j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with my wife. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Spicy and vibrant on the nose, yeast with a bit of funky apple and a sweet orange note. Medium-bodied, a bit on the sweet side but it’s balanced beautifully by the orange zest tones and bright acidity. Bright orange acidity into the finish, lingering sweet apple. Really interesting stuff, quite enjoyed this.
MicroGrog (302) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Bowery. Pint glass. Neighborhood kids cleared me out of candy, & I’m desperate for something sweet.
Clear, but muddled, dull gold, active body. Lingering sliver of whitewash head.
Smell is bright & strong, like a screwdriver made with Minute Maid-ish orange juice concentrate. Just barely a hint of apple juice & scorched sugar in the background.
Taste is sweet upfront, but more so tart(& even sour), with lots of orange juice/oil. Lingering orange/apple juice box blend. A lot like a mimosa. Feels bigger then 4.5%. Spiked punch. Not super sweet. Subtle tannic thing right at the end. Moderately strong, supple carbonation. Heavy citric acid burn.
Probably overdid it with the orange peel. Just. A. Bit.
milewide (1363) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruit aroma and taste beyond the usual apple cider. Slightly cloudy amber color with modest head. A ton of flavor for a 4.5% ABV brew!
thornecb (4101) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a shaker. White head crackles and recedes to hug rim. Pit fruit and apple aromas. Sweet apples and toasty raisins front to back. Dry lasting finish.
GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
651mL from La Bodega. $6. Really excited to try the newest creation from one of my favorite cideries. Pours sparkling straw colored with hefty champagne carbonation. Nose is bit odd- comes across exactly like white sangria. There is a fruit punch flavor in there mixed with sparkling white wine. Taste is the same. Certainly not bad, but so similar to white sangria that you are missing the apple component. Palate is a bit too acidic for me instead of juicy and slightly sugary.
michaelinwa (551) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden color, soft carbonation, very little aroma. Taste is sweet apples and oranges, not overly sweet. The citrus notes are pronounced, and make this taste fairly unique. Very easy to drink, interesting; nice. Worth having again.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Golden with small head. Sweet and tart apple with mild yeastiness. Big robust flavor. Very nice cider.
weihenweizen (1482) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a white wine glass. Pours slightly hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is orange, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is citrus (mostly orange) and nice apple. Refreshing, easy to drink, semi-sweet, and just plain good.
SrSilligoose (3089) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite different than the other almar orchard cider I tried. Fresh complex. Lemongrass and freshly sliced apples. Dryer. Easy drinkin. Fun
brokensail (9828) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden orange pour with a small layer of white foam. Nose of sweet apple juice, orange, and sugar. Fairly sweet, some yeast, green apple, lemon, and grape. The flavor is sweet and a bit sugary. Candied apples and oranges. Grape juice, some yeast, and a hint of lemon.