nick76 (4298) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2015
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
The aroma is like cheese and feet and very dry. The appearance is pale golden with a tiny head. The taste is like the aroma just less funky. The palate is typical. Overall a drain pour.
sawbuck (382) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice sweet and tart aroma of apples with some musty barn notes. Very pale yellow color. Dry tart apple up front. Complex tartness, with a musty bitterness and finish. Nice dry finish.
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap - This cider smells of tart apples. It tastes sweet up front with a dry, tart finish. It’s very bubbly and overall a fairly good, interesting cider.
crossovert (8467) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. 2013 vintage. Interesting having what is supposed to be a "fresh young cider" a year old almost exactly, and I hope to try it fresh as well but this isquite mellow, not sweet at all, all dryb ut not tart, just a pleasant drink.
deyholla (7450) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light yellow with a bubbly white head that dissipates immediately and completely. Aroma has a good amount of funk with some earthy apples and a hint of tartness. Flavor is similar but starts a bit thin and grows to have dry apple, a good amount of must and a touch of funkiness.
olr1984 (1206) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750ml bottle pours a clear dark gold with a small white carbonated head. Tart apple aroma and taste.
zach8270 (3701) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Orange pour with a light head. Grossly sour aroma with an equally gross and dry flavor. No thanks.
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. Pale golden with minimal head. Barnyard aroma. Funky and tart cider. Very dry and acidic, not enough apple for my taste.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Binnys Naperville (Naperville, IL). Finally got around to grabbing this one to keep the series going. Opened with Mrs. Alum. Pours a well hazed almost murky yellow champagne hue. Lively bubbles, quickly dissipating brighter white head dies to nothing. Bubbles stay through the body, dulled translucent body shows that champagne slant. Aromas are a bit yeasty and dry, gentle spiciness meets apple juice and skin, a gentle kiss of white grape, champagne like with some yeasty funk, faint vanilla. A bit of sulfur and stink at times. Initial is lighter bodied, dry and a bit yeasty, with gentle red apple, touches of yeast, dryness and gentle mellow spice. A bit bland and mellow semi-sweet qualities, the residual sugars are well fermented out, touches of vanilla, gentle clove and spiciness. Mellow sweet and tart apple qualities mix in and out, subtle, lighter body. It’s pretty approachable, perhaps a bit bland as a focus or strength doesn’t develop for me. The apple sugaars are fermented out, but the yeast also doesn’t assert and dry it out as much as you’d expect. Subtle vanilla, clove, and spice give it a touch of complexity, with gentle tartness, apple skin and mellow white grape. Solid stuff. Not my favorite cider from Virtue thus far but it certainly is pretty solid. Quite approachable. Kinda would like a bit more yeast/dryness to come in on that backend but it’s certainly enjoyable and grows on me as the dryness and yeast creeps in a bit more further in.
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 Vintage bottle filled to the brim. Expensive for a young cider at $21 for a 750ml. Pours with a lightly hazy, pale golden hue with a fizzy white head that dies quickly. Aromas are slightly sulfuric with moderate funk notes, brett, barnyard a low chlorophenolics. Lemony acidity, manure and fresh cut grass. Despite some of those descriptors the overall impression is of a nice cider. Flavors are dry, bright, medium low acid with very low tannin for what I was expecting. Lots of strong apple character. Full carbonation, mild sulfur notes. Dry finish. Pretty good, but not too complex.