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 (6909) - 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 (2048) - 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
Aurelius (4919) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very, very pale - looks like perry. Squat, west coast longneck - brown, not the green pictured. Pleasant, greenish apple aroma with very very light vinegar. Twangy, light vinegar, moderately sweet. Apple and nothing else. Light body.
AndyW68 (1336) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extremely pale clear yellow.Aroma is Apple. Taste is Apple.a little sweet, a little sour. Descent.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasantly surprised with this cider. It was crisp and clear, medium body and very smooth. Good tart flavor of Granny Smith.
tnkw01 (1678) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden color, tiny bubbles. Sweeter than I thought it would be. Not very tart considering it comes from a granny smith. Aroma is a cross between a dry wine and apple juice. Not bad for what it is. Graded lower because of the tartness factor.
Stuedmaster (344) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This cider is best when it’s very cold, otherwise it has kind of a winey aroma and flavor. It’s nearly as good as the ’Woodchuck Granny Smith Cider, but a better price. It has a nice clean, sour apple flavor and a crisp finish. Very refreshing, good for drinking mass quantities.
Suttree (5856) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells nice. Hard to mess up the aroma of a cider. Make it smell like apples. Easy. Taste is...well, sure, apples, but nothing else. No body, no depth of flavor. Just...apple juice. Very sweet juice.
Nik925 (783) - USA - SEP 29, 2012
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Another Trader Joes "hey, why not, it is a buck" pick up. Granny Smiths are tasty. Cider is tasty. What could go wrong. Aaaaaannnddd. Even the aroma is dirty. Taste and palate are kinda there, almost. You can tell this is a tart-ish apple. Also, I am comparing this to homemade, champagne yeast fermented, home brew cider. But alas, this is crap. Points given where I could. It is, what it is. As is life.