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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Cider
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Produced from organically grown apples.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cheap (4205) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Came in a big friendly looking 18.7 oz bottle. I wonder what the significance of the size is? No head after a gentle pour. No visible carbonation. Has a fairly strong alarming volatile ethanol or grain alky aroma mixed with an apple olfactory. Just a tinge darker than pale yellow. Good tingly initial carbonation. Label says carbondioxide was added. Taste is not as dry as the aroma but you definitely know its got alky in there. Seems to have a little more personality than most hard ciders I’ve had. For this same reason, it does not really come across much like an alky pop. There is a slight bitter aftertaste following each slug. Goes down easy. Big bottle disappears quickly. That quirky slight bitter finish keeps building to a rather dull lingering sensation after the session. Not bad, had many better tasting ciders.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Bottle from liquidsolutions. I think this is the best cider I have ever had. A wonderful sparkling gold pour with barely and head. Aroma is crisp, tart apples. Flavor is tart, crisp, clean and purely delicious fresh apples. Delicious!!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (6322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2008
550 ml bottle bought at the Utah State Store. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. A nice overipe apple aroma with some woody sourness. The flavor is very nice; smooth and easygoing tart apples. Very juicy and doesn’t have any of that artifical flavor that some ciders have that makes drinking more than a few swigs impossible. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottles from Whole Foods Fairfax and Lee’s Discount Liquor. Best cider I have yet tasted: very clean without being dry, and highly tasty without being sugary. You can taste the apples, their peels, their juice. Now if only you could get some alcohol in there...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Got it from Four Winds. Interesting cider very well rounded. Flavors of smoked apples. Very tart on the finish. Good color and nose.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 Clear golden color with a white head. Aroma of apples and a little vinegar. Flavor of sour tart apples. Not so good, too sour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2008
550 ml bottle. This cider pours a crystal clean pale yellow in color with a pure white head. It has a clean, fruity, apple aroma. It has a fuller body than expected with a slightly less effervescent quality. It has a bit of a tang, however retains the juicy sweetness that I like in an English cider.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Pours a golden yellow color with a small fizzy white head. Nose is apples, vinegar, sugar, tartness. Taste is the same but the apple cider vinegar taste really comes through which makes this pretty gross and almost undrinkable. Not a fan.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2008
bottle, golden color pour, crisp fruity nose, flavor is crisp apple and spice with a very dry finish, would buy this again

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5336) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle. Translucent golden pour. Small fading white head. Aroma is sweet apples, apple skins and soft spice (cinnamon perhaps). Taste is more apple, apple skins, light spices and some sugary notes. Body is light and very bubbly. Sticky at times as well. Slightly dry around the edges. Finishes slightly bitter but more sweet than anything. Apples, sugars, apple skins and light spice. Not a bad cider at all!


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