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RATINGS: 534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This crisp and refreshing cider mixes the sweetness of the apples with a subtle dryness for a balanced cider taste. The fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor make this cider hard to resist.

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3.5
FinnIckler (420) - GERMANY - MAR 3, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2017 250th rating! Bottle at the regal in Cambridge. Nose is sweet apple, some wood. Palate starts sweet, but develops a nice mix of sour and sweet. This is the way I like my crisp ciders!

3.7
lokis333 (489) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - MAR 1, 2017
Clear gold color with no foam. Aromas of dry fermented apple and pear with touch of cinamon. Palate, medium body with medium texture leaving dry-ish finish. Taste, sweet of apple and pear, fairly simple. Overall, nice cider! Aromas wise does remind of traditional English style ciders that are very dry and tart but taste is sweet more like swedish ciders with still light dry touch of traditional cider.

3.5
arn8897 (389) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Pours a clear golden with little to no head. Aromas of apples. Taste the same with just a tad of hop bitterness in the finish to cleanse the palette. Overall nice cider.

2.5
Skarecrow (695) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2017
12 Fl Oz can. Sparkling gold with slight head. Aroma is aged apple. The taste was quite sweet - I expected more dryness for something called "Hard Cider". There was nothing particularly crisp or dry about this one. Average.

2.1
rauchbier (3882) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle, from Tesco. Pale gold, thin short lived white head and moderate condition. Soft sweet apple in the nose, much the same in the mouth although a touch of appleskin tartness does come through, finish has a slight lingering citrus note but is predominantly soft sweet apple.

2.8
willisread (3293) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle given to me by my brother-in-law. Pours a clear gold with a finger of foam. Sweet, apple notes with a touch of yeast. Sweet on the palate with clean apple notes. Sweet finish that lingers.

3.6
bpar73 (1117) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle. Yellow pour with a minimal head, Lots of sweet apple in the taste and aroma.

2
tightslice (1278) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is apple, herbal apple, mild medicinal notes. Taste is apple and aspirin, maybe an apple-flavored medicine that actually makes you sick.

3
ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - NOV 28, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear golden with small white head. Apple and herbal aroma. Taste is sweet.

3.6
ChadPolenz (1804) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: C1A New World Cider

AROMA: Semi-sweet apple aroma though not especially juicy. Subtle acidic note. Standard cider aroma. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Lager-like shade of gold. High clarity, Slow, steady CO2. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderate dry cider up front, though it becomes sweeter on the second half. Flavor is akin to apple juice but with less natural sugar. Slight tartness on the finish lingers briefly into the aftertaste. Tasty and enjoyable, but not exactly amazing. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; not as crisp and effervescent as advertised. Mild acidity in the aftertaste is easily tolerable. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: It’s a solid, enjoyable, drinker-friendly cider. Not bad at all but certainly nothing special. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 36/50

NOTE: I am a rank-pending BJCP judge. I am reviewing commercial beer to BJCP specs to hone my judging skills.


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