JStax (3379) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour. Very pale yellow. Nearly looks like water. Sort of spicy and nearly tart in the aroma. A little on the sweet side.
Block (1625) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one at the New Day tasting room. A really nice contrast to some of the meads. Heavy flavor of apples with a nice sweet finish.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the New Day Bar (Indianapolis, IN). First visit. Great visit! Pours a firm chardonnay hue, gentle haziness and glow overall. A mellow frothy whitish ring atop laces small, sticks around small. Aromas are apple, a faint touch of funk. Mellow honey, bit of spicy cider feel but on the lower end. Some apple skin, gentle sweetness, earth. A kiss of honey, sweetness. Initial is fuzzy and well carbonated up front, some tart apple, quickly moving into a creamy sweet middle. Gentle honey, honeycrip apples give a touch of body and respite. Backend moves quickly back to a tart backend, dry and apple tartness, Granny Smith returns. A bit spicy, dry. Some jabs of sweetness from that mellow honey addition at times. Definitely effects the body a bit. Finish is a bit fuzzy, tart, dry and apple driven, a touch earthy. Pretty solid. The bit of sweetness gives a touch of body and bit of respite in the middle. Upping the complexity a touch. Gold Rush is still more my thing, but this is a very nice and well constructed cider.
queenholly (3067) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ meadery. Sweet floral honey and light ripe apple aroma. Clear pale yellow, no head per usual for cider. Sweet floral honey, ripe musty apple, and light alcohol flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
DrSilverworm (7773) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample on tap at the meadery. Clear body, sort of colorless. Just a very pale yellow hue. Minimal white head. Medium body. Good light crisp carbonation. Lightly sweet taste. Bit of tart. Light cinnamon. Baked apples. Solid. I just prefer my ciders a bit less sweet.
b3shine (6149) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a transparent light gold with thin white lacing. Smells and tastes of sweet apples with a good mouthfeel. Solid cider.
thedm (5001) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled cider from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of frothy fine to large sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a uncarbonated transparent light yellow colored body. The weak aroma was of green apples. The mouth feel was nicely tingly at the start and at the finish. The yummy flavor contained notes of green apple cider. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mostly transparent white wine pour, relatively nice lacing...white grapes and semi-tart apples, apple skins and honey on the backend... Medium carbonation mostly sweet with apples and honey. Solid flavor but ni\ot as crisp and clean as the Johnny chapman. Lighter bodied with semi-active carbonation.