wlajwl (4058) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is fruit, slightly perfumed apples and a hint of artificial sweetness. The flavor is apples, band-aid, mild sweetness and a medium tart finish.
CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very pale & perfectly clear with a lot of medium sized bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.
The aroma is dominantly of tart apples, it’s got some clay & light wet limestone. It’s sweet smelling, but it’s far far from apple soda, in fact it’s got a lot of elements I look for in a nice cider bouquet.
The flavor is fairly sweet, but not horribly so. It’s dominantly red apple with a mild tartness. The minerallity lingers in a very pleasant way. Definitely not complex, but very drinkable cider in and of it’s self.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single from New Beer Distros. Restocked cider shelf. Yay! 11.9oz bottle. Huh? Fluted Tulip.
Clear, bubbly, 14k gold body.
Ticklish nose. Smells of bittersweet, slightly sharp, cooked apples. Straw, table sugar, coarse skin.
Taste is mostly sweet & mild, with an underlying cooked apple/caramelized sugar richness to it. Middling bitterness. Soft acid, light tartness. Drying oak on the finish. Not too hostile sulfites. A bit slick. Not too bubbly.
On the better side of six pack ciders. Somewhat flabby & probably too sweet, but a decent option at $10/4pk.
jcnielsen (2265) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a yellow color with white head. 100% apple juice, 0% compromise. Kinda Blah.
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle with friends. A light clear yellow appearance with a tiny white head. Pure apple juice, lightly spicy aroma. Just tastes like apple juice as well. Hard to tell it’s a hard cider.
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ AirBNB Palace. Clear golden pour with a small white head. Caramel, tart apple, and sweet juice on the nose. A touch of sugar, vanilla, and more apple juice. Flavor is sweet apple juice, caramel, and vanilla. Lots of sweetness with just a subtle apple tartness.
irishsean (2) - - SEP 28, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent cider, not a lot of depth but good apple taste. An easy intro cider for someone not used to it.
tnkw01 (1185) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The best cider I have ever had. Pale gold wine like color. Aroma is of a bushel of apples. Taste is like biting into a tasty crisp apple. Love it.
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pasty blond, virtually no carbonation. Apple juice nose--like the stuff bought at the big box grocery store. Body has a bit more apple bite to it and some carbonation and life. Apple juicy and refreshing. Does not seem remotely alcoholic. Clean and enjoyable.
LePistoir (10) - Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very happy with this as a middle of the road cider for BBQs, hot afternoons, birthdays etc. Would be easy to drink a few one after another as opposed to some of the more filling ones out there. Similar balanced style to, but better than woodchuck. Slightly better than angry orchard and not quote as good as Zeffer. The Sam Adams of cider.