hyjackhops (1) - USA - OCT 7, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love woodchuck fall cider. Itís one of the closer ciderís Iíve tried thatís almost like a "real" cider in some respects. I tried Harpoon, gross some other irish one...I did not taste apples. No. This cider reminds me of a traditional spiced sweet apple cider youíd find in the grocery store, but carbonated and 5% alcohol. For me with a sweet tooth, its sweetness is great. Itís not over the top for me, but its there and noticeable. The spices to me are just right. Iím stocking up on this! Iíll be sad when I canít get it anymore. I suppose there is a reason my local packy just got 5 cases of the stuff, it goes fast and has a lot of fans.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Cavie. Light almost orange pour with slim to no head. Aroma is lots and lots of nice spices, cinnamon, vanilla, wood, and apples. Almost like cookies. Taste is awkward apples, awkward sweetness, and awkward spice.
Cavie (3797) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Central Market. Pours a clear golden orange color with light carbonation. The aroma is a mix of bubble gum, apple spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Good smell. Flavor is spiced, cinnamon, bubble gum again and apples. Would also taste good heated.
DrSilverworm (6478) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. My favorite of the bunch so far. I really enjoyed this one from the bottle while out with friends a few nights back, and am enjoying it again now to log the rating. Perfectly clear sort of pink/orange color, bubbles on side of the glass. Spicy nutmeg cinnamon aroma is a perfect complement to the cider, itís like a baked apple pie. Light sweetness, not too overwhelming. Light, crisp carbonation, drinkable. Might be the best cider Iíve had so far.
TheBeerGod (5263) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a spotty ring of foam on the surface. Aroma is very spicy with clove, cinnamon and nutmeg atop cooked apple. Spices are over the top like an air freshener or potpourri. Taste is much more subdued and pleasing. Baked apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, assorted spices, almost a grain-like flavor, soft dessert notes and a sweet creaminess not unlike a whipper cream. Body is light-medium with a bubbly carbonation. Dry finish as well. Ends with more spices, candied apple, light grainy notes, and a dessert-like sweetness. Smells a bit ridiculous but the baked apple pie-like flavor makes this very pleasing spiced cider.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 Rich amber-gold with thin white head. Big cinnamon aroma with some nutmeg and apple. Tastes mostly like cinnamon and nutmeg upfront, but then finishes with semi-sweet apple, a very light oak nuance and more cinnamon. Mouthfeel is fairly crisp and smooth with moderately high carbonation. Somewhat tingly from the spices. Great spiced cider; perfect for the fall. Must be a fan of cinnamon to enjoy.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Pours a decent copper with white head. The nose is loaded with cinnamon and nutmeg, completely overblown. The palate is a light one dimensional cinnamon nutmeg. There is nothing else going on, kind of reminds me of how i feel about Harpoon Winter. One of the worst ciders Iíve had, but I can see those who love the intense cinnamon to like this one.
Onslow (1172) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear cidery looking beveral, slightly carbonated but no head. Aroma of apples and spice. Takse if sweet apple cider with a medly of spices finishing it out, leaving a lingering clove flavor. Very sweet.
DiarmaidBHK (3418) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This one is just straight up nasty in every way. The aroma reeks of bubble gum which does not fit cider. The taste is unbelievably cloying. Weird spice notes overpowered by cinnamon. Very poorly balanced.
AirForceHops (3223) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some spice in the aroma; tons of it in the flavor, cinnamon and nutmeg are predominate. Apple up front, tastes like apple pie meets pumpkin pie, in a medley of Autumn flavors. I would drink again.