Frank (3098) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
For what it’s worth, I prefer the regular Newton’s Folly to this stuff. This is a bit low in flavor in comparison. It is a slightly greenish yellow in color and perfectly clear w/ no head whatever. It smells and tastes lightly of green apples w/ a very light floral note. To me, this is more tart than it is flavorful w/ really not much more than a light hint of apple skin in the finish for flavor. It goes down like cheap champagne which is good enough, I suppose, but good enough isn’t the same as good.
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not that great. Thin watery yellow pour with this faint off green tint. Super sweet and a bit over Don Webb on the tart apple flavor. Not bad at First but before long you just want it over with.
thornecb (4594) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours olive oil green into a shaker. No head. Sweet granny smith aromas. Crisp with sweet and sour granny smith upfront turning to a mellow, medium length apple finish.
DCLawyer (1559) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle->stem. Clear gold with no head, like a glass of chardonnay. Aroma and taste are tart apple juice. Nothing remarkable at all.
tgncc (2923) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is tart apples. The appearance is clear gold, no head. The flavor is tart apples, not much else. The finish is tart, bitter. Medium in body. It is what it is.
BeerFunGuy (776) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It has a great aroma of apples. It is a really light yellow. It almost has no color. It has a pleasing flavor and is smooth a refreshing. It tastes much like champagne.
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scotchzombie (373) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Like inexpensive white wine. Unobjectionable, but not my cup of tea. Or apples.
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MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dollar single from Trader Joe’s. Already certain of what is ahead of me, I’m not very eager. Having a decent bottle to sub in at the ready really helps work up your courage.
Ommegang anniversary glass. Clear, very pale, gold color. Barely
Smell is grapey sweet, a little white sugar, aerosol burn. Smells simply of white table wine.
Taste is unexpected. This is really acidic, very wine-y, woody, & only mildy tart. The regular Newton’s Folly had way more candy-like tartness. Still has that cheap/ugly apple wine booziness. Cider vinegar sweetness. Dry finish. A bit creamy in texture. Soft to moderate carbonation.
This is all apple wine. Not a fan of that kind of cider. The regular Newton’s Folly tastes somewhat like sour Granny Smiths, not this. Labeling mixup perhaps?
PorterPounder (5758) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s 12 oz bottle. Pours and almost clear light golden, quick bubbly head on the pour that quickly dissipates. Aroma has some very faint sour Granny Smith notes. Flavor is very mellow with some light Granny Smith sourness, a touch of club soda - not exactly loaded down with flavor. Mouthfeel is slightly artificial and dry. Passable.
Arayaga2 (1819) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Almost totally clear, like carbonated water. Not much aroma, and taste is standard sweet apple juice with light tartness. $2/12oz