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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (861) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
A nice clear red color with not much carbonation. A slight alcohol aroma. Tart on the back taste with a lot of apple skins and blueberries. A nice balance of alcohol that doesn’t make it too sweet like most ciders. Leaves a fruity sourness on the lips. Definitely has a soda feel. Better than most ciders but still leaves me wanting a beer after drinking one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (4381) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Big 16 oz can from vintage. Pour is orangish and clear. Taste is fairly dry. Not repulsive, just fairly dry. Does have some fruit in there to ease it up a little. Not bad, seems pretty decent for a high alky cider. Quite fizzy on the tongue. Yes, not bad as the session continue. At times, comes across like an alky pop malt beverage. Yes, not bad overall. A tad of vinegar in thar at times near the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3701) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
(draft @ Vander Mill - Spring Hill, MI) Pinkish hue to the pour with a soapy white head. Apples and blueberry in the aroma and in the flavor as well. A bit more tart, without the overbearing sweetness of the blueberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3599) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Draft at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. Pours brown with a thin head which fades quickly. Doesn’t leave any lacing. Shockingly for a cider it smells like apple juice. Tastes more on the dry end of things. Finishes clean. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (7455) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Can. Pours a clear deep amber with a purple hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has rich blueberry with a bit of apple and a slight bitterness. Flavor has an odd blueberry and apple combination with a touch of butterscotch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jayzz (463) - Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Blueberry, blue gold color just like the name, Blueberry taste with a slight hint of vinegar. Tastes great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Spring Lake, MI). Pours a deeper glowing copper berry hue, a bit hazy with healthy blueberry skin tannic glow, some orange, fiery copper and frothy offwhite head atop that sits as a decent ring, laces small. Aromas are touches of pulpy blueberry, gentle apple juice and a bit of dryness. A nice darker, blueberry tinged berry sweetness. Initial is a bit fuzzy, mellow carbonation and yeast meet red apple, a touch of tartness. Depth from the blueberry shows a bit of tannic blueberry skin, a bit pulpy and gentle sweetness. Almost a jab of acidity, touches of green apple. A more gentle backend is a touch sweet, faint spiciness and yeast meet deadened mellow apple juice. Some gentle fuzziness, mellow sweetness and blueberry elements linger. Solid stuff, I thought the sweetness up front might interfere but it comes in line pretty quickly. A touch of firmer body, mellow nose, but a solid fruited cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (578) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Can. Pale pour with a white head. Apples, blueberries and some spice in the aroma and taste. Nice bit of extra fruitiness from the blueberries without making it overly sweet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thome50 (1152) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Can from Mike leftover from RAT XIV. Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Pours a murky reddish pink with slight white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of Apple cider, wine, and some sweet cherries. Taste is very sweet but not cloyingly so. Nice apple presence that doesn’t feel artificial with the berry coming in at the end. Overall, very thirst quenching but I get that "I’m going to have a raging headache tomorrow" feeling if I drink a whole can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4253) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Aroma is apples, berries and slight musty notes. The flavor is apples, berries, mild/medium sweetness and a long and tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1137) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Pint can. Pours a darker blush color with a quickly forming eggshell head that immediately drops to a ring, leaving a couple spots of lace and an actively carbonated body. Nose involves nice floral and lightly yeasty notes, some apple skin, some light berries, maybe a light touch of spice. Fairly sweet, quite tart. Light bodied, active, with a drying tartness on the end. Pretty decent, quenching with all the tartness. Nice for warmer weather.

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