badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From JK. Clear "color". Sweet apple aroma and taste. A little sugary. Very thin.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2008
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From the Trader Joeís in Orland Park, IL - Hardly any color to this. It looks much like melted yellow snow except for the narrow ring of fizz around the top. Itís got an aroma of apple skins and tin. Very carbonated and gassy. The flavor presents more apple than the aroma, but not much. More of the skins and metal. The finish is sugar coated tin. They did this on purpose?
DTM (747) - Winters, California, USA - APR 7, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a big fan. Way to sweet and overly carbonated. I guess for a cider its not bad, but Iíll stick with beer.
DaveTheC (1) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2008 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From Trader Joeís - like drinking apple flavored water. Maybe I just donít get it. Very fizzy.
joet (1991) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
was hoping for some authentic cider flavors here. just a little bit of real apple tannins. I want about 1000 times more. As it is itís not horrible and you can tell thereís something here just not in spades. More earthy and tannic character and about the same aroma as our local Ace cider. a Point for some texture.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
not much to it but its not bad. crisp and drinkable. good with whiskey, better with apple jack.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up at Trader Joes (thankfully just one bottle). Looks like carbonated water with a hint of yellow and a white head that leaves quickly. The aroma is lightly sour with some stale apple and crackers. Medium / thin body thatís crisp with sharp carbonation. The flavor begins as watery apple juice with no real granny smith flavors. Not very sour at all, a bit of staleness and somehow noticeable abv even at 5%. Fair.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is not bad but not exceptional. Why? Because it is weak. The color and scent is right, but the taste is just watery. Now it is a clean drink, and not objectionable in any way but I wanted to taste it more. What was hinted at was very good.
bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Green bottle from Trader Joes. Nice, tart Granny Smith skin aroma. Pale pear juice color (but clear) with no bubbles at all. Medium body with slightly fizzy carbonation (but no bubbles). Itís tart, itís pretty Granny Smith in flavor, but Iíd say Woodchuck is more to the fruit. That aside, it finishes tart, dry and greenskin (with hints of sweetness). It is very good.
IrishBoy (3687) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from trader Joes; Nose of tart apples, just like the Granny Smiths wy wife uses for her homemade apple pie. Wish i had a piece to eat with this. Very pale gold with medium sized bubbles; Good tart cider with the flavor of Granny Smith apples! Excellent!