jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. RBSG. Grand Tasting. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose/taste of apple crisp, tart apple and oak. Medium body.
crossovert (7563) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml wine-style green bottle. Lighter pour, heavy sour apple scent. Funkir sourness in the flavor, very tart, tannic, and acidic.
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow with a white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a nice combination of dry apple and a bit of tartness. Flavor starts with a slight sweet apple but really is full of a nice tartness with a hint of dryness.
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tepid murky lemon. Huge Granny Smith nose, skin and flesh, lightly sugary. More balanced flavor is honey and green apple, sticky light grass and grape sweetness mid, moderate acid through sticky, doughy finish with more skin sourness balancing. Quenching and crisp with enough dryness to temper the sweeter grape notes, #1 amidst 40+ US sours in the same day.
GenDV138 (1434) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (2012) shared at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting. Hazy light yellow with no head. Aromas of apples, light funk. Tastes of apples, light tart, light funk. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Iphonephan (3347) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Pours a clear gold with a feint off white head. Delicate flavor of tart green apples. Dry finish.
radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a totally hazy yellow color with not a huge head, mostly wispy. Aroma was light apples, some tartness. Flavor was clean, enjoyable tart apples. Nice and tasty.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2014 75 cL bottle from Beer Run, 12/14/13. This is the 1000th brewery I have rated. Poured from about 2.5 feet. Pours a hazy pale orange color with a thin wisp of white fizzy head. Aroma of tart apples with some barnyard and earth. The taste is tart, dry apples with pepper and an earthy finish. Medium bodied, lingering tartness, low carbonation, refreshing. This bottle will be emptied quickly. Very nice cider.
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, shared by Jay. Pours a paler yellow color. Minimal white head, even with an aggressive pour. Very interesting funky flavor, kind of gueuzy, I like that. Jay tells me this is because it’s brewed with natural yeast, very cool. Some apple of course. Light tart taste, moderate sweet. Medium body, good smooth very light carbonation, more dry finish. Enjoyable, unique, tart funky complex cider. Much better than expected.
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL from P St Whole Foods in DC. Pours low carbonation, fizzing out white soda foam. Beautifully bright glowing straw pour with green highlights. Nose is pretty funky off the bat: some crazy moldy peach, ripened pithy papaya, fresh and tropical like a passionfruit Berliner Weisse. Taste is holy monkey sour, bracing citric tang with fresh strawberry acid, pomelo pulp, strawberry limeade. Quenching, refreshing. Quick, lactic lemonade finish. Extremely light bodied. Really awesome. My first Basque sidra I think and I will now be on a quest for more!