KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Muzzlehatch. Oh wait, he can’t get this in Vermont. Eh, It’s a toss-up as to who comes out better in the end. Pours a nice, slightly syrupy golden orange with a semi-lively body. Aroma is sugary white grape with hints of soft melon. Flavor is flat apple with woodchunks in the finish. Average mouthfeel for a slightly better-than-average cider.
Aurelius (4171) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
White grape juice aroma, with some rotten chemical/floral tones. Green bottle, twistoff. Clear, the color of tawny port. Sweet, very little apple astringency. Cooked apple and floral flavors. Pretty tasty, but disappointing as a hard cider. Glassy mouthfeel, only breaks effervescent at the very end. This would make a great poultry or pork infusion/marinade.
Earlier Rating: 9/9/2002 Total Score: 3
Acetic nose and flavor. Moderately sweet. Good non-lingering palate and mouthfeel. Dings on appearance for the green bottle and the twist-off.
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Sweet apple aroma with a touch of a woody quality. The flavor is tart/sweet granny smith with a bit of woody depth. I’m not gonna lie, I laughed when I saw this on the shelf, but it’s actually quite good.
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of fishingnet.
Once in a while, a good cider come across a tasting, bringing some freshness, away from the grains, etc.
This one follows the growing trend of oak aging and it does it well.
Aroma of subtle oak barrel , taste and aroma have lots of nice sugary apple with the nice addition of oak. Finish is dry and crisp. Good drinkable cider. It’s a cider, not much else to debate here.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wow. It says oak aged. It has a syrupy sweet aroma with a lot of apple and sugar in it. The flavor is sweet, mellow yellow apple. The flavor gives way to the finish, which wears its heart on its sleeve and leaves the same apple-syrup and sugar.
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is sweet with apples and some oak. The appearance is deep gold with an amber hue and no head. The flavor is like the aroma and quite good. The palate is thin but OK for the style. Overall it’s a good cider.
Palidor19 (2946) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
quite nice, not too tart yet not too sweet, only a mild hint of wood. lots of nice fresh apple for the hard cider drinker
joet (2172) - 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 (3763) - 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 (4052) - Beaver Valley, 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’’