Beershine (5181) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Uber-clear and uber pale like juiced straw. No head but sparkling appearance. Apples are pronounced strongly in the aroma with lots of fermented skin overtones. Insipid mouthfeel is thin, fizzy, and watery. No flavor, barely even apple soda, thankfully. Vapid.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Apple juice aroma, slightly musty. Pours clear blonde with a white head. Sweet apples with some apple skins, very sweet with an acidic finish. Not much going on here.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Very pale straw. Dead flat...what is this? Light apple and glue aroma. Quite spritz, with a vague plasticy apple note. Quite tart in the finish, from added acids. One of the worst ciders I’ve ever had.
nodine (2) - Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2008 does not count
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This beverage pours with a light fizzy head that burns off quickly. Resembles sparkling apple juice more than hard cider. Detect an aroma of pears with a barely discernable hint of apple cider vinegar (go figure). Pleasant initial flavor but left a sour finish in my mouth. The level of carbonation diminshed the experience for me as well. An inferior hard cider for my money.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[923-20071206] Tap @ Meg OíMalleys. Faint apple aroma hints at dirt. Clear, pale yellow body with no head. Sweet sweet leafy apple flavour. Light body. Average.
obguthr (3320) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perry-like apple aroma, slightly doughy and almost buttery. Clear, light golden color. Fantastic balance and even tastefully salty. Hearty for a cider. Fair amount of carbonation. Listed ABV of 4.6% is suspect; mine seemed considerably less potent. Highly recommended.
ChainGangGuy (4239) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: Pours a quite clear bo--ah, heck, it just looks like white wine.
Smell: Fleeting apple scent before it drifts off into white wine territory. It seems the only thing "hard" about this hard cider, is finding the cider in it.
Taste: Brief, moderately sweet apple flavor before the whole thing goes white wine on ya. Finishes acidic.
Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Manages to by both syrupy AND spritzy.
Drinkability: Perhaps not the best way to spend $1.29.
Rosewood (2) - USA - MAY 13, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If you are looking for a dry hard cider, this is the deal. It has the taste, color and finish of the stuff that I used to get in the pubs in England. A total pleasure to drink.
argo0 (11128) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12oz bottle) Quickly dissipating white head atop clear pear juice body, slightly sparkling. Aroma is moderately sweet, green apple, light white wine. Taste is medium sweet, apple juice, light white wine, pear juice. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drinkable but not very interesting. Golden and well carbonated, itís got a slightly tart, fresh apple aroma which is reflected in the flavor. Slightly acidic finish.
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