KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Poured a straw like yellow with a very small white fizzy head that disappeared in a matter of seconds and had no lacing. The aroma was overwhelming with a strong scent of vinegar and a mild green apple. It tasted sweet and acetic with a stong vinegar presence from start to finish and had a slight apple flavor at the end. Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a fizzy carbonation. Overall NOT GOOD at all. I normally don’t drink Cider. Although I thought being made by Samuel Smith’s it might be good, guess I was wrong
Intricate08 (35) - 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 (7959) - 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 (224) - 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 (7548) - 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 (1586) - 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 (21170) - Washington, Washington DC, 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 (12049) - 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 (276) - 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.
puboflyons (3061) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the bottle marked SE0501. Not sure what that means,. The pour is golden yellow with a fizzy white head and head and busy carbonation. The apple fruit is evident in the aroma but so is the corn and grain. Light, refreshing body but typical for a cider. Good apple quality to the taste with a clean finish. I don’t mind ciders because I find them to be refreshing. It is hard fir me tio rate them as beers though.