BuckeyeSammy (612) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Disappointment.. Extremely light color, no head. Tangy apple flavor. Watery. "Champaign cider"
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow body with nearly no head. The aroma is lightly apple with some cherry cough drops. The taste has light Johnathon apples with some hints of honey behind that. While this is simple and not special, it is drinkable and refreshing. The finish is like peach flavored ice cream. Sweet finish.
TheBeerGod (6010) - 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 (3003) - 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 (3605) - 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 (1963) - 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 (5644) - 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.