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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Spur & Vine puts a Northwest twist on our classic American Hard Cider. Starting with the same apples and yeast as The Original, a generous amount of Galaxy hops were added to the cider during cold conditioning. Since no heat is applied to the hops, the cider takes on flavors and aromas of peach, melon, and honeysuckle, but with none of the traditional hop bitterness. Spur & Vine is best served straight up to allow the complexities of this cider to shine.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joet (2386) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Was ready to really like this. Galaxy is one of my favorite hops and this looked like a good authentic take on cider. Instead this was very sweet with almost no discernible hop character. This cider seems to be fairly simple with little time spent developing, drying out and without much apple flesh or wild character -- no tannins, little floral aroma, no touch of balancing tartness. So what I tasted was a hopped cider without apples and without hops. Very disappointed and hoping for so much more but this tastes a lot like Ace, Woodchuck or other quick commercial cider made from concentrates and devoid of any Basque or Somerset complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (7679) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle - Apples, some vegetative herbs and some sweetness. Clear gold with no head. Sweet apples, peach, some light tartness and a nice finish. Although nice, I don’t get the hops unless it is herbal notes in the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2080) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12 oz single from a small convenience store in Keizer. $1.39. Different label but obviously same cider. Pours a light golden colour and has a fair sized white head( for a cider) Nice aroma of semi-sweet apples and floral hops.. Taste is sweet but not nearly as sweet as the usual cider..the hops take the edge off the sweetness..like it says getting melon,peach,apricot..and floral hop. Palate as usual with ciders broders on the cloying but its OK. Nice drink actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (4219) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
22 oz. bottle. It pours a typical apple juice color with a disappearing white head. The aroma is nice with lots of apple a little peach and summer fruit with light florals. The flavor is nice and refreshing with apples, peach, melon. A sweet, fruity drink without much complexity, but good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
happypapa (5) - santa rosa, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
Pored golden yellow,great aroma. Did not taste the hops as much as I thought I would,easy to drink. A little dry for my taste,but overall a great cider. Will be buying again very soon. Cheers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
michaelinwa (636) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2014 Bottle. Typical color and head, light aroma. Flavor leans dry, but manages to stay in bounds. Really nice subtle complexities to this, and I really do pick up hops. Overall, it’s easy to drink, very enjoyable, perfectly balanced, and worth having again, especially for the reasonable price. Excellent and unique cider.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
sixer from specs .. . pours a deep yellow .. mild head, soft foam .. . uplifting and very solid cider, balanced as well .. . a new favourite for me, will buy again .. . . unfortunately, Susan died in a tragic reading related accident.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (1953) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bomber, shared with brenn79 (thanks!) and anderson01. Pours clear pale golden with a ring of white foam. Aroma consists of apples, cat piss, sauvignon blanc, minerals. Taste is sweet briefly before becoming tart. Has a real white wine character. Carbonation is fairly soft, body is medium. Hops come through more in aroma than flavor. Just ok overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brenn79 (1725) - Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2013
22 oz bottle, shared with Poisoneddwarf and Anderson01- Pours light honey golden with a thin collar of foam. The aroma is white wine, peach and honeysuckle. The taste is light apple, not overpowering, semi dry white wine, peach, a little of the hops imparting a little dankness. Good, but probably wont purchase again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (1924) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2013
A huge nectarine nose with a twist of white wine. Light, crisp but with a little sweetness. Long, tropical fruit flavor all the way through this light beverage.

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