pdx77 (765) - 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.
deyholla (5372) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Revolution. Pours a clear pale yellow with visible carbonation but no head whatsoever. Aroma has a good amount of tart green apple witha strong backing dryness. Flavor is similar with tart green apple but has a bit of sweetness and a dry finish.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pale straw color and strong beading with a white fizzy head. Strong tart apple nose. Champagne-esque carbonation...spritzy, sparkling, refreshing. Fresh tart apple flavor, with some hints of fresh pears. Pretty dry finish...not cloying at all, and very refreshing, A very encouraging first product from a welcome "new" local maker.
DrnkMcDermott (2715) - 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.
BrewBoxer (1523) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the growler NYC. Light tan color. Smells and tastes of blueberry but slightly. Very drinkable
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JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bierkraft. Pale hazy pour. Golden colour. The nose is bright and appley. Very clean smelling. Dry palate with a light tannic character and a bit of soft tartness. Dry finish with notes malic notes and some nice bright tartness. Lovely.
MicroGrog (283) - 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.
Blairgus (2183) - 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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radarsock (623) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was a guest brew at Harvest. Consumed while walking. Poured a pale color with no visible head. Smells and tastes of tarted apples, white wine dregs, eucalyptus and yeast. Nice and sessionable.
Mittenator (872) - 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.