wedgie9 (2585) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tasted on 1/22/14 from a capped 12oz bottle. Pours light bronzed yellow with an average white head that quickly dissipates to a thin collar of lace. The nose is sweet with some caramelly nuttiness, some cheesy yeast, and alcoholic heat. The flavor is the same artificial tasting caramel apple, butterscotch, and sweet alcohol. The body is medium with fizzy carbonation and a short cheesy butterscotch finish.
CardsPackHawks (172) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pleasant apple aroma. However, nut much more to say. Artificial apple fizz flavor. Was part of a variety pack, the other offerings are better.
arn8897 (288) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours gold with a white head. Aromas of apple obviously. Taste like apple candy. Very sweet. Thin palate. Little lacing in the glass. Overall not impressed.
blipp (7895) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear gold. Sweet apple and lingering candy sugar sweetness. Juicy sweet finish. No spices or acidity or anything interesting. Just lightly carbonated apple juice. Not bad.
drowland (7798) - Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
9/25/14. 12oz bottle from Winn Dixie. Chugging this badboy straight from the bottle because I can. Looks brown, I’m guessing not much head. Sickly sweet apple aroma... Jolly Rancher almost. Sweet, apple juice aroma. Sweet flavor, basically tastes like bubbly apple juice only sweeter with a caramel tinge. Ugh.
Earlier Rating: 7/16/2013 Total Score: 2.4
Haha... I had this awhile back at the Jax Beer Fest, took notes, but didn’t bite on rating it because I wasn’t sure if it was allowed. Leave it to PorterPounder to add it on up! Anyway, golden brown pour, fizzy off-white head that’s gone instantly. Sweet, sweet apple juice aroma and flavor, too much spritz, too much sugar, and lots of apple. Meh.
Frank (3892) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This claims to be some sort of ale but pretty much tastes like a standard issue soda-pop style apple cider. It looks like a glass or apple juice and smells like green apple Runts. This is maybe a little sweeter and more full bodied than the standard crappy American cider but otherwise pretty much right in line w/ Woodchuck or anything like that. It just kind of tastes like carbonated apple juice w/ slightly exaggerated tartness. This doesn’t taste outright bad but it definitely cloys a great deal only halfway through the glass. Not exactly a world class beverage at least from where I’m at.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dinky little can from a Kroger. Pours a clear pale amber color with a fizzy head that instantly fades. Aroma of tart artificial apples. The taste is the same. Thin-medium bodied, artificial. As expected. 8400th rating. Oops.
Earlier Rating: 7/5/2013 Total Score: 1.9
Bottle from a Kroger. Pours a clear amber color with a fizzy white head that fades quickly. Aroma of sweet, grainy apples and a faint sweaty sock thing. The taste is sweet and tart apples, not quite artificial but very candy-like. Thin bodied. Not a good cider, even by the macro cider standards.
slowrunner77 (9392) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wondferful natural apple aroma, but after that it kinda falls flat. Too light, too thin, doesn’t taste as good as the nose would have you beleive. Oh well. Not like I expected much.
b3shine (7858) - Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to half-pint. Looks decent; a fairly transparent apple juice with thin white head that quickly dissipates entirely. Smells like apple juice. Tastes like it smells, but lively due to carbonation. It exceeded my expectations.
Chudwick (2734) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8oz can into tall taster glass - red apple and champagne yeast. Apple juice. Sweet. Easy to drink but no bud light lime apple-ahhh-rita.
Janieromine (1) - Hamilton, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
For a hard cider this is good. Not as sweet as most ciders and lower on calories. A good beer alternative for those who have to restrict wheat intake. As a recent gluten free person this is one of the best ciders I have tasted. Nothing like a beer taste but a good cider taste.