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RATINGS: 517   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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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (7438) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2013
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 theres one odor I love in cider, its ammonia. Crispins products are chock full of it. This one cant quite match those ciders in terms of pure ammonia power, but its no slouch either. Seems like theres 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.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
tightslice (1074) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (2468) - PORTUGAL - NOV 28, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear golden with small white head. Apple and herbal aroma. Taste is sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1722) - 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: Its 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (1057) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2016
Clear gold, apple juice pour with a little carbonation. Sweet apple juice smell, taste is very similar - sweetish, crisp, fresh apples, dries out a little and has slightly tart note at the end. Not bad at all, very easy drinking and not too sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (10044) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle, Tesco, Wigston. Golden with carbonation. Pulpy sweet apple with herbal and honey notes. Sweet. Quite tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quick3Beers (1022) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Pours a clear apple juice from the tap, large bubbles but not effervescent. Aroma is of ripe apples, like walking under a tree and the ground is covered in drops that haven't started to rot yet. Flavor is syrupy sweet, with the alcohol somehow making it somewhat medicinal. Good cider. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Popoff91 (118) - Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2016
12-ounce bottles in a glass. As the standard offering from Angry Orchard, this is a good baseline to compare the other versions. Not as good as the Elderflower, it takes most like the Summer Honey. Overall, basic but good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sound67 (702) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2016
Bottle, 500ml. *** Colour: Pale yellow golden, clear, no head. *** Nose: Ripe, sweet apples - just like filtered apple juice. Also, earthy notes. *** Mouthfeel: Mediumk body, not too watery. Modest carbonation. *** Taste: Semi-sweet apples at first, some lemon, some apple-peel & grapes(!). A little drier towards the middle, still very apple-y. Finishes with a sour lemon note over red apples. Long aftertaste of red apples. *** Impressions: Straightforward but extremely fruity and not too cloyingly sweet cider with a very nice, sour lemon note at the end. Really tastes like actual ripe apples. Very well done.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kingi (630) - - SEP 17, 2016
Pleasant sweet apples on the nose. Appearance clear, golden, minimal head. Taste medium sweetness. medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, cloying sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (2530) - Tuusula, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle from alko sotkamo. Clear golden color, some white bubbles on head. Literally crispy apples on nose, some earthy notes. Balanced crispy taste, apples, some stable notes. Pretty nice.


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