3am. Dude who barely spoke English would not accept my Alberta drivers license and asked me after 5 minutes of deliberating what state it was from. Things worked out in the end, mainly due to my boyish charms and tight ass. I got beer two days later with no argument, plenty of ’hola canada’ or something, handshakes and smiles and zero rape. Too bad about that rape... cue the Wayne’s World doodoodeeloo wiggly arm flashback revival move... Drinkable but I’ll drink the Canadian stuff 50 times before I hit this up again. Hit the outside pool at the hotel with a yellow pages from 3 stories up and 4 rooms over from my window.. good times.