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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Private Reserve Ginger combines a crisp apple cider with sharp ginger and citrus undertones. This perfect balance in taste pairs excellently with chicken, spicy stir-fry, and fruit salad.


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3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2012
It’s a cider. It has ginger notes...which is a good combo with apple. Wish there was more to say...nothing groundbreaking or exceptional but nicely drinkable. Seems a little higher in ABV than most ciders I have had. Added plus...I’m drinking my son’s stash...nice :)


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle @ home. Confession: I "bought this for my girlfriend" but really it was for me. Light straw pour with a fizzy, short lived white head. Smells of candied ginger and apple juice...pretty much what you’d expect. Hints of pear and citrus. Flavor is on the sweet side with a strong apple character and more candy than ginger. Still, a half decent spiciness of ginger. Slightly woody and herbal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (460) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Syrupy with a bubblegum aroma and slight ginger. Very sweet and slightly spicy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nakedwhendrunk (2198) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Now I’m a big fan of ginger, let’s see how this does. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy golden yellow color with a decent transparency about it allowing carbonation to be seen rising. There was no head. The smell did have the ginger which I did like how it came across. Light apples came through subtly. The taste was mainly sweet as the ginger faded just a tad. Apples dominated in the flavor. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty decent sessionability about it. The ginger shows a decent harshness but becomes slightly subtle. Overall, good cider I could see myself actually having again.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3931) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Aroma is apples and ginger/mint/medicinal. The flavor is apples, ginger, a hint of sweetness and a mix of mild spicy heat/tartness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (689) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bomber. Pours clear, barely a yellow hue, small bubbles, no head. Looks like white wine. Aroma is ginger, with some sweet apple undertones. Taste is light, dry, refreshing, taste like a light wine. One of the better woodchucks, much more my style over the sweet ciders.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle at a work event. From notes. Loads of apples with a decent ginger backbone. Pretty darn good thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear blanc in color with a thin white head. Aroma of apple, ginger and mint. Apple juice flavor with ginger character before a sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2413) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
Tap at Rattle & Hum NYC sept 2012. Really pale yellow cider with no head. Fruity and ginger aroma. Nice ginger flavour, a bit sweet with some apple and grassy notes.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3693) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pours a very light color (green apples?), and the nose suggests apple candy, with a somewhat crisp fruit note. The flavor brings out the ginger, however, reminding me of the Jamaican ginger beers (ie. pop) I’ve had. Not the most pleasing note, but some people might like this. Sweet, somewhat dull palate. Bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. Very pale yellow pour that borders on being clear with no head. Heavy cooked ginger nose with light stewed apple notes. The flavor seems heavy handed with the ginger. Light apple skins with a dose of apple juice sweetness. Finishes off-dry to sweet. This one leaves you wanting for less sweetness and a greater balance of flavors.


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