radagast83 (4676) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a tiny white head. Aroma was crisp apples, with a touch of alcohol, sweet notes. Flavor was fruity acid, with a apple tartness to it. Pretty enjoyable.
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love the level of sweetness of this cider - quite dry. I didn’t find the "spice" very noticeable, thank goodness. There are better craft ciders out there but usually at twice the price or more. Wanderlust is well worth a try.
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber gold with wisps of a thin white head. Soft caramel and a touch of apple on the nose. Crisp with a light spicy note. Very easy drinking. Crisp acidity, bright notes of acid on the finish. Like this a lot. Nothing crazy, but easy drinking, flavorful, and smooth.
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle, poured at CiderDays 2011. A nice sweetness and a clean flavor palate. A touch of spiciness compliments a good balance of sugar and acid. Not overly complex, but quite palatable.
wedgie9 (1989) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 9/27/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle. Pours pale golden with some spritzy lace with no real head. The nose is sweet apple juice with just a hint of ginger spices underlying. The flavor is dry apple with a bit of dusty earth, and underlying ginger spice. The body is medium with light, but stinging, carbonation, and a long apple and spicy ginger finish.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2011 Bottle from New Beer($5.50). 6.9%abv. Unbranded tulip pour. Pale golden body. Spritzy soda head. Heavy nucleation coming from an un-etched glass. Yay!
Smells oddly like a blend of whit beer & champagne. Green fruit, yeast, & something similar to coriander.
Intro is crabby/tart & a bit yeasty, moving further into sour candy tartness. Bittersweet throughout, fruity, nearly brut, but not all the way. Acid seems kind of mild overall, as it turns floral, dry, & seemingly grain-like middle end on. Lemony, leafy green, & almost bone dry finish. Missing ginger that was advertised. Remains a bit simple.
Glassy texture. Champagne-like carbonation. Thin & somewhat numbing. Pasty & dry. Alcohol is in check, preservatives are used sparingly.
At half the price, this is a better dry then most of that Farnum Hill stuff you boobs swoon over. Yeah, it doesn’t seem to undergo a second fermentation, but there is more fruit, & the alcohol is well hidden. I have high hopes for that $15 bottle of Kingston Black though. Hmm...
obguthr (3859) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Faint apple juice nose. Clear yellow. Tart, somewhat dry apple flavor. Slightly savory, which is nice. Mouthfeel is stinging. Not a big fan.
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Still, clear apple juice body, small legs. Aroma is moderately sweet, tart apple, light honey. Taste is medium sweet, apple, some tartness, light yeast, alcohol. Light-medium body.
Gription79 (2264) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright golden pour. Nose had dry apples and a touch of spice. Tastes were tart with a strong acidity, green and sweet juicy apples, and finished dry and crisp.
JoeMcPhee (8466) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden pour. The nose is softly sweet and appley. A little bit of light tannic apple skin character. Crisp and appley with a nice lingering sweetness. It’s simple, but pretty appealing.