Nuffield (3899) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Blech. Another in a long line of American ciders that completely fail to capture the fresh apples and natural sweet/sour of proper apple cider. Very light color, mostly yellowish with moments that make me think green, though I don’t think there really is noticeable green here. Terribly sweet flavor. The aroma is the most likely thing to redeem, as it clearly has apple notes, but the sweetness drives a very much medicinal/childrens’ apple juice drink. I didn’t make it to the bottom of my glass. An embarrasment to the world of ciders. I get so angry tasting this.
desurfer (1257) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not very impressive. It’s too sweet and tastes more like candy than cider. I guess alcopop fans will like it.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 17, 2004
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz bottle. Extremely light yellow with a greenish tinge, light-appearing carbonation. Nose of cheap, commercial pasteurized apple juice, like Motts; I have a fond memory of such from childhood, but its not what I’d want here. Extremely, almost excruciatingly sweet at first, with unfortunate late metallic edge. Almost undrinkably sugary.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very strong odor of artificial apple and sweetness. Poured with a quickly subsiding head of large bubbles. Taste was a bit too sweet, but its a cider so I guess its to be expected. Finish was slight tart/sweet apple. Not bad to have one, thats it.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2004
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma: pears or apricot scent, with a touch of apple. also smells of hand soap and watermelons
Appearance: very clear, similar to white grape juice, tiny head
Flavor: green apples, minerals, water, artifical apples (i.e. Kool Aid). very sugary
Palate: smooth but very bubbly--grossly overcarbonated
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. green, bowling pin shaped bottle. Twist off crown. No freshness date seen anywhere. Poured out a white wine, pale yellow color. No head to speak of, but left a slight ring of bubbles around the edges of the glass. Aromas are of fresh apples, slight bubble gum, and apple peels. Some yeastiness is also present.
Taste is good, but not great. Tastes more like a white wine spritzer than a hard apple cider. Thin body, and thin mouthfeel as well.
Left a strange aftertaste also. Not the best cider I’ve ever had.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey dew nose. Pale golden hue. Small bubbly white head. Aritificial candy like appleness. Very sweet, but really enjoyable. Crisp and refreshing, light body, granny smiths I believe. Light and musty, faintly syrupy, but I likey. This is a very popular, great selling cider.
3fourths (8697) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Green apples and watermelon or honey dew melon in the aroma. About 1 micron off from being completly clear. Candy sugar and grape flavor, some pineapple and apples, with a really bad finish.
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one is even more sweet than the draft cider. Refreshing and easy too drink, but a little too sweet for me. I love apples, so cider is my thing, but this one is below average.
Reid (2095) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok wife bought a six of cider..so had one for research purposes.
Comes in a dark green 12 oz bottle.
The appearance is very very pale..lighter than most apple juices..small bubbly head that goes fast..nice carbonation.
Smell is of apple ok..but not fresh apples..but the apple flavour you get in candy..slightly artificial.
Taste though isnt as bas as I feared from the aroma..its of apples..mainly granny smith variety,slightly ripened..so along with the sour you got a sweet undertaste.
average on the palte..not too sickeningly cloying.
Have to say i rather enjoyed this..nice on a warm spring evening..after some yard work..but one is my ,imit..I have some Full Sail Pale ale..to come ;-)