tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex blend of apples and their tannins. Wild but not really funky. Very crisp. Wonderful. Wish I lived anywhere near WA.
kidmartinek (2450) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale, light champagne color. Very thin white ring head. Sweet apple aroma. Very dry somewhat bitter red apple peel flavor. Palate is cool, sharp, tannic and has an uncharacteristic bite. Very light bodied and somewhat watery. A good cider due to the lack of the common kiddy sweetness found in these things. Different. Eye-opening in some way.
luttonm (1629) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle in Seattle. Light sweetness and very crisp. light bodied but great, clean fresh, green apple flavors. Great paired with food.
19Ei8hty (1076) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sharp and assertive mouthfeel without being overcarbonated. Mildly sweet fresh apple character. Sharp tart finish. Really enjoyed this.
bhensonb (8985) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Folsom BevMo. Pours perry color with a transient white head. Very mild apple aroma. Fresh. Near med body. It starts fresh apple, then goes tart, which washes away to mild appleskin astringency. It has hints of fruit. Very tasty and refreshing.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours with a medium pale, straw hued body. Not as pale as the sweet "blossom" cider, but shows less carbonation with a small white ring with not much activity on the sides of the glass. Aromas are a bit muted. Dry apple, sulfur, light tannin, manure, lemon zest. Some floral notes, light vanilla. Very dry, medium acid, medium sweet. Neutral overall balance. Light citrusy, but not zippy in the slightest. Kind of bland actually. Maybe very bland. Nicely dry, watery apple character with low complexity. Extremely clean. Low earthy character in the finish. Body is low, carbonation is distractingly unnatural, tannin is relatively low. Alcohol is decently controlled, but there is not much here overall. Clean, fine to drink, but boring. Thankfully its dry.
auerbrau (2952) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL Bottle poured at CiderDays 2010. Large New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, gooseberry, and passionfruit aroma. Vinous white. Funky apple behind. Clear pale golden. A little less carbonation than I expect, but intense apple flavor. Clean finish. I also described this the night before as smelling a bit like good pot. There’s a dank juicy element to it. The flavors express some wild, woodsy and mossy characters. I think for flavor and aroma profiles, this was one of my favorites overall, but I thought it could use more carbonation and a bit more tartness.
after4ever (5283) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, capped. Pours a crystal clear and very pale gold with no head, lace, or legs. Crisp, sharp, and inviting red and green apple blend on the nose. Creamy medium body with a little bit of spritzy carb in the background. Red apples, green apples, and apple skins on the mid-palate. Plenty of bright acidic notes, a very crisp and dry body with a bit of sugar in the finish, so it shows real bracing refreshment and then a lingering sweet stickiness at the end. Beautifully constructed and very easy to drink.