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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Cider aged in Founder Doom barrels.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
udubdawg (11) - Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
starts off clear, with immediately noticeable barrel notes in the nose, with fairly muted apple skin. There’s some suggestion of sweetness here, not a lot of complexity, though more likely covered up. Occasional floral honey notes, though more often just "sweet" less sweetness than one would expect given the aroma, and I think that’s great. the off-dry flavor is a little more complex, but quickly covered up by the barrel. Just not balanced between the two. Otherwise there’s little to complain about here. Well done; would just like to see a larger cider component and less barrel dominance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1334) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle from Mike - thanks! Clear golden pour with no head. Apple, tart, and some herbal bitterness in the aroma. Taste is green apple and tart with light funk and bitterness. Low carbonation. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (581) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle from umich03jm. Really interesting idea with this cider. Pours a fairly typical cider color, with a light aroma with interesting notes mixed in there. Flavor is semi-sweet cider, earthy funk and wood in the background. Very balanced but stays interesting. A pretty refined cider. Nice to drink although I was hoping for more complexity based on the way they did this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4574) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of sour apples, vanilla, honey, light spice, and a touch of oak. It pours a transparent dark good with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate sweet and tart apples with some faint honey. The finish has light-moderate lemon, white wine, light brett, must, oak, and vanilla. It?s medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, real tasty and dangerously drinkable at 8.5%.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1769) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2014
Draft at The Oak. Pours a clear light gold with a some minor bubbles rising to the top. Awesome aroma. Apples, honey, vanilla, sour lemon, light barnyard Brett and oak. Taste starts with tart apples and vanilla then finishes with sour lemons and a hint of barnyard. Light on the tongue with a very soft bubbly carbonation. Best cider I’ve had.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (289) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Smells like honey and apples with a slight sweated soaked spring morning thing going on. Clear gold color and slightly fizzy palate. The flavor reminds me of a granny smith apple pie. An odd very enjoyable cider.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1387) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear pale gold with no head. Aroma is funky yeast. Taste is tart, sour funky yeast with a pleasant fruitiness of apples and pears. Lip smakin’ good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LostArkitekt (1) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
First, most people on here are making comments about it being sour. Of course...it has Brettanomyces culture in it, which will make it sour. One of the best ciders/cysers I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
On tap at the tap house. Aroma is a mild sour. Taste is tart and sour apples. Nice carbonation almost wine like. This is more sour than cider.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
In tap at Riverside. Poured clear golden orange with no head. Funky crab apple aroma. Light carb med bod. Similar taste. Would be hard pressed to say this is barrel aged.


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