pdx77 (797) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Third Annual St. Johns Winter Beer Festival. Listed as Winter Cider. Amber color. Sweet apple with some oak notes in the aroma. Taste is spiced apple cider with some woodsy notes.
rumproasts (1845) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Golden with minimal head. Big sweet apple flavor with some slight vanilla and light wood. Light tartness. Pretty nice.
michaelinwa (536) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Bottle. This is the Winter Cider...not sure why the name is wrong here. Mostly typical cider notes for this, but less sweet than many from this brewer. Nicely balanced. Only very subtle hints of barrel notes, but I suspect the barrel aging mellowed it. Overall, I like this, and think it’s one of their better ones, and now a favorite of mine. I will buy this again.
smaynard6000 (472) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours amber with spare white head. Smoky amber aroma. Touch of vanilla to go with the apple flavor. I enjoyed this.
mnmike (944) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pour during football season. Of the seasonals with this cider - this is my least favorite. Billed as Winter Hard Cider.
AKThunder (164) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one was pretty good. The vanilla taste is almost too much for me, but I did like the chance at trying something different. Much sweeter than Woodchuck Amber.
charule (610) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had aliased Woodchuck Winter. Bottle. Dark amber color. Oaky vanilla flavor. A little odd for a cider.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An almost orange color with a short lived bit of white foam. The nose is candy sweet with some hints of caramel and vanilla to go along with Smarties. Hints of oak, tart green apple, and some sugar. The flavor is sweet and sugary, too. Hints of caramel and vanilla, green apple, a light tartness, and some sugar/candy. Not bad, actually.
marcus (5636) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours amber with a modest off-white head and a strong apple aroma. There is a sweet apple flavor with a sort of honey taste and a huge oak finish. Complex and tasty.
PhillyBeer2112 (2474) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not sure about this. The cider was sweet and semi-tart green apples, typical woodchuck. The oak never seemed to sit with the apple but fought with it, nearly a clash. A bit cloying at times. I did not finish this with enthusiasm. Lifeless copper appearance.