rumproasts (5048) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Golden with small head. Tart apple. As you’d expect from the name, it’s very dry and acidic. Like the Wickson, I’d have a hard time drinking more than a single glass of this.
mcberko (14396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at PIB 2016, pours a clear blonde with almost no head. Aroma brings out crisp green apple, not much notice of the oak. Flavour is dry and perhaps brings out more of the oak, with a little perfume and green apple. Bone dry, with zero residual sweetness. Finishes very floral. Lacking complexity but it’s clean. Meh.
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice golden color with no head. Smell is oaky, dry apple. Taste is quite dry. Apple and oak are evident. Like an apple champagne with light to medium carbonation. This is the driest cider I’ve ever had. Tanniny like effect on the mouth and dry and nice. Drinkable as it never gets cloying as you drink. Great cider and different than the usual stuff due to the oak.
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its a tart and almost sour cider, oak aging and 0 residual sugar produces a dry finish.
kidmartinek (4664) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale clear yellow. Light oakt and apple aroma with subdued sweetness. Refreshing bite. Smooth balanced palate where the oak mellows the acidity very nicely.
douglas88 (8399) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy yellow color with a small white head. A medium oak and apple nose. The flavor is huge tannins super dry. Almost bitter tartness. Sharp. Good. Very raw. Nice for a 90 degree day.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light pour, light, mediocre aroma. This is a very dry cider, without any interesting complexities, other than some oak flavor. It’s just way too dry for me.
ryecatcher (1348) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a pale orangey straw color, no head, lots of carbonation. Nose is cidery, but faint. Mouth is dry and tart up front, oaky in the middel and floral (roses) on the back end, appley throughout. I’m still not a huge cider fan, but this one is decent.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I took to jtclockwork’s place for a tasting. Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white head that deflates immediately. Soft apples and a touch of oak on the nose. Medium bodied, super dry, a bit of a disconnect from the nose, which had a lot more sweetness. Dry into the finish with a bit of oak. Easy drinking but very dry.
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Jay at tasting at my house. Pours gold with white head. Nose of fresh apples and sugar. Taste is same. Bone dry finish. Medium body.