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Woodchuck Private Reserve Barrel Select Cider

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Woodchuck Private Reserve Barrel Select is our ultra-limited cider crafted in small batches for a rare taste of sweet, crisp apple cider combined with smoky, dry bourbon flavors. Aged in genuine white oak Kentucky bourbon barrels, this copper-hued gem pairs excellently with cheese, pork roast and chocolate cake. Served best at 50 degrees, Barrel Select is truly an exclusive joy to relish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (2152) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Not bad. This cider has a sweet apple flavor, a little tart. Lots of barrel, smoke, bourbon flavors. Very different than the other ciders I’ve had from Woodchuck.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heather_B (246) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Light golden pour with no head. Smells like apples and cinnamon and some light bourbon. Flavor allows the bourbon to shine and the apples take a back seat. Easily drinkable - it isn’t boozy. Lots of cinnamon in flavor. Like an alcoholic apple pie. Unfortunately it’s a bit too sweet like a pie - brown sugar, etc.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Weasel (2) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2015 does not count
I did not expect to like this but I found it quite nice. Not too expensive yet it tastes rich but not overwhelming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10225) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle. Wood, apple juice, and straw aroma. Golden yellow. Oak, bourbon, apple cider, and hay flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2495) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2015
On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill, barrel 14. Light copper with no head. Very sweet, strong bourbon, oak and vanilla, lots of maple, apples and cider characteristics are overwhelmed until the finish, toffee, mild carbonation and sweet, bold flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rikstar (2016) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
0,33l fles gedeeld tijdens pokeravond. Goudgeel met een witte kraag. Smaak en geur zoet met elstarappels.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1737) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2015
On tap at the cidery.
Appearance: Clear darkish amber.
Aroma: Big oak, whiskey and vanilla.
Taste: Hints of vanilla with apple. Whiskey noted on the finish.
Palate: Crisp.
Overall: Very nice! Great BA cider!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8432) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2015
12 oz bottle at home from notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with no head at all. The aroma and flavor have sweet apples, a slight tang, oak, vanilla, some subtle bourbon, pretty good for a cider, but it is still a cider.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from Wegman’s. Pours deep copper with minimal head. Apple, cinnamon, honey in the nose. Tastes rich, dense, with apple, spice, cinnamon, finishing tartness, molasses, and oak. Pretty good, and the bourbon barrels add a lot of depth to this.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2853) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2015
amber with minimal head. probably more interesting than good. there’s a lot of flavor, that’s for sure, but i’m not sure the overall mix is hitting the sweet spot for me. woodiness with some harsh bourbon overtone


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