Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured a lovely shade of pinkish orange with not much head. The aroma picked up tangy apple skins, pear, and a pinch of sweet tart.. seemed sweeter as it warmed up. The flavor found tart apple, pear, and lesser cherry skins on the front, with fairly sweet, crisp apple meat following.. finished with good balance between sweet and tangy. Light-medium bodied and engaging on the palate.. a bit skewed toward the sweet stuff, but still very tasty.
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
HAha a Saskatoon cidre, seems these little ambiguious fruits are all the rage in the easter part of michigan. It definitely adds a bright acidity to the cidre that is really nice.
Bill Becker (251) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This does a great job with foam and lacing,
The smell is enticing with the apples and some mild spicing, cinnamon me thinks..
Tasting proved worthy. An abundance of apple, light cinnamon spicy.
So drinkable and tasty .
unclemattie (4164) - Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Dark copper color. No fizz, just juice. Aroma of crabapples. Tart, full of rich apple blossom aromas. Some scent of bruised apples. Very syrupy texture. Tart apple skins flavor, rich tastes of well ripened apple meat. Very rich. Very flavorful. (4003)
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #923 - January 18, 2014 - 2 oz sample from Horizon. Clear, pale, fleshy pinky-yellow colour, fairly carbonated, bubbly foam dissipates rapidly. Aroma is caramelized apple, brown sugar, Palate is more of the same sweet notes, balanced by the dryness provided by the ripened fruit, mild saskatoon berry note and alcohol. Not boozy in the slightest though, very drinkable. Delicious.
roder60 (1283) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at a monthly beer club meeting - my buddies all gave the guy a hard time for bringing a cider to beer club, but personally my eyes lit up when I saw it and got to drink most the bottle myself as most found it not to their liking. Poured a nice amber color with small fizzy whitish head. Aroma a bit like a sweet balsamic vinegar - definite apple aroma but sweet and tangy. Flavor likewise similar. Get the sweet apples up front but then blends and balances nicely with the sour vinegary bacteria barnyard essence on the backend. Overall, great cider.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Bowery on one of my cider binges. New? Grab. ...Regret?
Rounded pint glass. Dark, clear, raspberry iced tea color. Nearly still.
Muted, earthy/yeasty, rich, muddled, elderberry/grape juice box nose.
Taste is a lot like sweetened dry blueberries. Earthy, dirty, browned, tart apple skin. Super sweet. Natural, but so damn rich.
Slightly acidic, low tartness. Nearly flat carbonation makes me feel defeated. Heavy. Flabby texture. Difficult.
Reminds me of some ugly cups of Ren Fair mulled wine.
ajnepple (2115) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared. Deep pink, red and cloudy with minimal head. Great aroma and flavor of apple, cinnamon, yeast, spices, caramel. An excellent cider.
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml brown bottle. Pinkish hued liquid with a fast fading white ring of foam on top and a trace of lacing in the glass. Nose has some apple and berry sweet notes and a bit of a winey tang. Taste is rich and fruity with some berry sweetness. Bit of tartness at the end. Full body, some medium carbonation keeps it from being too syrupy. Fairly enjoyable, but not quite as wild or dry as I was hoping for.
Ernest (6198) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Virtually no head. Body is medium amber. Aroma is notes of caramel, apple juice, tomato paste, apricot chutney, light note of plastic. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy carbonation. A non-serious, extremely syrupy sweet, fizzy, soda pop style cider. About as far from Normandy cider as it gets. Drain pour.
BrettTaylor (474) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a orange-brown color with white head. Aroma is strongly apple with a little bit of funk underneath and hints of spices even though there aren’t any - nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Taste is good rich apple flavor, brown sugar, a bit of graham cracker, overripe apple, and a bit of funk. This is one amazing cider!