j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper burnt orange with no real head, but some light carbonation visible. Soft baked apples, light cinnamon and spices. Medium bodied, slightly sweet at the start, nice apple soda flavors (but lacking the cloying sweetness of a soda), and pie spices. Dry spicy finish with a nice amount of tartness and sour tones. Maybe not the perfect cider by traditional definitions, but I quite liked it and it vanished rather quickly. Tasty.
SamP01 (629) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear amber/orange with no head. Aroma of apples, cinnamon, some bubblegum. Taste is apples, cinnamon, some sweet spices. Palate is light body, crisp, light carbonation. Finish is ripe green apples, cinnamon, sugar, various sweet spices. I could not finish the whole bottle, reminds me of ginger ale with alcohol. Overall the aroma and taste is overwhelmingly too sweet for my tastes.
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
(12oz bottle thanks to mar) Pours a dark pee yellow. Smells strongly of bubblegum, some sweetness and spice. The aroma is a gross combination. Taste is better but still not good. Tastes like a buttered apple pie filling- lots of cinnamon, clove and sweet apple. Not a wonderful drinker.
osu97gp (677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange color with no head. Aroma of cinnamon, fall spices, and apple. Flavor is big sweet cinnamon, apple, and sugar. A tad too sweet for my liking, but a nice mix of flavors.
Nuffield (3892) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, Woodchuck is still Woodchuck--meaning, it’s drinkable and passable American cider, though that isn’t saying all that much. My wife enjoyed this more than I did, but I would concede that having the autumn spice flavors in there, even if somewhat artificial, makes for a nice change, and is especially welcome at a Halloween party. Bottle.
Drake (10701) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Top of the Hops Beer Festival, Charlottesville, VA, 9/11/10. Pours a clear amber color with nearly no head. Big cinnamon and nutmeg notes with a sweet apple finish. The taste is sweet apples, cinnamon, vanilla and a tart finish of baked apples. Medium bodied. Fairly nice.
thirdeye11 (5817) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle thanks to mar, a limited release!) clear golden with fine white bubbles. Nose of big fall spices, cinnamon, campfire, and sweet cane sugar with some pineapple thrown in for good measure. Taste of big cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, sugar, and odd lemon. Someone threw the kitchen spice cabinet at this thing.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2010
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a clear yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, baked apple, and caramelized pecans. Flavor of cinnamon, clove, and baked apple.
degbert (1402) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose is intensely apply, but has a strong element of nutmeg and cinammon. Pours a faint green-gold. Sweet, with a persistent note like canned apple-pie filling; it doesn’t taste fresh, it tastes like a fast-food restaurant fried pie. If you’re into that sort of thing, great.
mar (5026) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
light yellow, cream head. cinnamon, apple, bubblegum, and sugar. thin palate, apples, bubblegum, and cinnamon.