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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1938) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctomson (24) - - NOV 1, 2014
Decent cider. The hops can be smelled immediately. Not bitter at all. A small sweet front hit and a smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours with a clear, pale yellow hued body with minimal head. Aromas are of tropical hops, mineral, stone fruit, lychee, sauv blanc esq. Mildly sweet, white tea. Flavors are medium sweet, light sulfur, apple juice. Sweetness dulls the hop aromatics, still tropical and floral, but it would be so much better if it was drier/crisper. Medium body, off dry. Slightly St. Germain like (elderflower+citrus). Medium carbonation. Not bad, but could be better!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6236) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with a small bubbly head. A big fresh hop and apple nose. The flavor is mostly fresh perfumy hops, apples, sweet. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Bright bronze colour, fresh berryish hop aroma. The palate is less cohesive, with the hops and apple both clashing and being cohesive...not sure what to make of this.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2224) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Served in a wine glass. The appearance was a clear golden yellow with a vast array of carbonation bubbles stuck along the sides of the glass. There’s no head nor is there any lacing. The smell had alcohol and apples in a vinous sort of way. The taste was basically the same leading into a dry vinous aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this sat exceptionally light and spry on the tongue popping all over my taste buds but not popping them. The carbonation finishes not as sharp as expected. Overall, though I am still trying to figure out why hard ciders are on here, from what I’ve had this is quite possibly one of the better ones because of the way it felt on my tongue.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2250) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Maybe was a bad choice by me to rate what this is, me not being, a hophea. Interesting nose but just really weird in the mouth with the hops mixing with the cider.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fratto (2649) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from Bishop Cider. Light pour. Aroma is sweet and apple. Taste is pretty much slightly less sweet a cider. I want to say that I could smell hops a little, but if it weren’t on the bottle, I’m not sure I would have been able to tell you it was hopped.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cavie (3822) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is a little sweet, light hops. Flavor is sweet, hoppy, dry with a tingle over the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2552) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2014
Pours light gold. Smell floral AT first then a bit metallic with subtle Apple. Taste is slightly drier than average and thin apple flavor. Not really much hops in flavor at all and in the aroma they fade quickly. A bit watery. Decent but not as good as I hoped with less hop character and thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2681) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
24 Mar 2014, bottle. yellow, clear, an occasional bubble or two. nose is interesting. it reminds me of leaves and flowers on fruit trees. melon as well. thin body and mildly fizzy. crisp red apple, mango, peach. really nice


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