Brigadier (3124) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle
I seldom turn down a freebie so when this was offered one evening I shared a bottle with others. While it is nothing more than a typical Woodchuck cider the flavor profile at least keeps it interesting from start to finish. I would not probably buy this one myself but it makes a good tick.
Aroma / Appearance - Golden yellow liquid flows to fill the glass in seconds with little resistance. Signs of carbonation tease at life but generally it sits flatly in the shaker. Sweet Granny Smith apples and honey rise with minimal complexity. Not a tough cider to figure out, this smells like a middle of the road daily drinker.
Flavor / Palate - Sweet apple sauces, lemons, and a mild tang tickle the tongue before clearing the throat. Simple from start to finish, the profile does at least smooth out the ABV. An easy drinker might catch up with you after a bottle or two but even drinking one solo would be straightforward.
wdowney (4) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this.
Sweet, but not cloyingly so. Had a bit of a barnyard smell and taste - just a pinch.
light body, soft carbonation,
hotstuff (4303) - Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rated on 6-29-2012 (Corked & caged bottle - bottle #ao257) This cider pours a small white head that fully diminished, hazy body and fizzy carbonation. The aroma is yeast, sweet and apples. The flavor is sweet, light apple taste and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this cider is medium bodied. This cider has minimal aroma and flavor. It is a subdued and mellow cider all the way around. This is a cider that does not interest me in wanting again.
Bigkid895 (13) - - FEB 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
F**king awful, inauthentic rubbish. This is the liquid embodiment of the guy at school with loads of money who, in a go-kart competition would get his dad to build the slickest, most impressive looking machine with perfect wheel balance, comfiest seat etc.. and losing miserably against the kid who crafted a go-kart with character through months of hard graft and determination. sweetend to tast like apple juice
BrewBoxer (2205) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear not attractive looking color. Taste is mildly sweet . Kind of flat. Nothing great to m but it's dinkanl
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. I really want to be able to appreciate cider....
A: I get straight sweet, green apples.
A: Clear gold pour with a bubbly and thin white head.
T: The nose, dead on.
P: Medium bodied with almost no carbonation.
O: Ciders scare me. They are so sweet and delicious that I feel like I could drink a million of them, but at 7%, that is probably a bad idea.
canary dog (680) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One whiff and you are in love: the mustiness of stored apples, made subtly sweet by their numbers. This is the very essence of fall. I consider this to be another example of a cider somewhere in between sweet and dry, perhaps quite similar to Crispin Honey Crisp. A delicious cider that leaves one wanting more.
joet (2245) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clean solid profile with clear golden liquid white foam. Just off dry. lots of apple aroma. Not much in the way of tannic or bacterial complexity. No discernible barrel contributions. Very drinkable.
michaelinwa (614) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear, white wine color, soft carbonation and a very subtle apple aroma. Flavor is sweet but not overly so, with a background of tart apples, and hints of peaches and lemons. Leans sweet, but I like it, and it has a decent amount of complexity to it. Finishes with a balance of both sweet and tart apples.
Chickiepoo5 (8) - Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice and crisp. Not overtly sweet. Serious grow up taste, not like an apple wine cooler. Weird initial aroma but don’t let that distract you the taste is amazing. Light apple flavor with a slight sweetness. Serious beverage. They recommend drinking in a schooner with cheese or pork.