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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 6.99%
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The Julian Hard Cider recipe originates from 1670 colonial America and is comparable to the finest British ciders. Unlike many “impostor” hard ciders on the market, it is easy to have more than one pint of Julian Hard Cider as we do not use concentrated apple Juice or additives which leave the drinker with a lingering sugary film and after-taste. Why is Julian Hard Cider the choice of true cider lovers? We have only one ingredient… the freshest apples in the world! Our cider is lightly carbonated with tartness, acidity and a clean dry finish, enabling it to stand firmly on its own or compliment your favorite meal. At Julian Hard Cider, we invite EVERYONE to put our hard cider alongside the best in the world, as we painstakingly strive to build our fan base one drinker at a time.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle from Sprout’s: Poured into my glass as a crystal clear liquid that appeared as if it were Sprite or 7-UP, and created a small development of fizzy head similar to the for mentioned sodas. In the nose, there is a noticeable presence of alcohol and a generous sweetness attributed to the apples used in this organic cider. Also, the aroma smells a lot like apple Jolly Ranchers once I took a deep whiff. The flavor is initially sweet then goes into a tangy tart and bitter taste. Mostly, the flavor is dominated with apples and the most minor taste of vinegar, perhaps apple cider vinegar? Tangy with a background of sour green apple making this a well respected apple cider and extra credit points from being from the beautiful mountains of Julian.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ryecatcher (821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bomber. Pours the color of watered down ginger ale (actually, strike that... ginger ale looks like porter by comparison). Nose is um... cidery. This is dry and unremarkable, with metallic notes at the end. I do like cider, but this is the most boring one I’ve had -- bland, uninspired and overpriced.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
shigadeyo (3075) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

7/13/2011: Julian Hard Cider... Aroma: Faint apple with a touch of floral honey. Appearance: What the hell? It looks like carbonated water! Lots of bubbles clinging to the glass; barely any detectable hue of color (super, super, super pale yellow, but mostly reminds me of a frosty white); well-carbonated, big fast bubbles. Flavor: Pretty much starts out like water with a faint touch of yeasty apple in the middle; floral and Reisling notes in the finish. Palate: Super light; surprisingly not much carbonation (it all just kind of dissipates at the cider sits); soft. Overall: Wow, this is BARELY cider!

22 fl. oz. silk screened bottle (6.99% Alc. by Vol.). Rating #91 for this cider.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Pours a silverish gold with little head. Smells of apples. Taste is try. Not as sweet as most other ciders. Refreshing and better than the other more common American apple ciders

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Aroma is nice with a cider vinegar, and golden delicious sweet apple. Pours unnervingly clear with decent carbonation. Taste is nice with a tart green apple, pear, and slight white wine. Clean finish. Very refreshing like a dry riesling.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
spittle8 (114) - - JUN 1, 2013
Poured from a bottle, San Diego (locally sourced). Funky apple aroma. No real head, pours as clear as Mexican water. Not nearly as heavy and sweet as most ciders, very little fructose relatively speaking. The apple flavor is fairly sour, with a bit of funkiness that is rather pleasant. Very drinkable cider that you could pound, and it is 7% ABV so it will get you on queer street faster than an Albanian midget on rollerblades.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9460) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Tap @ Scrumpy’s Fort Collins. Pours a clear, very light yellow appearance with little head. Sweet light pear, apple juicy, tangy nose. Sweet and fairly tartapple, a touch spicy flavor. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (193) - West Hartford, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bomber into water glass. Very pale almost like watered down ginger ale. Granny Smith nose. In the mouth quite dry. Apple flavor as expected, without a lot of sugar. Finishes short and a bit tannic. Not the most complex of ciders, but I really like that it?s not sweetened. Farnaum (sp?) Hill is better, but not distributed where I am so this is probably the best I’m getting locally.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mnmike (1038) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Run of the mill half hearted version of a hard cider. Strong acid and tartness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1402) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
This bottle has been kicking around my fridge for three years. Pours a clear, light yellow. Aroma is light, dry apple with slight tart. Taste is apple with a dry, champagne-type alcohol flavor and dry tart. Clean mouthfeel. Seems okay but I’ve not had too many ciders.


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