deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the 2013 Chicago Cider Summit. Pours a pale watery gold with a bubbly head and visible carbonation. Aroma has very dry apple, almost pear like. Flavor is extremely dry with apple and almost give a bit of a wine note.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with spare head and lacing. Aroma is fresh apples with light earthy and barnyard notes. Flavor is light apple with straw malt and a dry finish. Light body and carbonation.
drowland (4992) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12/30/12. Cool looking 750mL bottle from Grassroots Natural Market. Super clear golden, almost white-wine, pour with a fizzy off-white head that’s gone fast. Musty tart apple aroma and flavor that really hints at various off-dry white wines. Not bad.
KAggie97 (3530) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a lackluster chardonnay yellow with a weak nose of water apple and pear. Slight cheap white wine in there too. Flavor is watery apple with melon notes and watery white wine. There’s a weird gasoline essence in the finish. Lifeless on the tongue. Meh.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Extremely pale straw color. Aroma of subtle lemon and apple flesh. Taste is plain dilute apples.
unclemattie (3708) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
750mL bottle, capped. Pours clear, white color. White ring, lively carbonation. Very vinous aroma. Not much apple juice in the nose at all. Juice and Champagne yeast, that’s all. Taste is tart, some fruit. Flavor of apple skin. Very light bodied, thin texture. Not impressed at all. (3495)
durhambeer (2398) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle tasted at Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham. Definitely cooler label/design than the original Original Sin. Nose is Granny Smith apples, a bit sweet and one-note. The taste was sweeter and less dry than the original. Weird that this was made with champagne yeast. The original tasted more like it. Not worth it; simple, but drinkable.
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) very clear, effervescent, almost no head. Nose of funk, apple peel, sugar, smells pretty good. Taste is tart, apple skin, fermented apple, nice cider.
Drake (6497) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at Max’s. Pours a clear pale yellow color with no head. Aroma of dry apples and herbal notes. The taste is tart and grainy apples, sweet finish and very faint tannic notes. Medium bodied and crisp.
kidmartinek (2453) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2012
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Looks like champagne. Crisp cream color with tons of tiny bubbles. Smells nasty like white wine. Has some gumminess in the mouthfeel. Pretty much tastes nasty like cheap white wine. Nasty like old woman’s breath. I bought a cider not a charcrapdonnay.