kopher (592) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2009
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
clear light orange, very thin white head.
lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove in the aroma, along with apples, sugar, and a hint of metal.
flavor is much too sweet, like sweetened apple juice with a light spice finish, mostly nutmeg.
light body and carbonation, this isnít very good or refreshing.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Septemberfest. Sample from a bottle thanks to Butters. Clear yellow, thin white cover. Aroma is cinnamon, potpourri, clove, apple. Taste is cinnamon, clove, floral, real cider.
MicroGrog (302) - FT: Stale Polotmavż in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
$1.50 tick at New beer. I heard this wasnít as bad as their regular offerings.
Pint glass pour. Half inch of light gray battered foam that sticks around a bit longer then usual. Clear MGD caramelized additive color.
Smell is warming with vanilla & pineapple. A bit too much cinnamon & powdered sugar(though the cinnamon does come off really sort of natural). A packet of apple mulling spices & a weird bubblegum & faux pumpkin draw that isnít quite what I expect or want. Overall pretty gentle in scent.
Taste is sweet upfront with muted Big Red cinnamon, plastic vanilla phenols, & prickly tart apples. The apple juice is pretty lost here. Finish saves it. It is toasty & dry, echoing with sweet potato puree & pie crust. All spice bitterness. I didnít get any oak.
Soft carbonation & a dry, chalky(too may powdered spices) feel.
Probably the same exact stuff available year round, but they hide the factory runoff flavor much better here.
heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium gold colored body with a slightly off white head. The nose is spicy with some cinnamon and the obvious apples, which are mild and remind me of Jonathans. The taste is lightly tart with more fresh apple than most macro ciders. It actually has that raw fresh cider taste with a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg, especially in the finish. There is also some clove. This is like eating an apple with a spice cake. Actually this is decent and certainly different. This is still fairly light even with the spicing and raw apple character. I am surprised I havenít had much in the way of pre-spiced cider before.
80sjeff19 (5) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This new seasonal does a great job of capturing the feel of autumn. Flavors of cinammon, nutmeg, and classic woodchuck amber cider all make for a very relaxing, enjoyable drink on a crisp fall evening. Goes great with the changing weather and colors, but would lose some effect if it was drank during the summer.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Woodchuckís highest rated cider for a good reason. The instant I opened the bottle, the aroma of fresh sweet apple cider struck my nose. After this unexpected wave of aroma, I was able to smell the nutmeg and cinnamon that balanced so well with the rest of the aromas. The flavor was quite smooth and balanced with sweet apple cider, more nutmeg than cinnamon, and a slight bit of sour apple peal. This was truly a pleasant surprise. Iím happy to say that I like this cider. Now, if they could just make it a bit more dry!
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with bman1113vr. Clear yellow pour with a fizzy head. Aroma is spicy, cinnamon, clove, potpourri. Flavor is dust, clove, apple, vanilla. Just a cloying and fake cider.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at 2009 WIU Performing Arts Society Beerfest. Straight amber, no head. Aroma of cinnamon, granny smith apples, a little charred wood and maple syrup. Spiced cider nose is rather nice. Flavor reminiscent of caramel apples - more of a red delicious apple - with some sweet honey. Rather high sweetness, but not cloyingly so. Very mild carbonation, a little syrupy. Overall, a nice autumn cider. I actually quite enjoyed it. This ended up being my #1300th rating.
cheap (3659) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 With rebate, come to about a dollar a bottle. Looks like pale lager with no sparkling what so ever. No head either. Good carbonation on tongue tho. Smell is that of apple candy. First taste is cider with a tad too much cinnamon, not used to this in my bubbly brews. Other than the cinnamon, goes down fairly easy and is quite freindly. Not too dry, quit sweet. Finish has some weird spice in there too along with the cinnamon. You would think the spices would make it something like apple pie. If you think that, youíll be let down a little. After the session, unsweetened cinnamon linger. Seems cinny is the overiding factor in this berw.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pale gold, no head. Aroma is apple, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is basically the same with pumpkin. Sweet but not overdone. Has a nice crisp, clean finish.