LinusStick (2869) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím a sucker for cider, I must admit. Iím not knowledgeable enough about the genre to know good from bad, so to me, they are all delicious and this is no exception. Aroma was a little weak. Slight ginger and applesauce. Pour was a beautiful orange/pink color with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste was bright fresh apple. Not overly sweet and not too dry. Somewhat thick for a cider. Light spritzy carbonation. Glad I picked this up!
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample courtesy of BiiruBierBeer, thanks Charles. It has a clear copper body. The aroma is nice with apple sweetness, nectar sweetness, apple slices and a touch of earthy apple notes. The taste is smooth and sweet and has a nectar richness to the apple thatís going on with this experience. Well off in the background is a thin murmur of earthy sort of fruity apple. Solid.
BiiruBierBeer (179) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet apple smell. Perfect apple cider texture. Nice sweet baked apple taste that I really enjoyed.
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold color, white head. Delicious. Great sweet-tart flavor. Nice body, absolutely an apple lovers cider.
popery (1433) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty stuff. Itís a deep hazy amber with a smallish white head. Pretty good staying power to those bubbles. Sweet floral apple aroma. Some lemon. A mild spice note - seems holiday-ish, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc., but itís quite faint and nowhere near overwhelming the fruit. The taste is fairly sweet but stays away from cloying territory. Interesting sour, acerbic twang towards the end, which I donít entirely love, but it gives some extra character. Light, sweet, floral apples. Creamy carbonation. Light on the palate. Finishes a bit drier, though sugar persists. Iím really enjoying this stuff. Itís light but flavorful and packs a fun and interesting character.
crossovert (7565) - 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 (356) - 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 (4220) - 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 (1285) - 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 Polotmavż 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.