radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - MAR 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much to critique with this one, but here goes my submitted attempt anyway—it’s a lucid, urine-bayed cider of which smells a little unsettlingly of stale wheat bread and simultaneously what it has the liquifiable essence of. Apples only detectable if you cram your nose on the lip of the bottle and snort away. Zero head. Tastes sweet—gratingly sweet—but seems to have an alright balance for the style in which it represents: caramelized sugar, apple cores, and sodium. Complex? Not so. Interesting? Meh. Drinkable? Yessir!
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An sweet cider that offers a bit of a bite. It’s better than woodchuck or ace pear.
Carmen215 (1) - Chehalis, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love the Crisp Apple. It tastes like you’re actually biting into a crispy juicy sweet apple! It *is* sweet, but I like that. Feels like autumn when I drink a Hornsby!
jsmerig (1143) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale golden yellow with active carbonation. Aroma of green apple. Taste is initially sweet with slight sparkling followed by a warm mellow sourness in the finish.
sulawang (543) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a lighter shade of yellow, minimal head, minimal lacing. Same as above, lots of red apple on the nose and is very inviting. Taste is more of like biting into an unprocessed spartan/ambrosia red apple. Sweet, crisp, minor woodiness, and a slight sour tart and tangy bitter finish. More complex than the amber draft and more enjoyable.
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL stolen from a random refrigerator. Wow- much better than expected. Taste like mulled apple cider with whipped cream- a nice slickness to the palate with no wateriness or urea sting. Sharp, juicy, tangy, nice vanilla and whipped cream addition. Not bad at all. Nose is a bit lackluster- fresh apples. Pour is spritzy- quickly diminishing weak head. But great straight out of the bottle at a party.
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Totally clear yellow color, active-looking carbonation, minimal white head. Moderate, smooth carbonation. Some dryness. Some lace, nice, fresh crisp apple taste. Some juicy sweetness in there; apple skin. Not bad, a decent cider.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.
poisoneddwarf (1621) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a quickly dissipating white head that leaves a ring. Aroma is ripe apples (what else? I’m still new to cider rating, so I don’t even know what else to expect here). Taste is sweet and tart. Has a somewhat unpleasant sulfury aftertaste. Carbonation is fairly soft (don’t know if that’s normal). Has a real thin body. Seems pretty mediocre.
arondee (528) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Funny thing to rate for my 300th rating. Pours piss yellow with no head and tons of carbonation. Aroma is apples and sugar. The taste is extremely sweet and full of sugar with a hint of apple. Not unlike martinellis sparking cider. It tastes great but it doesn’t get any style point. I’d drink it if I was looking for something really sweet.