illidurit (2245) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear pale gold color with a fizzy white head. Sweet apple aroma with hints of champagne and raisin. Cheap champagne flavor with lightly tart apples and a hint of sweet dough. Airy and crisp with high carbonation.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours nice golden color with plenty of carbonation and a fizzy white head. The aroma is sweet and full of apples with a faint spicy yeast hint that suggests cinnamon and raisin. The flavor is mild apple, with some dry cellar and wood notes. Sparkly finish that leads to a very interesting aftertaste, very earthy although quite faint. I kinda like it.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
550ml bottle. Pours clear golden in color with white head. Aroma sweet, floral and apples. Taste sweet and apples with dry finish.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Once Upon A Vine - North on 08/08/2008. Very clear golden yellow body with a medium fizzy white head. Sweet apple flavor. Sweet apple and light sugar flavor. Light body with moderately high carbonation.
TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz draft split with the girlfriend purchased from binnys (orland park, Il). Pours a transparent vibrant straw yellow. Aromas are light apple must, some dryness, and a touch of apple juice sweetness and light alcohol. Initial is a little bland, but fills in nicely with subtle apple flavor, dryness, and no cloying sugary mess. A touch calm, but appreciated. No real booze in the actual taste. Pretty good for what it is.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours gold and crystal clear with a short lasting head and no lace. The aroma is apple and some funk. The flavor is sweet, apple, tart, and pretty delicious. The palate is cleansing and refreshing. Overall, not bad.
marcus (7818) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This clear golden cider poured with a bubbly white head and a vinegar aroma. The apple flavor is quite sour and dry but somewhat tasty.
cgarvieuk (18089) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at home ... golden yellow ... light apple nose ... dry slightly sweet apple ... bit artificial .. little drying in linger.
thornecb (4923) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bright yellow gold into an english pint. Bright white head quickly recedes to actively hug rim. Crisp, dry sour apple from front to back and back again.
OldMrCrow (2198) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2014 Bottle. 12/25/08.
A lovely straightforward cider, musty apple-cellar aroma,, plenty of apple skins and just a bit of funk in the flavor. Right on target in terms of sweetness -- not sugar at all -- basically a dry finish but with enough sweet in there to make it apple-y rather than champagne dry. I actually really like this one and could easily drink a lot more than the 6 ounces that I got to taste along with Christmas dinner. 7/3/8/4/15
Revisit 10/22/14. Not knowing anything about cider when I rated this originally (it had to be one of my very first cider ratings) I fear I afforded this more respect than it deserved. Quite a light pour, quickly disappearing white head. Apple and cheap white wine aroma, mild sweetness, apple of course but not intensely so. I don’t really get the must or funk. Effervescent. Just OK.