Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a wine glass.
The appearance was a somewhat clear yellow color with a fast rising carbonation trying to fill a rapidly dieing bubbly head. There wasn’t any lacing.
The smell started off with some granny Smith apple and then there was some light sugary notes (I’m guessing maple syrup) but honestly it doesn’t smell like maple syrup, it’s just sugary.
The taste was actually more balanced than I thought with a sly dose of bitter from the granny Smith apples and still a sweetness from the maple syrup.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation does hit fairly hard but I think I’m just starting to understand that most ciders are meant to be like this.
Overall, well hot damn, a balanced cider? One I could possibly do again? Well, how about that. I’m thinking the next time I get this, I’ll put it with some food just to see how it does.
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at SB. Pours a clear pale gold with a fizzy white head that fizzes away pretty much right away. Sticky sweet white sugar nose, definitely smells back-sweetened. Fizzy light body. Some green apple notes there, smells pretty synthetic, with that white sugar note again from the maple flavoring. Cloying synthetic finish.
Austin_Ripper (16) - - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wasn’t expecting much out of this at all, but its pretty good! Not really something to drink lots of with it having maple syrup and brown sugar and all, but if your able to get a six-pack of different ciders/beers i recommend snagging this one.
Arrix (1) - Washington, USA - APR 21, 2014 does not count
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Weak cider flavor overpowered by maple syrup/ fake sweet brown sugar. Very dissapointing.
INTERLAM (1) - Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle- This cider was much too sweet for me. The over powering maple flavor made it seem as if I was drinking a pancake. I actually split a bottle with my wife and the 8oz that I drank was almost to much for me. I love Woodchuck, but I will not be getting the Spring Cider again.
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Light golden yellow pour with no head. Syrup, chewing gum, apple. Nice aroma. Like a lighter dry dessert wine. Body is lighter than expected. Overall nice but wanted more apple
Ericular (686) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was not expecting a breakfast cider, but that’s what I got. Pours very light in color. Aroma is fresh maple syrup, honey, pancakes. Taste is maple, brown sugar, honey, with some crisp apple tart to complement. One is enough, but this would make for an interesting pairing with pancakes.
Beerman6686 (4670) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Wow this was a strange one. Poured a hazy darker yellow with a white head. Aroma was of caramel, maple, and faint apples. Flavor was the same but worse, big maple extract, light apple and caramel. Just weird and overly sweet.
GTAEgeek (1273) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear, light, yellow-green color, with a fairly large, bubbly, white head. Red delicious is dominant, with some notes of vanilla, and butter toffee. Very sweet, with a surprisingly acidic, dry finish. Light body, bubbly, acidic, and crisp. Overall, this is a nice, relatively complex cider.
EithCubes (5085) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet nose out of the bottle is of apple with an at first overpowering musk of maple syrup, I mean ripe for the pancakes, but that lessens with time. Pours very pale clear yellow with light carbonation and a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it off-white head. Taste is sweet and sticky, the maple syrup overtones are again strong, and the stickiness helps the profile match, but there’s also some caramelizing brown sugar and memories of cinnamon -- this would have been a much better choice for an autumn seasonal! The apples are fresh and the body is clean, tart light-medium body with no bitterness but a modest tendency toward the dry. This is surely my favorite from Woodchuck.