3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 Corked 375ml. Short lived effervescent head settles quickly into a rose-hued clear amber pool. Fragrant floral red apples. Very clean, but also a tad "browned". Cedar, vanilla, rose petals, peach, honey and lemon-accents on a lush apple core. Tangy, spicy, acidic and wonderfully clean. Rich body, lusciously sweet. Strongly acidic, salivating and refreshing and new and wonderful. Spicy, peppery, jaw-droppingly poundable. The combination of carbonation and magnificently expressed apple sweetness is a new experience. I mean it almost feels like there are chile peppers in there. It’s a lingering brashness in a long, sticky finish. After a while it feels like heartburn. But that’s a wound I will suffer.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-11-19. Crisp dark yellow body, nice legs. Lovely appley aroma, apple sauce and whisper of skins. Flavour is pleasantly sweet, light acidity throughout, sweet fruity apple. Smooth medium bodied palate, not as complex as some but lovely. Bottle from the cidery
DuffMan (5772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with my wife (begrudgingly, as this ice cider business is becoming one of my new favourite things). Deep burnished brassy orange with medium sized carbonation that clings to the sides of the glass. Aroma is beautiful buttery caramel shortbread and apples, luscious! Sticky sweet toffee apple goodness, hints of spice, beautiful rounded apple flavour with nice acidity in the finish. Awesome!
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with small bits of a white head on the fringe. Best smelling cider I’ve smelled in a long time, smells of warm homemade applesauce, has a bit of the caramel acidity of ice cider. Beautiful. Medium bodied, velvety but with just the smallest hint of carbonation, sort of microcarbonation, very fine. Sweet apples, a touch of acidity, light with lingering apple sugar. Quite beautiful. Delicious.
vtafro (2160) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at cider tasting. Golden pour with a touch of tan head. Sweet apple, caramel, light spice, with a touch of warmth and tartness on the finish. Nice smooth texture.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Cider Tasting. Pours a pale golden hue, no haze, with some lively carbonation, no head, some legs on the swirl. Aromas are pronounced apple, touches of heat, yeast, and vanilla. A touch of honey, sweetness, and funky cheese essence. Initial is a bountiful sweetness up front, rich apple, touches of honey sweetness, mellow spice, yeast, and funk. Into the middle sweet and slightly tart apples take into account, some dustings of carbonation on the palate, light yeastiness. Finish is lingering sweetness, sustained apple, touches of honey and spice make it linger on more. Gentle, with some nice sweetness, sustained flavors. Interesting.
deyholla (5371) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the bottle. Poured a deep gold with slight orange hue and no head whatsoever but visible carbonation. Aroma was sweet apples with a bit of apricot and just a hint of acid. Flavor starts sweet with apple and apricot and a growing acidity. The carbonation distracted slightly from the cider.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2oz blind tasting of 16 different Ice Ciders.
Aroma : Nice tropical fruits w2ith light caramel. Nice apples, not very sweet.
Taste : Nice apples, light hints of carbonation. Thin mouthfeel.
Overall : Very thin and easy drinking. No surprise it’s filed under "cider" here. Interesting freshness.
Blind tasting scoring sheet : Aroma : 5/10 Balance : 7/10 Complexity : 5/10. General : 11/20. Ranking : 13/16.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden pour. The nose is quite light and fresh. Soft with a little bit of light fruit. Tart apple. Soft creamy palate with a little bit of soft apple. Peppery and a little bit minty on the finish as well. Soft sweetness with a nice moussey texture. Light and very fruity. Not as intense as the ice ciders, but there is a soft lingering fruitiness. A touch of light lemony character. A little bit of soft dried fruit and spice as well.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow with light soft carbonation. Aroma is green apple, grass, slight white wine, chardonnay, champagne like medium apple cider character with some slight nutty yeasty notes. Flavor is more yeasty, green apple, must, cider, light dry mead character, more white wine, finishes off a bit tart, snappy and crisp. Pretty good.