maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Trader Joes - Short Pump on 04/16/2009. Clear very pale golden body with a small fizzy off-white head that rapidly diminishes. Sweet but slightly tart apple aroma. Dry apple flavor with a touch of tart. Medium light body with high carbonation.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Name: Newton’s Folly Granny Smith
Date: March 14, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear pale green, frothy head
Aroma: faint tart apple aroma
Flavor: light apple flavor, hint of crisp apple tartness
Overall: too mild
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 8/20
ChainGangGuy (4714) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, still, achromatic body.
Smell: There’s nothing quite like the tart-scented, Jolly Rancher-esque green apple aroma of mass-produced cider.
Taste: Tart, sugary sweet taste of concentrated green apples that develops a bit more tartness as you reach the drying finish. Nominal sulfite character. Simple and okay for one of these things.
Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Exceedingly low carbonation.
Drinkability: A small step below the Authentic Draft Cider. La Face Cachée de la Pomme Frimas, where are you when I need you?!
Nuffield (3997) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Lighter clear color, some green apple, both worse and better than the regular Newton Folly--better bite and distinctly Granny Smith, but also a bit more crass and artificial. Still, while no match for proper English cider, this is perfectly drinkable as hard cider.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear straw, very pale, lethargic carbonation. graphite and green apple nose, little plastic-y. Sweet, mostly clean finish, there’s apple flavor, but not much character. Very crisp.
Aggie80 (803) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clear almost perfectly clear with just a touch of gold to differentiate from water pour with some carbonation. Apple flavor undertones with a bit of acidic bite. Very refreshing.
dalekliz (907) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale gold with a white ring. Sparkly, tart apple aroma, with a hint of yeast. Taste is tart and sweet apples. Lingering tartness. Nice carbonation and very refreshing.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
[Bottle] Pours a nearly clear color with low carbonation. Tastes of tart apple juice. Sour finish and light mouthfeel. Rather bland. This is not a very good cider.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear with carbonation. Aroma of apples and spice, flavor of apples with a bit of tart, reminded me of a sour apple jolly rancher. Good finish.
CapFlu (5074) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a near clear, mildly carbonated. Nose of spice, milk and apple rind. Nice carbonation, tart front with smooth tonic finish. Average. 6/3/5/2/11