BeerandBlues2 (10542) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear gold and still. Aroma is sweet apples, banana and light vanilla notes and hay. Flavor is sweet apples, cooked bananas, alcohol notes, light earthiness and a sweet finish. Full body and still.
degbert (1301) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark gold with some visible carbonation and a brief head. Nose is apple, spice, tropical fruit, and toast -- nicely aromatic, even cold. Very rich and sweet, though not as sweet as I expected; the spicy note continues, along with tropical and stone fruit. Apple tanginess keeps it from being cloying, though the sweetness is quite pronounced. Finish is warm and citric. Very, very good.
michaelinwa (627) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle...very expensive bottle I might add. Pours a clear, typical cider color Aroma is mostly sweet apples, touch of earthy aromas lurking in the background. Flavor is sweet, somewhat high carbonation. Tart lemon hint under the sugar. Very substantial on the palate without being too heavy of sugar. Makes me think a little of candy. Finishes with a long sweet note. I give them this; it is different, and in the cider world thereís too much special treatment of cider that leads to typical-tasting cider. On the other hand, itís just very expensive, so I donít know that I would go for it again.
SudsMcDuff (6551) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
frosty! .. . quite a big alcohol kick in this one .. . bright apples and booze .. . a sipper for sure but it does lack subtlety .. . could be smoothed out to be great .. . . fanny pack? i call it an ass bag.
mabel (7048) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5705-20130817] Bottle. Sweet apple aroma. Clear, pale yellow body with no lasting head. Sweet apple continues in the flavour. Medium body. Tasty, very drinkable. (8/3/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
Prufrockstar (1365) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by Matt after it spontaneously opened itself -- thanks to both Matt and whatever ghost spirit was trapped inside the bottle. I hope itís back haunting some more frozen apple fields.
Anyway, I donít have much context for ice ciders, but Iím not going to let something silly like that stop me from rating it anyway. Pours clear gold, some white head. Quite sweet taste of apples and caramelized sugar, but also refined and almost delicate. I imagine I should sip this but Iíd be just as happy downing it and going back for another glass. Iím somewhat arbitrarily giving this a "4" because I like it as much as a beer I would give a 4 to, which means I think itís pretty damned tasty.
mcberko (8529) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours a clear blonde with a fizzy head. Nose brings out potent apples, caramelized brown sugar and alcohol. Flavour is complex as hell, with caramelized sugar, and toffee. A tiny bit spritzy on the tongue. Excellent stuff.
jredmond (5957) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Paul. Tasted off. Flavors of glue upfront followed by honey, green apple and white wine. Wine drinkers and champagne fans would probably really enjoy the overall palate of this one. The flavors were off for me though.
deyholla (7635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow with a thin white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has lots of sweet apple with a light syrupy note and a hint if dryness. Flavor has lots of sweet apples that mellow in to a slight dry finish.
jercraigs (8294) - 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.