hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pale golden with no head. Aroma is tart apples and oak. Taste is very dry tart apples with hints of oak. I’m not usually huge on ciders, but this one is quite nice. There is very little sweetness and the oak adds a pleasant complexity and mouthfeel. Pretty good.
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear pale yellow with no head, no lacing... lightly appley, not too much going on, dry... dry palate meidum to medium thin body, decent
MicroGrog (284) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
$8.25 at New Beer. Pretty label would of at least gotten me to second base regardless. ;) July 2010 bottling.
Ommegang Anniversary glass. Brief flash of whitewashed head. Constant stream of activity. Clear, pale amber body.
Smell of buttery English cider apples, leather, & crab apples(&... fresh beets?). Bit of sweetener. Somewhat briny. Dab of oaky vanilla. Very standard for an import, except, this is not an import, unless Oregon doesn’t really sync with your traditionalist views these days. /shrug.
Taste is very tart & tangy up front, leading into grassy. Very reminiscent of the better English imports we get here. Coarse woody/minerally tannins peak casually in the middle of every other sip. More bitter then bittersweet. A winey bitter. Preservatives walking in broad daylight. Finish lingers with some tart, eventually falling into a dry, subtly yeasty exit.
Crisp, with seemingly intentional astringency. Pretty dry. Noticeable alcohol. Missing some texture.
Solid English clone with some added tart. Splicing in a low dose of a single sweeter/milder varietal could of rounded it off more to my liking, but as is, it does a better job with food.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - APR 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
July 2010 bottling. Clear golden color. Mild bandaid, sulfer, yellow apple, butter, wood aromas. Light bodied. Dry oak, dry apple flavors; mildly tart, bittersweet finish. Not impressed.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear apple juice like body very light golden body with a trickle of quickly diminishing white fizz leaving short streams of bubbles only. Aromatically cider, pears, and light oak tones. A bit sweet and fruity. Waxy sweetness with a quickly drying slightly tart and again waxy in finish. White wine notes, a bit drying like champagne and a hint of sour apples.
savnac (2361) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear yellow with a bubbly white head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma of tart apples, sweet honey, vanilla, light oak and tannins. The flavor is very light, just some mildly sweet apple, some alcohol and a tart finish. Light body with a very active carbonation and an extremely dry finish. Well it’s called a dry cider and it certainly is very dry. Even though I’m not a huge fan of dry ciders this is pretty good, there is still some apple character that makes it through the dryness.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle… Clear yellow cider with a mid-sized, wispy, white head that’s gone in a flash. The aroma is of day-old, fallen apples -nicely acidic and modestly fruity with a note of toasted oak. Light-bodied and watery with dancing carbonation. The flavor is tart, but mostly thin and fairly nondescript. Not all that fruity, although I do pick up a rumor of bitter and sour apple. Crisp, bland, bone-dry finish. Not nearly as good as their Bloom cider.
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle pours a clear, bright yellow with a spitty, white head. Nice nose, honey, apples, fruity. Flavor is sweet, apple juice, light honey. Medium bodied, dry finish. Very one note.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (bottled July 2010) from Healthy Spirits. Pours with a clear, vibrant golden body and a large white head that fades to a ring. Aromas of oak, white wine, very dry apple, tannins, oak, musty, CO2, and some acidity. Flavors of super dry apple, radicchio, champagne (carbonation, flavor, acidity, etc), candy sugar. Very dry. Slight complaint that it is relatively thin stripped of carbonation. Light oaky finish. Vibrant carbonation. A well made cider overall.
Earlier Rating: 3/8/2009 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle. Sent in a picture to be uploaded. Pours with no head and a dehydrated yellow body. Light legs. Aroma has some sweetness, dry apples, light normandie corkiness. Taste is very dry with light crab apple bitterness. Very dry finish with a hint of oak. Light alcohol (for 8%). Very dry mouthfeel, lively bubbles...
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz courtesy of nimbleprop. Pour is a clear, light yellow with a temporary fizzy, white head. Aroma of baby powder, green pears. Taste is dry, light, mild tart apples, mostly watery and spritzy. Extremely thin, watery palate.