BMan1113VR (7897) - 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 (9217) - San Diego County, 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.
argo0 (11915) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375ml bottle, thanks nimbleprop. Crystal clear apple juice body, still. Aroma is medium sweet, apple, some crispness, light mustiness. taste is medium sweet, apple, some seltzer. Light-medium body.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice apple and honey nose with some light vanilla-oak notes. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly tart with fresh apples, some light clove honey and a touch of pear skins. Just a touch of funk in the finish.
Travlr (14780) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale yellow. Aroma of rotted, sour apples. Taste is very sour white wine vinegar. Interesting.
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful dark gold color, crystal clear. Nose suggests hay, oak, bright apple flesh. Lots of interesting wood notes. Flavor starts slowly, subtly; nuanced tannins, pepper, and dry acidity are present. Good apple kick towards tail end, finishing bone dry with a horseblanket note. Very nice, just a touch more body through middle and this is the perfect dry cider.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL Bottle poured at CiderDays 2010. Oak comes out immediately in the nose and is enjoyable as slight bit of butter. Good apple complexity adds depth to this. Clearish gold. Flavors are apple-solid, but come on a with a good fist of oak dryness, which I think has been crafted to work with residual sugars and not too much apple tannin. Enjoyable.
3fourths (8481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. clear gold, small white head. medium+ oak nose, medium to light apple/pear skin, light honey, light doughy yeast character. medium+ apple skin tanning, medium+ oak flavor, moderately dry. thin body. not bad but not as interesting as the single varietal.
travita (4310) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The smell is apples, fruits, butter, and ok. The look is clear, light yellow in color, and not much head or legs. The taste is tart, apples, and fruits.
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Hand bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear yellow body with light legs. Aroma of apple, band-aid, earth, and subtle honey. Flavor of sweet apple, some funkiness, and band-aid with a dry oak finish.