DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
One of the adages from the "Eat This Not That!" folks is that if a packaged food has ingredients you can buy yourself, you should eat it. So what about a "hard cider" with ingredients including "Glucose Syrup" and "Fructose/Glucose Syrup." It comes to not much of a much.Smell is mere alcohol and a faint whiff of apple juice. Artificially colored as well. Taste is just fizz. No real apple character or tartness. Just comes across like an unflavored wine cooler. Gloppy backing of processed sugars. Not even willing to cook with this.
Pijiuke (66) - - AUG 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour from bottle, this cider is light gold in color, light bodied and lightly carbonated. Smell floral and taste fruity with very subtle aftertaste. Something quite enjoyable in hot weather.
AlainG (1213) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Un liquide doré qui est dégarnit de mousse. Un nez de pomme et de miel. Son goût est acidulé comme la jeune pomme et en est porté par une texture soyeuse. C’est à peu près ça. Pas de défauts, en fait son seul défaut serait qu’il est sans qualité non plus. Version à 5.3% (M.A. 31.03.15) (1167-030814)
berkshirejohn (4526) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
50cl can. Slightly puzzling that I haven’t got around to rating this before - as to me it’s the "standard" against which other mass-market ciders should be judged. A pale straw pour with moderate carbonation; sweet, floral, dessert apple aroma; tart apple taste; and a dry finish. Unsophisticated, but refreshing.
TizzleJizzle (621) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
14.9 oz can. Poured a boring clear straw yellow color with a thin white head. Taste of candy apple, floral, and dry. Medium carbonation, thin body.
g_georgiou (225) - CYPRUS - AUG 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear yellow body with a thin white head. Aroma is apple. Taste is sweet apple with dry finish. Refreshing but nothing special.
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft @ British Beer Company. Clear piss yellow color, no head. Active level of bubbly carbonation. Aroma of smashed green apples, nothing more.
The body is light like every other cider I have ever sampled. Fizzy carbonation with a light tingle. Sweet malt mixed with watery apples. Not the worse mass produced cider out there. It’s drinkable without any major flaws.
Jorn69 (936) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
@ Sandy Bay, Cyprus. Can (500 ml) from local supermarket (€ 1.50). Sweet, fruity and light acidic with notes of apple. The finish is dry, sweet and fruity.
Jagger2013 (7) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Not sure how this chemical contraption is called a cider, maybe the delivery lorries have to drive past an apple tree on the way to the shops and pubs? If you lick the striking part of a match box you get the same flavour, which can’t be good. Advertising and marketing has got this cider where it is today, nothing else
hackobock (1356) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours clear golden with a small quickly dissipating frothy white head. Aroma is sweet and light tart apples, minerals. Taste is medium sweet with a light dry tart apple finish. Light bodied and average carbonation.
Bamsen78 (3140) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Pours clear golden with airy white head. Clear but faint aroma of apple juice with distinct estery notes (why???). Sourish and mildly sweetish flavour of apple juice, otherwise quite watery, despite high carbonation. Sour-sweetish aftertaste. Boring, commercial, non-cider, but drinkable on a hot day.