auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2010 22oz Bottle at the brewpub. Aroma casts a slightly almost vinegar-like snap of clear, filtered apple cider. Plain apples. Pours an amazingly clear and pale peachy gold, with a faint wisp of perfectly white head. Flavor varies. First, some generic fermented cider and sulfites. Then a peculiar kind of aged apple skin, almost rotty and rubbery sensation that’s not entirely pleasing. Then a fade into a bit of biting metallic sensation. I’m not particularly enjoying this, but then I don’t drink many ciders or fermented beverages with sulfites. I did appreciate the sweetness level. It seemed rather dry, although my champagne-fancying thought it ebbed sweet but was just a touch away from being a perfect, apple version of champagne. She did happily quaff the entire bottle. I’m excited they’ve turned a local apple orchard into a cider element at Otto’s. So, keep up the work!
12oz Bottle - Semi-dry. Light and tart apple skin aroma. Pours crystal clear golden with a very slight peach hue. Flavor is crisp and alive. Bright fresh juice, greenish skin, vague tart acidity and some musky pith. Not particularly complex, but clean, dry and fresh with fantastic drinkability. A big improvement over the first bottles I tried.
LilBeerDoctor (3581) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle consumed at Otto’s Pub & Brewery. Pours a clear light yellow. Aroma of lots of apple and cinnamon. Flavor of tart apple, apple juice, lots of apple, with a dry finish. A tasty cider with plenty of apple and a nice balance of sweetness to dryness.
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Otto’s. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head that vanishes almost instantly. Vinuous apple on the nose, a hint of tartness. Starts of lightly sweet and dries out a touch but still retains some sweetness. Acid is light and delicate and mostly gets covered by caramel and green apple flesh. Soft acid into the finish.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bomber. Bright crisp apple aroma, fruity and clean with no off aromas. Cider aroma for me never seems to be that complex, and I don’t think this is, either. But it has a good aroma. Pale straw yellow, crystal clear with visible bubbles. No head. Medium to light body with medium carbonation. Light acidic burn. Nice clean cider, starts with a nice bit of fruity sweetness followed by lots of tart apple character. Light alcohol taste with some bitter dry notes. Refreshing and juicy.
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a bright clear pale yellow body with a small very fizzy white head that completely vanished. The nose is rather sweet apple juice with a touch of red apple skins. The flavor is indeed semi-dry, the sweetness dominates up front then dries out nicely towards the finish. Rather crisp and snappy with some nice apple skin notes. Light bodied and crisp with very fizzy efforvescent carbonation. Overall, not the most complex of beverages, but it’s rather easy drinking and without flaws.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle that my parents picked up for me at Otto’s in State College, PA...thanks guys! Pours a crystal clear, pale golden-yellow colored body with a finger-width, fizzy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing with a steady rise of carbonation in the glass. Aroma is apple juice and green apple cider with a bit of a tart champagne yeast. Crisp and mostly dry with a light sweetness. Flavor is solid. Much more of a dry, champagne character with a pleasant green apple cider characteristic. Light sweetness from the apple juice notes before this finishes dry, crisp, and moderately tart before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Light body and a moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid cider. Not overly complex, but I’m digging the dry, champagne-like tartness that the green apples present. A touch of sweetness to balance keeping this refreshing and enjoyable. Good one.
SudsMcDuff (7520) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on draft @ Otto’s brewpub, in the NeW location, in State College,PA .. . smells like a mild mead .. . medium sweetness .. . good apple-ness to it .. . light tartness .. . quite a nice cider
.. . . the pimp with the limp who loved to eat shrimp
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22oz bottle at Otto’s. Poured a very pale clear gold with a thin crackling head that disappeared in an instant. Smells of fresh apple juice, slightly tart. The flavor was crisp and dry, lots of fresh apple flavor, slight band-aid characteristic. I’ve only had a couple ciders so I’m no expert but this was half decent.
Naka (718) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bomber courtesy of Nate. Pours a very clear pale golden color with a very thin fizzy head that is gone in a couple of seconds. It looks more like pale sparkling wine than a cider. Aroma is very, surprise, apply with just a hint of spice. Some notes of the skins in there as well. Body is very nice and light. Completely refreshing with a lot of spritz. The flavor is relatively subtle. Chardonnay and apple juice with a very dry finish. Not much sweetness at all here, making it very drinkable.
dpjuart (1093) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden yellow with fizzy white head, quickly dissipating and effervescent. Smells like apple juice and old apple skins. Taste is apple, dry and champagne-like, mild earthy/dirty undertones. Pretty tasty.