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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A lot is read into the word craft or micro-produced. But how many cider companies have been growing apples for over 50 years? Not many. With Jack’s Hard Cider, we pride ourselves in the fact that we produce a hard cider from the ground up – literally. We grow the apples, press apples, ferment apples, and package the final product all from our facility located in one of the Apple Capitals of the World, Biglerville Pennsylvania. In a town that claims some of the biggest brand names in Apple Products, Jack’s Hard Cider was inspired by “Jack” Hauser, who led Musselman Foods into national recognition in the 1950s, and who is the patriarch of the Hauser Family, makers of Jack’s Hard Cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 22, 2016
Can from Seijo Ishi. Sweet apple and sugar aroma. Clear thin gold color. Apples, bit of earthiness, some small spice. Lightly tangy, thin, and smooth body. Simple, easy drinking. More interesting (a little) than the Helen’s Blend cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (3996) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Pours a clear yellow from the can with minimal head or lace but lots of bubbly carbonation. Aroma and taste of sweet apples with a hint of acidic finish. Dry and bubbly, but super sweet. It’s a cider, meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Tap. Pours a clear yellow gold body with a small fizzy white head. The nose is fairly typical cider, apple skins, honey sweetness. The flavor is certainly on the sweeter side, lots of apple juice and a slight acidic twinge that makes the mouth water. Short and quick finish. Light bodied with just a bit of stickiness and fizzy active carbonation. Meh, a fairly average sweet cider, but it’s pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (7616) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Boring. White wine pour. Some apples but not a lot going on here. Tangy finish. Tap at Summerfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1771) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Pours clear pale yellow with no head. Aroma is apple and slight bready yeast. Flavor is tart apple up front with sweet apple following along with some white wine flavors. Dry tart finish. Champagne bubbly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
snoworsummer (4691) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Can. Tastes like apple cider, sugary booze. Light body and low carbonation Smells like apple cider and malty booze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5978) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear whitish yellow. Aromas of light apples, light champagne. Tastes of apples, white wine, champagne, sugary notes. Light body with a dry finish. Not bad, pretty much your average easy drinking cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EvanFriend (477) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Sour apples are pretty much it here. First taste was good, gets more generic with every swig. OK, nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2015
On tap at Funk Brewery. Poured a clear yellow color with no head. Typical cider - sweet apples. Non offensive and on tap here for those who don’t want beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7313) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Draft at Right Proper. Poured a clear golden yellow color, mostly still. Aroma was light apples, touch of sweet and semi-sweet apple notes. Nothing crazy, perhaps a bit boring, but not bad.

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