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Hornsby’s Crisp Hard Cider



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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Hornsby’s Crisp Hard Cider has an elegant golden hue with the aroma and bouquet reminiscent of sweet apple juice. The taste has rich apple notes and a slight effervescence making a well balanced mouth feel with a little tanginess.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gotglf93 (1) - - JUN 10, 2015 does not count
I am a VERY picky alcohol drinker. I love the fruity drinks. This cider has a smooth and crisp taste like no other. I have been searching for a favorite cider and this one is it! The finish is refreshing and fruity. If you like fruity alcoholic beverages and turn your head at most beer, try Hornsby’s. I’ll continue my search for a better cider than Hornsby’s, but it took me 2 1/2 years to find this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (7963) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Clear light gold pour. Sweet apple aroma and taste. Simple and straightforward, but just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cybercat (4034) - Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Clear golden, typical but still appetizing. Crisp, strong aroma is like a fresh-cut apple - with an attitude. Flavor is typical of a cider, but refreshing and enjoyable. Sweet like apple juice, what my childhood buddies Carolyn and Rhoda called the "Drink of Youth" but with a subtle alcohol kick. Texture is OK, considering this is a cider. Get your rhino on! (And save the rhinos!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2015
bottle - This cider smells of ripe apples and sugar. It tastes of sweet apples. Too sweet. It’s drinkable, but they really overdid the sugar, in my opinion. It’s okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarlacc83 (1366) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle given to me for free. A: Pale gold color with a very thin white head. Bubbles drifting throughout. N: Sugary apple, orange, sweet-tarts, lots of sugars, white grape. T: Very, very sweet. M: Light body, crisp carbonation, alcohol shows up a bit. O: This is an alcopop. It’s fine, but it’s not exactly a mind-opener.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Poured from a bottle at home. Pours a crystal clear yellow with no head. Aroma is sweet apples with a hint of alcohol. Fairly sweet. Nice cider. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OldMrCrow (2161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2014

Yellow pour, no head. Lightly sparkling. Nose of apple juice, starch, and cleaning solution. Flavor is very sweet, frozen apple juice straight out of the can not yet rehydrated. And just an off something that I don’t have the vocabulary to specify, chemically like some sort of fermentation byproduct. On the other hand, it’s not that much worse than drinking juice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Easy drinking, but definitely lacks the depth (or at least the brightness) in the flavor and aroma I’ve grown accustomed to, and you can taste the alcohol in there at a low abv. perhaps the score is a little low, but it didn’t stack up to the others I had that day..."

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ffaoe (332) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Strange apple aroma. Golden with no head. Taste is cidery and a little sweet.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Bulk_Carrier (2717) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hastily yellow with streams of carbonation rising a decent pace. The smell had apples in a slight sour sharp way and ending up becoming vinous. The taste was sweet and tart apple in a vinous sort of way. Bad tart apple/vinous aftertaste and super dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with no where close to having any good sessionability about it. I need water after this. Overall, wow, what a bad cider, just when I was warming up to some of these, I go and have this. I wouldn’t touch this with a ten foot pole.

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