Ernest (7660) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2013LazyPyro (1121) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle. Head is initially very small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is notes of apple juice, ammonia, candy sugar, plastic. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, moderately astringent. Man, if there’s one odor I love in cider, it’s ammonia. Crispin’s products are chock full of it. This one can’t quite match those ciders in terms of pure ammonia power, but it’s no slouch either. Seems like there’s sugar added to this too, or at least it smells like it. Pretty much just apple juice and unpleasant phenols otherwise. A total drain pour, but not QUITE as bad as I make it sound. Terrible but not horrific, if you get my drift. Crispin is horrific.
30/08/2016 - from cider ratings backlog.60minuteman (1681) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2017
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour, no head. Aroma and taste of light sweet ripe apples. Refreshing. Medium body, moderate carbonation. First American ’hard’ cider for me and it’s actually not too bad, can easily compete with British ones.
Clear gold pour from bottle. Candy apples, grass, citrus aroma. Sticky sweet artificial apple taste and cough syrup. Very sticky. Sound: the cider is crackling in my ear very loudly. Does that always happen? Subpar for the big cideries. gegwilson (3674) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2017
Bottle in Guisborough Wetherspoons. Pours blond with a rim of white froth. Sweet crisp apple flavor. Refreshing. Nice. Fullpintofbeer (365) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Bottle @Wetherspoons Clifton, Bristol.
Small, quickly disappearing head, golden/yellow colour, clear. Aroma: fermented apple, bit of oak. Lightly bitter with strong sweet/apple aftertaste. Full body, lively, long finish. Very nice and refreshing. wheresthepath (2315) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2017
Keg at Revolucion de Cuba, Reading. Orangey-gold with a faint fizz. Sweet and sticky with an almost artificial apple flavour. A subtle hint of dryness in the aftertaste is too late to add any real interest. It’s trying to be one of those mass-market sweetish inoffensive lagers, but there’s others out there that do this much better. It’s not great.
redders1974 (1401) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Golden medium carbonation light oak hint of vanilla refreshing in the garden on a summers day sweet slightly tarte finish. AleMuse68 (1) - - APR 20, 2017 does not count
Most refreshing cider on the market! Has such a crisp apple taste for a sparkling cider, most ciders this hard are scrumpy’s. Highly recommend at least trying it. jmohno (1612) - Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2017
Light gold, apple vanilla and wood. Clean taste, white oak maybe, light vanilla. TArt and lightly sweet. Easy, crisp. Good ok, but I expect the others to be better or more complex. Is what it is crisp easy light refreshing, simple apple, mildly dry. Something in the flavor that I don’t quite like. Brewmeister68 (1) - Export, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2017 does not count
I love this beverage! Its pure refreshment! I love the crisp apple taste. StevieT (1997) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2017
From a bottle. Not anywhere near as bad as I’d expected, not overly sweet, refreshing.