DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured copper with heavy carbonation. Nose was apples, spicy nutmeg and cinnamon. Tastes of apple, spices, with a decent richness and complexity. This is a good cider, and I appreciated the fall spices.
DMLINAZ (309) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don’t usually go out of my way for cider but I don’t pass it up when available; this was offered as a sample at Total Wine (Gilbert AZ) 9/20/12 at its fall beer tasting, the very last one. Nice way to end it. Color is pale straw as expected, clear with no head. Strong apple aroma; taste is the same, sweet apple with some caramel. I was in the right mood for this one; I don’t think I could drink more than one. It’s tasty but sweet for me.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light head that dissapates quickly. Light amber hue. Spicy and cinnamon flavor. Bubbly and refreshing.
Aurelius (4576) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hypersweet, bubblegum-apple aroma. Squat, brown, potato-masher 12oz bottle, OK label. Clear, pinky gold cider, no head. Mild vinegar, a little spice, fruit. It’s like someone put a jigger of pickled peach juice in apple juice. Slickkety mouthfeel, medium body, slightly astringent apple peel finish. Interesting. Marinade potential. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.
finn1918 (218) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aggressive pour leads to a weak head that fades quickly to light carbonation. Very attractive dark brown with hints of amber in the glass. Aroma is pleasant and spicy at first, but I can’t shake the impression of bubblegum here. The first sip is a baffling mix of spices that fades to a lingering bubblegum taste once again... it reminds me of biting into a crisp candied apple with a fresh stick of bubblegum in my mouth. I would have enjoyed it much more if the spices were toned down a bit.
Beerenberger (1561) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma is cinnamon and apples. Pours a a clear golden color. The taste is primarily cinnamon…with hints of apple. Overall, not my favorite hard cider.
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Chudwick (2356) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft - pours pale yellowish amber with no head. Nose is bubble gum. Flavor adds ginger and spices. Wow, it’s like a holiday candle dripped into my mouth. Not going to try this ever again. Interesting, but overboard on the spices. Mmm cloves.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice clear orange color with a small white head. Really rich nutmeg and cinnamon aromas. Apple sweetness and apple juice with a touch of sugar. Maybe a bit of vanilla, too. The flavor has an apple pie flavor to it. Really great spice of cinnamon and nutmeg. Lots of apples and fruit sweetness. I really liked this.
EMT (2) - Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is one well done cider! Tthe aroma of spices draws you in, then the first taste, that slightly dry sweetness cuts your thirst so well you will want to down it quick, but you want to make the flavor last. Nice combination of flavors, not a bit of sticky sweet or bitter aftertaste, just clean crisp. The aroma brings back thoughts drinking wassail at Yuletide.
PorterPounder (5971) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium golden pour, quickly fading bubbly white head. Pleasant aroma with plenty of Christmas-like spices. Flavor has a pleasant background of cinnamon and nutmeg blending in nicely with the apple notes. Very flavorful and refreshing and would probably taste good heated up like Waisal. Crisp, clean mouthfeel. One of the better macro ciders I have had.