TheBeerGod (5597) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a champagne color with only a foam ring on the surface. Aroma is apple and semi-sweet. Almost smells like a a apple juice and champagne blend. Taste is apples but not sweet or alcoholic. Light tartness and very mild overall. Body is light-medium with not a lot of carbonation. Ends with more apple but seems less of a cider and more of one of those fake champagnes you used to drink as a kid on News Years Eve.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, never had a cider before... and now I have. Pours a very very clear and pale yellow with just the subtlest suggestion of a loose film of a head. I don’t even drink apple juice this pale. Smells like a slightly tart all natural apple juice. Not as full and rich as apple cider. Perhaps a bit of strong cheese in the back? Real Parmassian reggiano. Very thin body, but not completely terribly water with a bit of a fizz. Sweeter than I though it’d be with some slightly tart apple and that weird cheese aspect up front. Definitely slightly reminiscent of champagne. Tartish apple in the middle over a rather big sweetness. Lingering champagne flavor. dry finish. Okay... maybe I need to try some of these ice ciders, but I think I might be done with ciders otherwise.
DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/frankf Liquors, Frankfort. The pourer kept describing this as a "champagne" cider. And actually he’s not too far off the mark (though I doubt it was actually bottle a la champaignoise). A light straw cider color. Smell is a little bit like a white Andre. A sweet fizzy taste, not too sweet, balanced by just a little apple tart.
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GWBF 2007. Pours a very pale straw gold with a fizzy, airy, white head that quickly fizzed away. Pleasant aroma of apples. Flavor was apples, not too tart, not too sweet. Well carbonated and light on the palate.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours perfectly clear straw. Nose is mild sweet apples and pretty clean. Flavor is a tangy apples that is good, but the tang is a bit too high I say. Could be a bit smoother IMO. Feel has a decent carbonation to it that kind of attacks the mouth. Drinkable indeed, but the little nuances of this one put it a few steps behind others.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a clear champagne color with no head. aroma is light sour and sweet apples. has a light body with no lacing but good carbonation. flavor is a balance between sweet and sour apples. a little thin but the apples stay with you in the aftertaste and there was no alcohol detected. not to bad of a cider. could use at least some kind of head and lacing and a little more apples thrown in to make the aroma and flavor a little more powerfull. but i am no expert in hard ciders this being my third in my lifetime. kind of has the taste and mouthfeel of a middle of the road champagne made with apples instead of grapes.
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light straw with minimal white head / Sweet, candied fruit nose / Light body, effervescent, with decent finish / Moderately sweet, fresh and slightly candied flavors of banana (circus peanuts), pear, and green apples / A very pleasant, simple, and fresh cider.
obguthr (4689) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extremely baby foodish aroma of pears and apples. Color is almost as clear and colorless as water, with a slight lime green tint. Clean cider taste, good alcohol masking.
ChainGangGuy (4559) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2010 Appearance: Pours a clear, suspiciously colorless body with virtually no head.
Smell: Sweet-smelling aroma of apples with a shot of white grape juice.
Taste: Mildly sweet Granny Smith apple flavor. Fairly tart throughout. Slight dryness on the fizzy finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Quite effervescent. Watery.
Drinkability: Nearly indistinguishable from a Zima or Smirnoff Ice.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice cider than pours ligh straw with heavy notes of sweet apple. The palate s more sweet than tart but you do get a hint of tartness on the finish.