tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tart, some mineral, lightly sweet crisp and wonderful. Far more in the American craft cider mode than the English or French. Surprising complexity and a long finish off a single type of apple. Best un-blended cider I’ve had. Bought a Wickson tree for the yard after tasting this!
udubdawg (18) - Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 crystal clear yellowish color, light carb.
very inviting floral aroma, some honey, though with the age on this bottle I suppose some of that could be oxidation.
There’s some lemon, no real alcohol. presents as tart, clean, hint of spicy/herbal character.
flavor follows nose with perhaps a bit more heft. It is quite tart, but the acidity is never obtrusive. Low alcohol flavor is clean, slight warming on the palate by mid bottle. Fairly fruity though not overly apple. Plenty of citrus, and touch of honey. Off-dry, and almost perfectly balanced. Low tannin, but plenty of structure here. Notable similarities with various off-dry white wines
Refreshing, medium light bodied, clean, crisp. Would drink again anytime - great stuff.
dmckean44 (1) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours crystal clear, very mealy tasting and nice and tart. An excellent cider from Wandering Aengus!
nimbleprop (5183) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from Whole Foods P street in DC. Pours a clear, pale gold with zero head. Lots of apparent carbonation. Nose is fairly mild, earthy, lemon, apple, some white grape. Flavor is also mild, tart apple, mild honey, a little lime. Clean, dry finish.
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jerry?s. Pale gold, minimal white head / Clean, sweet nose of apple, pear, Jolly Rancher, lacto, grass / Light to medium body, fine carbonation, sweet but with light tartness, and some dryness and balance / Flavors of green apple, pear, lactic acid, cream / Solid, balanced, smooth.
ryecatcher (821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, super pale gold (looks like watered down ginger-ale), good carbonation, slightly nose of apples and wet paper. Mouth is medium bold up front with the crispy and slightly sweet fruitiness and then fades out. I’m still no expert on cider but this one tasted decent, even if it looked pretty boring and didn’t have much of a nose.
LadyRainicorn (29) - - FEB 16, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with my wife. Pours a clear golden yellow that reminds me I haven’t yet taken my vitamin for the day. Quite vinous on the nose, soft hints of caramel and touches of apple. Crisp and clean right away, cool and tart. Lots of of tartness which lingers as everything else dries out. Didn’t realize the age that was on this. Bottled October 2011 so I’m certainly curious how it was fresh, but with a year and a half it’s still tasting lovely.
biggirlpanties (189) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL thanks to GT2. The pour is clear honey. Aroma of sweet fruit blossom, fresh rainstorm, honeycrisp apple. Taste is dryer than the aroma portends- sour green apple, champagne, white grape, really balanced sweet/sour playoff. This is more of a summer cider than fall/winter cider. Similar to what GT2 and I found in Normandy cidre touring the countryside. Very impressive.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL. Pours a sparkling, bright, clear, straw with no fizz. Lower carbonation. Nose is champagne, pear, white peach, white grape, vanilla, even fennel/licorice. Interesting. Taste is quite lactic, long sourness, lemonade, lemon/lime juice. Very refreshing, tart, light bodied. Palate is great, very quenching. A good dry cider, more Normandy style French cider. Not too sweet, but not bland and tasting like cheap champagne. Fiance rating: 3.9-4.0
Damico (2680) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tom, thank you, love ciders! Pour clear lemon, urine like in color. The aroma brings sweet apples and tart cider funk, quite nice. The flavor of the light tart apple comes in, but the body is too light for my palate.