crossovert (7886) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
355ml bottle. I am convinced that this is Woodchuck Amber Draft Cider. It is a sweet and crappy cider.
Frank (3016) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Trader Joe’s exclusive by the brewers of Woodchuck. If I don’t seem excited about this, it’s because I am not. This said, for what it is, it is a decent tasting cider of the soda-pop variety. I have had a couple dozen of these in the last few months and I am actually starting to like them. Call it Stockholm syndrome, I guess. This one amber--a shade darker than apple juice, most likely due to added coloring--and completely headless aside from a few bubbles when first poured. It smells and tastes like apple juice like all these things too but this is at least on the dry side for the style and crisp carbonation keeps it drinkable. It finishes w/ some light floral notes on the tongue and a bit of tea-leaf astringent characters. A lot of these new ciders are just total garbage, over sweet and disgusting, but I can see why a person might want to drink this.
umich03jm (2169) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours golden-copper with some minor fizzy bubbles. Aroma is a generic apple smell. Tastes like apple cider but a little watered down. Fairly sour and tart. Nearly flat carbonation. Not bad but just feels like something is missing.
thornecb (4532) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep clear amber into a shaker. Still. Mild apple aromas. Soft with mildly tart apple front to back. Not bad - nothing really negative to say other than it’s a little sweet and not very exciting.
DCLawyer (1554) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->stem. Light brown-copper with faint rim of white bubbles. A: apples and honey. T: sweet and slightly tart aplles, with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Ok.
RedSox2004 (1323) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear orange amber, no head or lace. Crisp apple tartness throughout, nice clean finish. Very refreshing.
scotchzombie (367) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cider beer is not my thing, and I've had better. Still, it's easy to drink and refreshing. Apple juice that gets you drink. Guess that's AOK.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of a bottle at my parent’s house. Tastes light, crisp, juicy apple, very sweet. Pretty nice and drinkable.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dollar single from Trader Joe’s. $3 pack of naturally cured bacon. $2 box of granola. $5 1.5lb dark chocolate bar... That’s all that’s worth buying here right?
Ommegang anniversary glass. Unusually dark, clear, bright, active, amber/copper body. Suspect lingering rings of lace as it swirls around the glass.
Smells of assorted Jolly Ranchers, 7-Up, apple-scented aerosol, cider vinegar, artificial vanilla. Just artificial in general.
Taste is Sweetarts candy, sour apple skin, woodchips, ugly/cheap wine-y alcohol. Slightly creamy texture. Big, sizzling carbonation.
This has Woodchuck’s stink all over it. I thought TJ’s put serious thought into every item the sold. Lies!
PorterPounder (5703) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium copper pour, bubbly white head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma has a hint of fresh golden delicious apples. Flavor has a nice tartness to it, plenty of apple goodness. Finishes with some nuttiness Crisp mouthfeel. Quite refreshing.