ALLOVATE (2595) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Soda water in appearance with frighteningly big and adhesive bubbles. Medium gold and bright. Strong note of berry and watermelon fruit roll-ups on the nose with just a touch - and I do mean a mere smidgeon - of apple pulp. Aggressively carbonated on the tip of the tongue, sickly sweet mid-palate and then drops of raspingly crisp. No body. The flavour is just a repeat of the aroma, just heavier on the artificially candyish side. A hair’s breath above its Pear cider brother, but just not for me at all! (33cL can, 4.5% ABV, BB 24/06/13, Thirsty Camel, Butler)
Bygers (957) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a dark straw color., Aroma of fruits and mainly apples. Same for taste but not too sweet.
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jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012-11-27. Crisp yellow body, frothy white foam when poured dissipates. Sweet fruity apple aroma, like an apple Jolly Rancher dissolved in apple juice, nots of sweeter apple cider, very muted whispers of skins. 6+ Flavour is similar, quite sweet, quite fruity, strong apple flavour is a mix of apple juice and an artificial apple flavour (as noted on the can after I checked). Very smooth average plus palate is full bodied for a cider, soft carbonation. As a cider its okay at best, as an apple flavoured cocktail it is pretty tasty. I can only imagine the hangover would be massive though given the amount of sugar on the palate. Can from the LCBO, Toronto
nuplastikk (5035) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2012
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I got paid 20 dollars or some bullshit to attend a focus group for this bullshit product. I’m straight up rating this 12oz bottle in 3 sips, because that’s how it was intended to be drank. Flat apple juice, jolly rancher apple sugar. Seriously, fuck you Sweden, how dare you. Completely for 12 year old girls to drink...and puke from the sugary disgusting artificial plastic nothingness. Really bland, thin, one-d. In no way enticing or worth an investment in.
Metalchopz (2596) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single can from the LCBO. Pours a very pale golden colour. The head is decent, kind of foamy and does last longer than most ciders. Beautiful fresh Granny Smith nose with hints of pears. Sweet tasting, but not too much, as in not syrupy, but with green and yellow apples. Just enough stickiness to not put his one watery. Pretty refreshing and tasty.
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nov 18 2012. 500ml can pours very pale straw with no head other than good carbonation. Aroma is just like apple juice. Flavour is not too sweet but no tart or sourness of Granny Smith apples. Just like an apple pop. No sign of alcohol other than slightly in mouthfeel. Very crisp palate. Too easy drinking for me.
northropfrye (2613) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 An alright cider. Sweet and apply, average appearance. Not very complex but there’s some nice flavour there.
Bamsen78 (4273) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Pours pale yellow and very fizzy. Light aroma of synthetic apples. Ditto taste. Not excruciatingly bad, but very far from cider, and not close to decent apples, either.
sulawang (708) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours clear light golden yellow, minimal head, ringed retention, a few slow moving streams. Clean apple juice on the nose. Dense and rich apple juice flavour up front, mellow 6/10-sweetness, gentle effervescence, mild cloying, light tartness, sprite-like lemon/lime, ultra clean finish. Low-medium complexity, medium depth, great transitions, good carry, excellent drinkability.
maneliquor (3463) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Tastes exactly like apple juice. Spot on! Sweet and summery