bhensonb (14075) - 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). It’s tart, it’s pretty Granny Smith in flavor, but I’d say Woodchuck is more to the fruit. That aside, it finishes tart, dry and greenskin (with hints of sweetness). It is very good.
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from TJ’s Cincinnati. Poured light pale color with a small white head that diminished quickly with minimal lacing. Light aroma of apple. Light body with a thin texture. Flavor of tart apple with a light sweet finish. My expectations were met.
Drake (11767) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s in Short Pump, VA. Pours a very pale yellow... almost colorless. Crystal clear with lots of carbonation. Not much of an effort at a head. Aroma is tart, grainy apples. Taste is sweet apples with a tart finish. Thin bodied. Glad I cracked this first because I’m extremely thirsty, but that’s about as much good as it does.
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
slowrunner77 (10078) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strange - figured I’d like this one better than the original, but the tartness came across as fake tasting, ans this one was a bit of an overall miss for me.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pale yellow pour with a small white head. Sweet and tart apple with some pear. Not bad.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2011 Almost clear pour with a tart green apple aroma and a similar flavor with a bigger touch of sweetness and yeast. Meh.
PorterPounder (7315) - 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.
radagast83 (7301) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured clear, like a less carbonated club soda. My friend commented that it looked like water. It’s hard to tell if the light bulbs were what gave it a slight tint of pale pale pale yellow color or if it was really brewed like that. Alcohol is completely hidden. Flavor is, well a bit tart, granny smith like, but it’s mostly like one of those zero-calorie flavor waters you can get. Completely inoffensive, so it has at least one thing going for it.
Suttree (6071) - 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.