muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle from Winooski Beverage in Winooski, VT (May 2008), served just above fridge temperature from a Chouffe tulip. Very slight fizzy head dies quickly, some bubble action continues in the pale faintly cloudy gold body for a while....nose is nice, very fresh apple juice, hint of tartness, but little complexity or farmhouse character....and body is more or less the same, much sweeter than a traditional English or French-style cider, if more "real" tasting than the typical Woodchuck soda versions....towards the finish there are hints of alcohol and some interesting mineralic notes, but overall this is simple and unsophisticated and only a slight step above those ciders sold in 6-packs that it seems to be trying to distance itself from.
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Marciero. Cloudy orange-gold with lace. Warm apple nose, almost baked. Lightly acidic. Rather sweet and fruity but with a good acidic balance. Great.
Lemke10 (824) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a murky golden yellow color with a slight bit of carbonation. The aroma is that of fermented apple cider. The taste is sweet, easy with hints of cinnamon and caramel. Sweet and juicy but not as BIG and SWEET as other ciders like Angry Orchard. Worth trying if they sell this in your neck of the woods.
luttonm (2419) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz in Seattle. Darker clear orange. Somewhat funky and earthy aroma. Juicy red apple with a lot of sweetness. Some tart apple finish. Nice enough.
OldMrCrow (1941) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from the Beer Authority.
Deep golden pour. Strong apple nose with almost a pie spice thing going on, flavor is intensely sweet, red apple, caramel. Entirely drinkable but definitely on the juice side, sweeter than Iíd like. Limited carbonation further contributes to that impression.
Chuckaduck (666) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 11/8/14. Pours translucent straw with a thin, barely-there white head. Aroma is apples galore, sweet, cider. Taste is really nice; apples for days, subtle hint of funk and sour, some caramel and toffee, hint of spice, touch of syrup; otherwise, apples all day, every day. Mouth feel is oily, medium-full and rich. Medium-low carbonation. Light lacing. No discernible alcohol. Really quite tasty.
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Upon opening a sour apple blast hits the nose, but immediately fades to a light twang in the background/ Lightly sweet, dry and solid across the board. Was hoping to challenge the barreled ciders, which it did not, but it was nice. Top 5-10 in style. "
cmacklin (304) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange gold with no head. Sweet aroma of apples. Sweet flavour of apples, yeast and a light tartness with a dry, mildly acidic finish. Medium body with a smooth, oily texture and flat carbonation.
TATE (306) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cohillís. Pours a golden color with no head and fruity flavor. This is a very smooth cider. Ciderís arenít my favorite but this was very good. Maybe a touch too sweet for my taste but very hard to believe this is 6%, there was no trace of alcohol in it, very refreshing.
UnsofistaCat (238) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The best cider on Earth from my sweet home state. Little barn yard mixed with the freshest tasting apple taste ever. If I had one very mild complaint it would be that it could be a tiny tiny tiny bit less sweet.
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber given to me by my Sargent. Pours a hazy pale straw color with a tiny fizzy white head. Aroma of sweet and tart apples, white grapes, and a hint of vinager. Taste is flat and sweet. Lots of sweet apples, pear juice, white grapes, sugar, and a hint of yeast.