beernovice39 (3140) - Montana, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pours a pale gold and a thin fizzy white head. Scent is apples. Taste is the same. Not something I really care for.
Wombata (456) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Not strongly aromatic but some Golden Delicious apple and pear.
Flavor: Light note of lemon chiffon, pear with green apple and mineral on the mid-palate. Finishes with Golden Delicious and mineral notes.
Comment: Dry. Would work well with sea food. Good value versus a Sauvignon Blanc.
svandyke (71) - USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle- Pours a very clear pale color with no head of which to speak. Slight smell of yeasty apples, but again, very slight. Taste is acidic with a very tart finish. A bit spiky while it rolls around the tongue. Champagne type, obviously much fliltered. Nice and light.
Tmoney99 (10816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Poured clear light pale color with a minimall head that diminished quickly with minimal lacing. Light green apple aroma. Light body with a thin smooth texture and soft carbonation. Light flavor of tart apple with a light sweet finish of short duration.
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Green Man Brewery, Asheville, NC. Pours a very pale yellowish color with no head. Has a fruity and slightly sweetish tart apple aroma. Fruity tart acidic apple flavor. Has a fruity tart sour apple finish.
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Lodge, Hilton Head. Nice appley tart aroma, crisp and juicy. Medium golden clear with no head. Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Starts tart and crisp, with refreshing acidity, juicy apple taste, and the right amount of sweet balance. Clean refreshing after.
CJWolfel13 (3) - - JUN 16, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 Picked up a Julian Hard Cider in one of their awesome 22oz bottles. The 1st thing that attracted me was the bottle but I was shocked by how fresh it tasted. It didn’t leave that slimy feeling in my mouth like a few other ciders and that 6.99% catches you by surprise. Was a pale and natural color and had a smooth and refreshing finish- I found a new favorite cider!
chillyice (14) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice light carbonated cider, perfect for a hot summers day. The freshness of the apples jump out of the bottle at you. This is not a heavy scrumpy type cider, but more a champagne style. Very refreshing.
BristleCone (1) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 23, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent apple cider, not to sweet, not to spritzy. Refreshing summer afternoon drink straight from the bottle. The alchohol rating is 6.99%
Jacq (1) - - MAY 23, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
light body, thin feel, fizzy, pale, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness.
I hate to say that I’m a fan of ciders because I tend to be so picky with them. Probably because I find most of them to be overpoweringly sweet. I’m more of an English cider girl with Strongbow setting the bar. Julian is in a class of it’s own. It’s about as far sweet as my palate prefers but it’s flavor is light and crisp and very drinkable - even for someone with a beer preference.