thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) bright gold, light glass coating and bubbles that fade fast like a soda. Nose of tart apples, light oak, a mild bit of funk, sugar and very tiny bit of alcohol. Taste is dry and tart, Oaky, refreshing, lightly lemony, very well carbonated. Could drink this out at the pool.
ryecatcher (353) - 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 (5649) - 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 (5105) - , 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.
LadyRainicorn (29) - - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
애플사이더인 왜 이렇게 떫어ㅠㅜ 좀더거 달았으면 좋았을껄.
금색 심한 알코올 맛.
legion242 (1999) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This one faired a bit better then the previous cider I had from these guys, but not by much. Oak on the nose is followed by some oakiness trying to meld with the apples that were way too tarrt.
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with a white head. Nose is tart apples, wood, vanilla, and not much else. Easy on the palate, very tart, very dry, fresh apple, and a smooth finish.
hollardustin (325) - 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 (1398) - 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 (240) - Slurping on Euro lager 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.