brewbattles (40) - - NOV 27, 2013lumiens (1) - Corona, California, USA - MAY 10, 2017 does not count
We did a blind taste test with this cider and 4 other ciders to objectively determine which one is best. The other ciders were: Woodchuck, Angry Orchard, ACE, Hornsby’s, and Strongbow. You can check it out here:
My family had an apple orchard in the late 60’s to early 70’s. We made hard apple cider from the mash, during our apple saucing process. This is pretty close minus the filtering. I love the taste and I’d place it near the top of the ciders I’ve tried. OnTheTrail (491) - Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Pours clear pale straw. Aroma is intense commercial apple juice. Taste is sweet apple juice. Very light, some carbonation. SolWine (7) - London, - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
Drinkable but not ideal. Very sweet appley, nearly dry finish. A little normal boring. GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 16 July 2012 -- It’s a cider that’s pretty good. zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Smells like generic preserves and pee. Dead golden body. Taste like a dry apple jolly rancher ( the candy, not a gay cowboy) carbonated on the palate.
Emeister84 (2476) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Aromas of strawberry preserves, not in a good way... Pale pinkish-gold. Sweet, apple candy. Light bodied. slowrunner77 (11917) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"a step backwards from the pear for sure. In a head to head, Ace pear whooped Spire, but the Apples were about even. Light in color and body. As usual, decent apple aroma, but nothing special. I dug the tartness of the flavor, but that’s really the only thing that stood out." KyotoLefty (10194) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle from BOTW. Slightly sugary apple nose, some minerals. Pale gold. Some bubbles. Sweet apples, minerals, finishes somewhat dry and minerally. Low carbonation. Not so interesting, and a bit weird in the after taste, but drinkable. ttutony (918) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pale yellow with no head and minimal carbonation. Not much of an aroma, slight apple note. Sort of sour apple flavor on the palate. Off-dry sweetness. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a wine glass.
The appearance was a light hazy golden orange color with a quarter finger of white bubbliness that left no lacing. Lots of bubbles rose to the surface.
The smell started off with mainly apples, dry and crisp.
The taste was bitter and sweet as the apples take on a slight tartness to it.
On the palate, this one sat fairly harsh on the tongue through the carbonation. A light vinous quality ran over my tongue.
Overall, just another hard cider to me. I can’t say I’d have this again.