BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, and don’t ask me why. Always great to see a laundry list of ingredients on the side of a label that are not apples and yeast. Pours with a perfectly clear deep golden yellow (food coloring?) hued body with a few large bubbles. Aromas are of jolly ranchers, candied apple, tons of sugar and artificial acid. Cloyingly sweet. Lightly spicy character. Flavors are equally sweet, artificial tangy acidity but yet not enough to even come close to balancing the sweetness. Next to no tannic structure. Medium full bodied, lively carbonation. I might be a bit harsh, as this is not nearly the worst cider I have, but this is still pretty much the definition of an alcopop, and it really bothers me that most of the "ciders" one finds on shelves are like this. Cloyingly sweet and mind numbingly dumbed down.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz from make your own sixer .. . pours a simple gold .. low head, almost no lacing .. . simple red apple from a blender .. . light mouth.. . i could chug a keg of this but is a very empty cider .. . . why does everyone assume i just sit on the couch all day and do nothing!?! i prefer a recliner..
PorterPounder (4941) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 11.2 oz bottle. Sparkling medium golden pour, light white head. Sweet Golden Delicious apple aroma. Flavor is crisp and sweet with some Gala apples, a touch of pear sweetness. Mouthfeel is crisp and has a nice spritz to it. Pleasantly surprised.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh, sweet, slightly astringent Red Delicious aroma. Clear, pale lager color. Bad can. Sweet, fresh apples - not a baked flavor, crisp and mild astringency. Medium mouth. Sweet aftertaste. Nothing fancy, but enjoyable. I was pleasantly surprised. Some minit mart or another.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle. Commencement is quite good, friendly and easy. Apply fer sure, kind of sweet compared to mikes other dry cider. Yes, not dry at all. Sweet, will appeal to those who do no like beer. Goes down way to easy, hides alky content well. Fun stuff. Typical American sweet hard cider. Finish has no ill effects at all.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Canned from some gas station. Lightly sweet flavor. Some crisp apple flavor, but also some off flavors. Typical for a cheap cider.
queenholly (2413) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweet commercial apple juice aroma. Clear gold, no head per usual for cider. Sweet tart commercial apple juice flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation. Not bad for a macro, but not really all that dry, as the label claims.
jmagnus87 (2031) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark gold with an amber hue. Aroma of fresh red and green apples. Taste is light sweet and medium sour. Mostly granny smith with a dose of fuji. Light bodied with a thin texture. Fizzy carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not bad. A little syrupy but enjoyable.