NightOwl (45) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Carbonated liquid green apples. Very... appley, moreso than other hard ciders. Light and crisp, hardly any head that vanishes instantly. Skip it if it's not ice cold.
Ernest (5627) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2003
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is light light light light light light yellow. Aroma is white wine and apple. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Light body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Now with extra tooth decay.
Slick (1971) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice color, small head very strong apple aroma.Very well carbonated,the flavor was apple of course with a slight alcohol hint but that faded pretty fast back to a crisp slightly sour apple taste.I'm not a real big fan of ciders but i had to try a few.
Nate (3327) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma. Sweet apple cider, but not as full. Like a sour apple Jolly Rancher. Bit of alcohol and sourness. Color of white grape juice with visible carb. A white foamy head dissipated quickly with no lacing. Medium carbonation and medium watery body - like juice. Taste is pretty good. Apple juice or cider with a kick of alcohol up front - again, the sour apple jolly rancher (ethyl acetate) taste. Finish is slightly tart but apple-y sweet. Nice after of apple juice and pulp. Crisp and refreshing.
Aurelius (3445) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nice fresh-cut apple aroma. Very pale gingerale color. Front of the flavor starts off crisp, dryish apple and turns into mild astringent bitterness. Not strongly fizzy. Not bad.
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The first warning is on the side of the bottle: SERVE EXTRA COLD. As we all know, the colder you serve a beverage the more the imperfections are masked. VERY artificial tasting. I poured it into a glass and noticed it had a color not unlike Michelob Ultra. On the plus side, nicely sweetened and very easy to drink. Despite it's rather glaring imperfections, it's drinkable and moderately tasty.
PorterPounder (4611) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2003 First rating of a cider - not really sure what to compare to. Had to have apple cider to use as a liquid for smoking my
Easter ham...so might as well get one with a kick and get a rating to boot! Very refreshing - smoother than apple juice - hard to believe it is 5.5%. Aroma - granny smith apples - appearance - like a fine chablis. Will never replace beer - but a nice change of pace.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of apple juice. Clear golden color with lots of bubbles. Apple flavor is very sweet. Thin and refreshing.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tastes exactly like a granny smith apple, very similar to the Woodchuck variety. Extremely sweet and it goes really fast when you are drinking it, you can really down these.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light color and body. Hardly any carbonation. Tastes and smells like a fresh green apple. Seems more similar to a soda than a beer. But if you like sweeter tasting beers, like I do, than you might like this as a diversion from a regular beer.