pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at 2013 Cider Summit PDX. Very pale yellow, full of bubbles. Tart apple aroma, with almost a farmhouse yeast profile. Super dry, with an almost sweet champagne flavor. Finishes crisp and refreshing.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pale straw with minimal head. Very dry and tart. Great apple flavor as well.
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the beer market. Super pale yellow with no head. Mild apple aromas. Clean apple taste.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear. Very pale yellow. Red apple in nose and flavor. Hint of sweetness. Mild hay-like character. Semi dry finish.
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at State&Lake at the Wit Hotel, downtown. I finally got to bite into a Virtue Cider. And on a hotel bar tap, too. Color is lighter than the lightest beer out there, with a short, fizzy head that’s gone as soon as you blink. Smell is kind of pale, with just a slight tang of apple juice. I found the taste to be rather light, with tart apple in the back of my throat, just a touch of sweetness. It resists your attempts to swig it down, inviting introspection instead. Seems very fully attenuated, although the abv is no more than most beers.
drdisque (567) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Schuba’s Chicago. Pours slightly cloudy slightly irridescent green. Flavor is bright and tart with just a touch of sweetness and a light alcohol note. One of the best American ciders I’ve had and in fact beats many at their own game as it has a good balance of tartness and fizziness.
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brilliant almost clear color. Fermented apple and slight oak int he smell, the flavor is crisp and refreshing. A good summer cider.
Beerman6686 (4671) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a somewhat sparkling yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of light rotting apples, mainly freshly squeezed apples, and light wood notes. Flavor was a great balance in being not overly sweet, having great apple flavor and even a little raw rotteness to it as well. Pretty good cider.
Blairgus (2727) - California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
17 nov 2012, tap. Very pale yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is faintly sweet, primarily tart apple cider. Thin body, dry and a bit fizzy. Really, really dry and really, really tart cider. Maybe faintly oaky.
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MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared @ Top Hops.
Pale, clear, ginger ale body. Somewhat active.
Perfumey pear & acidy apple peel on the nose. White wine.
Taste is bittersweet. Leafy/herbal. Soda fizz that dies pretty quickly. Touch of dessert apple sweetness. Somewhat yeasty. Small bit of tartness. Mellow acidity. Noticeable sulfites. Calcium/minerally dryness.
A bit too herbal for me. I don’t really get that old wood or hard water taste I associate with English ciders either. Pretty decent though. As long as the price tag is kept in check I will seek these ciders out.