nearbeer (3284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. "Winter" aliased version. Typical cider look, but with a small lasting film of creamy bubbles. Nose of spicy-sweet apples drizzled with sugary vanilla icing. Flavor doesn’t show the sweetness, vanilla, or oak very much to my taste buds, but still a decent cider flavor with just a touch of tart and bitter pith. Seems a nice hint of oak shows up after a while in the long aftertaste. Light body has medium carbonation and is about as balanced as a cider can be.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank as Woodchuck Winter Cider on draught. Best of the Woodchuck offerings.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear dark golden color with almost no head. Nose actually has a bit of wood in it with a fair amount of apple (obviously). Taste is heavily woody, actually. It mutes the cider aspects and makes it oddly unappealing.
edgallow (1441) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours pale amber with a thin white head. Aroma of oak, vanilla and apples. Taste is dry and has hints of caramel, vanilla, oak and of course the apples.
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bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA as Winter Hard Cider. Pours light golden amber. Aroma is more wood than apple. Near med body. Flavor is more apple than wood. It’s lightly tart, has hints of wood, and possibly a touch of vanilla. Probably. Turns out to be pretty tasty.
steelhead3686 (214) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear copper with almost thin head that dissipates quickly. Heavy whisky alcohol aroma that lets you know it was aged in oak. Incredibly sweet with a hint of alcohol sting. Very light and thin with a sweet finish. Not very satisfied with this cider. Certainly not something I would want on a winter or summer day.
rayOfBeer (647) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: golden pour with thin, white foam ring around the edge. Aroma is caramel, toasted oak, and apples. Flavor is oaky, with vanilla, a touch of caramel, and sweet cooked apple. I am not a big cider fan but the aroma and flavor are very nice on this one. It is a bit sweet but I would drink it again.
BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Outstanding cider. Oak really comes out and balances the tartness of the apples. Clear orange pour with no head. Finishes sweet yet dry.
queenholly (2415) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Oak, vanilla, and apple aroma. Clear amber, no head as per normal for a cider. Oak, sweet tart apple, and vanilla flavor. Not overly sweet. Light crisp body, lively carbonation.
adambcarrier (12) - Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oak flavor is strong, adding an immediate punch. Oak mellows out the tart green apple bite. Nor sure why this is labeled "Winter". The vanilla comes as an aftertaste. Pleasant and unique.