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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Savor this refreshing glass of complexity. Dark & Dry’s assertive tartness is pleasingly balanced by a hint of molasses and brown sugar. More rounded and intricate than its sister ciders, this potion will appeal to beer aficionados, wine devotees, and cider enthusiasts alike.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1959) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2016
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Flute at 42°. Color is a deep amber with carbonation and a thin fizzy head. Aroma is faint with just a hint of apple coming through. Body is light with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is apple cider with a hint of caramel and a dry finish that gives it a wine like feel. Overall it’s tasty, but not quite as easy and refreshing as there ciders.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1671) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle. Starts off sweet and tart. Some sweaty sock funk and caramel in the middle. Finishes surprisingly dry. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (881) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear dark amber with a small, frothy, short lived, beige head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of apples, molasses and brown sugar. Sweet flavour of apples, caramel, brown sugar, molasses and cinnamon with a slightly tart finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. A nice, dark cider.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Last beer of the sampling. Is it really English? I have no idea. It reminds me of a standard Apple Cider. 5.0% alcohol. Original Rating, 6/22/2016: 3, 2, 3, 2, 10.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sunnygirl500 (1) - Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2016 does not count
I love this. I have had many friends try it and they all love it. This is my favorite cider. I am interested in more like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle. Medium brown, golden highlights, medium carbonation. Apple juice, light caramel, more dry than tart. Simple.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
beammeupscotty (2) - - MAR 28, 2016 does not count
This cider stands as a perfect example of why an internet rating system like ratebeer is essentially useless in determining the quality of any given beverage. I have drunk British cider in Britain and here, French cider in France and in the U.S., Spanish cider at the Cider Summit and many examples, mostly poor, of what passes for cider in the U.S. After drinking all of these ciders (more than 50 brands) I can say with total honesty that I have never tasted a cider like Spire Mountain and I have never tasted a cider as utterly horrible as Spire Mountain. This cider has absolutely nothing to recommend it. It’s flavor seems to have no connection at all to the apples it was made from, unless those apples were allowed to rot on the ground for weeks before being put in to this cider. The consensus on line regarding Trader Joe’s Henry Hotspur cider is that it is made by Biersch, but I suspect it is actually made by these Spire Mountain people because the Hotspur cider is the only American cider I have ever tasted that is every bit as bad as this one. Looking at reviews here on ratebeer, I note that a French Cider like Clos Normand, which is a pretty decent example of a commercially made French Cider, has a LOWER overall rating that this Spire Mountain swill. That tells the story of ratebeer right there. Useless. Bottom line, if you think this is a decent cider, then you know nothing at all about what cider is supposed to taste like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
paganwinter (8) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016 does not count
Aroma is as expected, apples and beer. Looks like a cider. Amber colour, sparkling. Tastes like apples, very easy drinking and smooth. Light body, fizzy, fresh aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle at Spenard Roadhouse. Pours clear tawny with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is sweet apple, lightly caramelized, and earthy. Flavor is sweet apple, light caramel and honey, earthy notes and a sweet finish. Light body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (4172) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2016
16 Jan 2016, bottle. ruby brown. nose is sweet, dark apple that reminds me a bit of unpasteurized apple cider. thin body and mildly fizzy. sweet, slightly spiced, red apple. hard to place. tastes more like juice from an apple than apple juice. only faintly spiced. nice.

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