jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-08-17. Crisp dark yellow body, headless. Aroma of musty apples, light canoes (Canoes, really??!?! Damn it autocorrect!!! I think that was tannic but who knows.) apple notes. 7+ Flavour is relatively acidic, sweet muddled apple character throughout with light alcohol. 7++ Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate, no carbonation. 3+ It is enjoyable and tasty but lacks the depth and subtlety of more complex ice ciders. Bottle at Campground Brewdown.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2, thanks to Andy. Pours a clear golden caramel. Soft acid, lemony with some bright apple notes. Tart, apples, sugar and caramel. Big and ctart, but thins a bit. Big acid, apples, tangy acid and toast.
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Seattle. Spicy, chili pepper, sweet apple and frosty granny smith aroma. Clean, bright, fantastic flavor, bright acid and green apple—but the flavor really dies out incredibly quick, even by mid-palate, and has zero finish. Doesn’t quite have the body and fullness of the best Quebec ice ciders, but is still an excellent effort.
after4ever (5856) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375, corked, wrapped, and kinda expensive. Pours a crystal clear bright gold with lots of shifting coloration under the light, and ridiculously viscous legs slopping down the sides of the glass. Safe to say there’s plenty of booze in this, and there’s some alcohol separation happening. Keep that in mind when you first lift the glass to your nose. It’s a hot and snappy little thing when it’s first poured. Boozy, more on the fumey side than the vodka side, even. But then it breathes and softens and starts to showcase some really powerful and harmoniously concentrated apple essences. Great sugars, mild tannins, lots of different bright acidic notes. Wonderful complexity. Sugary apple goodness. The body’s sticky thick, it’s heavy, it’s for dessert, it’s for a harvest festival in the autumn. Don’t be an idiot like me and open it on one of the hotter days in memory. But for what it has to offer in the place where it shines, it’s really nice.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is clear, touch of straw color, some legs. Big apple smell an taste, sweet but not over bearing, fruit, quenching. Pleasant but could not drink too much.
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold in color with no legs. Aroma is of caramel and apple, slightly vinous. Taste is of apple, slightly tart, with some caramel.
Gription79 (2131) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Alaskan Barleywine Festival. A very tasty cider, there was slight heat from the alcohol.A bright apple character, spiced apples. Tasty.
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour with a few bubbles. Nose is tart apples, sour, light sugar, and sweet. Smooth on the palate, fresh tart apples, sticky, acidic, sharp, and no sign of 11% at all.
sjohnny (334) - - NOV 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear light gold color. Smells of Chardonnay and apples. Delicious, smooth apply, peary, wine flavor with bubbly effervescence. Nice alcohol warmth.
kidmartinek (3216) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very light gold with perfect clarity and tiny bubbles in suspension. Pleasant aroma of jonagold apples. Very light texture. A bit tannic. Flavor is smooth, light fruity with just a touch of sweetness and mouthfeel is mellow and smooth. Just the perfect touch. Seems low to no abv.l, except for the belly warming that comes much later. By far the best cider I’ve had.