Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ Granite brewpub in Halifax. Very pale, cheap 10k gold color. Simplistic cider aromas with lots of sulphite. Sticky, sweet, and gassy. Thin, boring, with apple juice middle and a sticky finish. Not much better than strongbow et al.
Oakes (13132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, Ginger’s Tavern. Pale green-yellow. Slightly sulphury apple nose is fairly nondescript. Soft, fairly sweet but with some tartness in the finish. A meh sort of cider.
IrishBoy (3908) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle from HogTownHarry; my main cider guy; Nose of tartness and slightly sweet apples; translucent pale gold with a nice bubbly white head; flavor is tart, green appleswith only a tiny hint of sweetness and a little white pepperiness; finish is a slight tart note.
glennmastrange (2368) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Smells of apple and wine, with a sparkling pale gold color and no head. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, and finishes heavily acidic and lightly bitter. High in effervescence, light bodied with a nice dry finish. First cider rating, wasn’t too bad.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample from tap at the Halifax Seaport Beerfest. Pale straw colour with a fully diminishing fizzy white head. Apple skin and light brown sugar aroma. Sweet apples and sugar flavour. Medium bodied, syrupy mouthfeel.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Robe blonde paille très pâle aux reflets verdâtres très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse qui s’estompe. Arômes de jus de pommes sucrées. Saveurs acides de pommes sucrées.
mbrandon2w (109) - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Mondial de la Biere. light, slightly sweet. smelled of sweet apple juice. Had it with breakfast and it went well. Got a bit too sweet after a while though
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank on tap. Clear light yellow poor with no head and lightly effervescent. Green apples... acid aromas, very light and subtil. Lightly sweetened taste with a nice even acid twist. Good blend of McIntosh apples, green apples and notes of honey. Very light and refreshing.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a restaurant in Québec City, decanted into a carafe - I assume it was from a bottle. Very pale gold with zero head, no bubbles either. Nice dry aroma - slightly tart apple, sugar, a nice dustiness to prevent it from being cloying. Taste was refreshing, but pretty standard - fresh apples, sweet, a little tartness and a hint of alcohol - it finished almost candy-sweet as it warmed, but still hit the spot. Very thin body, only moderate carbonation even for a "real" cider, crisp and no aftertaste.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours light side of gold. Light carbonation present. Aromas are, quele suprise, apples, butter and sugar melting in a fryer. Taste is apples (faux) with a buttery, caramel-esque finish. SLightly cloying. Nothing mystique about this one.