Oakes (11798) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden-yellow colour. Light sparkle and some legs. Fresh apple nose with a little bit of skin and spice. Tart, almost leathery with fresh apple. Complex yet drinkable and clean. Solid cider.
bu11zeye (11760) - 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.
argo0 (11181) - 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.
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours orange tinged gold with white bubbles. Aroma of baked apples. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is baked apple skins with astringency. It is very dry. So dry it seems oaky. Very quaffable cider. Somewhat complicated as time moves on.
Travlr (9999) - 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.
hopscotch (8531) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (8189) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of EDA. Pale straw colour. The aroma is nice. Quite a pronounced tartness. Soft appley nose with a distict Jolly Rancher fruitiness. Flavour is crisp and tart. It’s fairly simple, but it’s good.
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, 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.
3fourths (7797) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7788) - 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...