halfonit (1156) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden color. Aroma is of cinnamon, nutmeg, apples and brown sugar. Tastes just like Scrumpy’s Winter Solstice. It also reminds me of fall. Flavor is very similar to the aroma. I like this one.
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark golden amber color with almost no head. Aroma of apple pie. Flavors of sweet apples, cinnamon and nutmeg. Light to medium body with average carbonation.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JAN 4, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2009 Bottle. An interesting attempt by Woodchuck, but it tends to fall into the same category as other offerings: artificial tasting and immensely cloying. A very cool idea in theory: take your standard cider offering, punch it with some awesome fall-esque spices and voila! Expect, when you start with an artificial tasting and cloying base, you’re going to end up with skewed results. Tastes like their standard green label cider with clove and cinnamon added. Not bad, but it’s hard to get down a whole glass of this.
fidelis83 (1910) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear, dark gold with a 2 finger fizzy off white head that fades really quickly to a ring, holds a little while after that, then is gone completely. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice, caramel, sweet red apples, vanilla and some light leafy/woody notes. Flavor is big on caramel, pumpkin pie spice (no cloves really though, so maybe more sweet bread spice like, but it reminds me of pumpkin pie), sweet red apples, and a lacto-like sweetness, maybe this has a lacto sugar in it, I don’t know. Palate is somewhat thin with a medium-high carbonation and a texture somewhat on the dry side of neutral and slightly creamy. Damn fine beverage for sure, probably a little low on the apple character, but very enjoyable.
ReggieDunlap (3030) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a very clear golden color with no head whatsoever...very unlively looking...looks like apple juice. aroma is like mulled apple cider...some nutmeg and cinnamon over apples. flavor is much the same...actually tastes kind of good...like apple juice with a spicy kick. very thin watery mouthfeel...though it is more lively than expected. slightly spicy aftertaste is not that bad. all in all, this isnt that bad but i wouldnt go out of my way to drink it again.
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours bright gold with a hint of red to it (note: contains caramel coloring), with a soda-pop head that fizzes away almost instantly. Aroma is cinnamon and nutmeg over sweet apples and sugar. Flavor is the same, starting with a spicy attack but moving to sweet right away, with a hint of tartness in the finish. The palate is exactly that of soda-pop. I’m pretty sure this is artificially carbonated. If you like sweet ciders, this is probably right up your alley. Overall it’s not too bad, and the spiciness gives it an interesting flavor that is much more interesting than Woodchuck’s other offerings.
Slipstream (1995) - USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vermont autumn leaves on the label. Tangy, woody aroma with some apple and honey-malt sweetness at the base. A little phenol too. The flavor is full of pie spices and sweet apples, moving quickly to a tart close. This is a very nice cider, which I have come to expect from Woodchuck. Come on hopheads, have a cider from time to time - you can even mix it with your lager. You won’t regret it. I would like to see ciders growing in popularity and variety, the same way craft brew has.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
One thing to say here...TOO MUCH NUTMEG!! Overwhelms this overly sweet cider.
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 isn’t 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.