joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Simple cider with little character as evidenced in any tannic, mineral, or wood flavors or aromas. Clear color. Medium high effervescence. As McCartney said of his father, very clean.
Butters (3575) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled in a side-by-side with the 802. Clear applejuice pour with nearly no head. Nose is sweet and tart and slightly musty. Flavor had some vanilla and is fuller and has less of a sweet tart finish. Not as easy drinking as the 802. It kinda made me feel like vomiting, but not because of bad flavors or anything. Weird.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
’’12 oz green stubby bottle with a twist off cap. Nice apply aroma, very attractive without being overwhelming. Looks like a pale lager. Yummy initial taste bud sensations. but I like ciders so becareful how you interpret this rating. Can’t really taste any oak aging in there. Comes on like any other good woodchuck cider, fun and delicious. Very like-able. Good tingly carbonation. Could easily drink a sixer of these in a session. Goes down way too easy. Lovely fermented bubbly drink. Finish is a tad dry and I like that, does not appear to fruity. Overall a good pleasant brew. s8L2F3T9O18’’
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with no head or lacing. Aroma has notes of wood and light spices with some vanilla a touch of apple and corn sugar. Taste has Clear oak notes on top of woodchuck’s artifical cider taste, but the oak rounds it out decently well... Lowish drinkability as it can be a bit cloying after a while. Fizzy mouthfeel but not as overcarbonated as their other products. Water like mouthfeel.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with a few bubbles forming a type of head. Aroma of dried apples and very light oak. Lots of oak flavor. Raw woodiness and some vanilla almost overwhelm the sweet apple.
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow with some orangish hues. There is no head to speak of (as typical for ciders) just a small white ring. Aroma is very pleasant, with notes of candied apples, and a slight touch of wood. Flavor is very ’’full’’. There is the sweet apple flavor you expect with a macro cider but it is muted. There is a really nice oak flavor that jumps in and out as it goes across your tongue. There is a bit of champagniness to it too. The nice thing is that it’s not overly carbonated. This is one of the best ciders I have ever had. Very nice, especially from the Bud/Miller of ciders.
PorterPounder (4941) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark golden with a few bubbles and little to no head. Not much of an aroma - hints of fresh lake water if you try hard. Faint traces of golden delicious apples but not very pronounced. Not much flavor to this one. Smooth, even mouthfeel. Uneventful.
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Head is initially tiny, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is clear light to medium amber. Aroma is notes of apple, raw wood, caramel, light notes of vanilla, metal, and chemicals. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation. Enough acidity to keep it drinkable, and not without some aromatic interest...but as with the rest of their line, it’s more like apple soda pop than authentic cider (which of course the caramel coloring, sulfites, and potassium sorbate on the ingredient list would suggest).
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brass colored body with a thin white colored head. The aroma is largely cheap apple juice with some woody character. The taste has some apple cores and wood. There is also a taste like eating raw leaves. The finish is what one gets after eating raw sugar. That same type of feeling in the mouth after drinking fresh pressed cider. Good, but a little too sweet.
NeoHippie2 (629) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a truly great cider. Pours a golden amber. Yeast and apples on the nose. Flavor is of fresh apples with a nice dry woody finish where the oak really shines through. Very drinkable. Awesome cider, very unique and definitely worth a try