Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is absolutely one of the best ciders I’ve ever had.
It is unusually bweautiful for a cider, golden with a very large white head steadily dissipatin to a thin,. lasting head and elaving even a few hints of lace. Most ciders have only a thin, airy head and, regardless of the head size, no head retention whatsoever, much less lace.
The aroma is full, ripe green apples.
The taste is full and crisp. It has ripe green apples, slightly tart, along with ripe sweet red apples. It’s not too sweet and not too dry, with great balance and lasting flavur. A light yeatsy character builds to the finish, really adding to the apple in the lng aftertaste. It has unusually good complexity for a cider.
tfontana (691) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour into shaker pint glass. Aroma is apple, champagne. Appearance is clear, pale yellow with nice sparkle, minimal white fizzy head. Taste is balance of light sweet and tart. Palate is light bodied with thin texture, initial burst of fizzy carbonation but then soft, and dry finish. Overall, a nice, light change of pace from beer.
Intricate08 (39) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apple aroma, with a floral hint. Pours almost yellow with a moderate head that dissipates decently quick. Very smooth going down, would be easy to drink a few of these. Sits on the tongue lightly, mostly with that same floral aftertaste noted in the aroma. All in all an easy, above average cider.
daniele (8009) - ITALY - AUG 11, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle oro piuttosto limpido poco saporito frizzanti abbastanza dolce povero
fuzzcro (232) - Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Most disappointing for a Samuel Smith brew. Tastes watered down, not at all what I expected.
Xevious (78) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy straw color with a quickly vanishing head.
Smells? Of apples no surprise.
Tastes of apples with some tartness.
Very watery and unexciting.
Overall? There are many ciders way better than this.
Erzengel (7755) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
*Old rating. Slightly sourish with a fruity and sweetish apple aroma. Nice and crisp, fresh but not too deep. Highly drinkable!
HuskerTan (1697) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- White wine, dry, grapes.
A- Pale yellow color, clear liquid, minimal fizzy head.
T- Vanilla, honey, cotton candy, white wine, apples.
P- Light body, average texture, high carbonation, sweet finish.
O- I love Sam Smith and generally don’t care for ciders so had no idea where this was headed. The aroma was awful. Smelled like a cheap white wine. Surprisingly the taste was quite good. Light and full of flavors, not just apple. The taste saved this beer.
Travlr (21403) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at AK BW fest 2016. Clear golden yellow color, still. Aroma of apple skins. Taste has light apple flesh, mostly dry finish. OK.
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at GABBF. Pours clear and still pale gold. Aroma is earthy apples, vanilla and honey. Flavor is sweet apple and honey with a dry finish. Light body and carbonation.
migwell (277) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve had a couple of ciders recently which I liked, but this one seems very ordinary and unexciting. I would surmise that ’organic’ means quite something with apples as they are one of the most heavily sprayed crops, with loads of pesticides used on them commercially. However, this cider is very plain across the board, aroma, looks, flavor, mouthfeel, and has zero complexity.