Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty decent by cider standards. The apple flavor comes through well in this cider and the flavor is of choice red apples. The carbonation is high and appropriate. I’d recommend getting this one as cold as possible. The best cider I’ve had thus far.
badgerben (4559) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light gold color with a thin head. Aroma of apples and honey. The taste is very balanced between sweet and dry apples. Definitely has the sweet, almost honeyish apple taste, but finishes dry. Light taste of old oak.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden color with a fizzy, diminished off-white head. A nice steady flow of bubbles drift to the surface to maintain the lid of bubbles. Smells like apple sauce. Some peel and hints of apricot and higher alcohols. Light clean feel. Mildly tart apple flavors in the front. Middle dries out with a champagne comparison and some dryness. Seems a touch thin in flavor at times with the dryness. The finish is very dry and the linger has a small return of apple peels and bit of grain. A straight forward, not overly complex cider.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Tart apple aroma. Clear with light yellow aroma and a thin but long lasting white head. Full-bodied sweet and tart open with a apple pulp flavor at the center and a tart finish. Good Depth. Nice texture with good carbonation.
Aurelius (4570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straightforward. Tart, astringent, crisp apple flavor, only lightly sweet. Medium light body, tongue turning bitter apple finish. Great bottle, slightly dark gold, clear.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
550 ml bottle from the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT (November 2008), served a bit above fridge temperature from a 550 ml Sam Smith’s glass. Bubbly, huge white head fizzes away quickly above the roiling, fizzy pale gold and very clear body....dusty, dry, rather tart and somewhat musty/rotten apple aroma, not terribly pleasant, somewhat weak, though real enough I suppose.....definitely more pleasant on the tongue than in the nose, moderately sweet but full of apple rather than sucrose flavor, juicy and pretty full-bodied, with carbonation a little softer and less forced-feeling than the appearance suggests....nothing amazing in the character here, but perfectly drinkable, reasonably balanced in the dry/sweet axis....that’s about it.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thin with a light body and small head.Sell and taste is strong of apple with moderate sweetness. Color pale yellow.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden. Small head. Mild apple aroma. Flavor: Sweet apple and yeast balance. Sweet finish. Different.
chandler0201 (648) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of tart and semi sweet apples, probably of the Granny Smith variety. Flavor of apples, sweet and sour a bit, dry almost like champagne oddly enough. For a cider, it sure does not taste like a cider.
nearbeer (4007) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2010 500 ml. Gold with a small but lasting head that leaves no lace. Aroma is pure, tart-and-sweet green apples. Flavor is the same, with a bit more earthy apple-peel character. Light body is dry, tingly and watery.