malkyore (279) - - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great cider. It’s distinctive enough to make it something special. It’s a standout among seasonal ciders! Appley at the start, and pumpkiny at the finish... It’s not too complex but it does what it does well.
Huhzubendah (2995) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Apple juice appearance with mild effervescence and a thin, broken cap. Apple juice, apple cider aroma, moderately sweet. The flavor brings more complexity, with notes of fall spice and squash. Burp / hiccup inducing. Medium sweetness throughout. While I couldn’t drink this often or in quantity, it’s better than I expected. Or maybe I’m just in the mood for a cider.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours crystal clear amber with no head. Aroma is pumpkins and some sweet apples. Flavor has some pumpkin and some apples and is pretty sweet. Very smooth medium bodied. I enjoyed this quite a bit and don’t usually like Pumpkin in beverages.
andrewje41 (1334) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle poured. Pours an apple juice color and appearance. Super sweet candy caramel apple aroma. Not really seeing a whole lot of pumpkin going on here, and was expecting/hoping for a nice, bolder pumpkin spice cider. Instead this one is over the top sweet with a syrupy sugar flavor throughout. Super sweet, red apple finish. Not a great cider in my opinion. The idea is fantastic, but I feel this one needs some work.
Reimer96 (1511) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear effervescent goldish copper with small white bubbles. Aroma of apple, caramel and light spice. Taste is sweet caramel, Apple and some pumpkin spice. Overall too sweet with very little pumpkin flavor... A spicier dryer version of this could play out very well.
b3shine (6576) - Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft to taster. Looks subpar; a transparent darker orange cider with no head or lacing and soft carbonation. Smells of sweet cider and a bit of pumpkin spice. Tastes like it smells with more pumpkin. Unbalanced with a slightly bitter mouthfeel. Squashy. Would not drink again.
shrubber85 (8994) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pumpkin pulp and apple juice aroma. Golden yellow color. Very sweet pumpkin and apple juice flavor. Okay but very sweet - not a fan of the pumpkin/apple mixture.
jhamp9 (1300) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark orange pour with a few bubbles but fairly still other than that. Aroma is sweet red apples and light pumpkin. Taste follows the nose but pumpkin is more evident and it is cloyingly sweet. Medium body. Interesting combination of flavors but overly sweet.
Patrickctenchi (4817) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2014
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Clear, amber-gold with a slight, quick, soapy head.
Apple, bread, squash scent.
Taste is clingy-sweet apple, old, dank squash...
Way too sweet.....and way too awful.
Almost an oxidized, stale taste...
Terrible, terrible stuff.
KamGoPro (157) - Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apple juice color, mild cider aroma without any pumpkin. Plenty of carbonation. Has rich roasted sugars and every so slight pumpkin finish.
Frank (3333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
I have drank a remarkable number of soda pop ciders over the last couple years and as such I can say w/ good authority that this is pretty much terrible even for the style. It is clear orange and headless. It smells a bit apply and a bit spicy--not too bad--but the taste is dominated by a wierd, sweet caramel taste. It is sweet and thick and texture w/o enough tartness to balance it and give it that soda pop drinkability that apparently someone admires in this style. It finishes w/ caramel sweetness and a sort of floral apple note. This is a couple steps below most of Woodchuck’s stuff and most of Woodchuck’s stuff isn’t good.