madvike (3286) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle - Pours clear yellow with a thin ring of off-white head. Nose is lightly sweet apple with a hint of cinnamon. A bit of tartness as well. Taste is apple cider, a mix of sweet and dry, white grape, with medium tartness and just a touch of baking spice. Clean and crisp, with a short finish and a light clean body. White wine notes. Small-bubbled carbonation. Wasn’t impressed with this initially, but it grew on me a bit. A step up from Woodchuck. Just realized this is from Boston Beer...huh. pkbites (970) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of dry apple cider. Tart, dry flavor of crisp autumn apples. Honestly dry. Nowhere near as sweet as other hard ciders. It’s good. mar (5436) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2012
gold pour with a few bubbles. nose is tart, dry, apples, and sweet. easy on the palate, tart upfront, followed by apples, band aid, and a dry finish. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle @ home. Random mini cider tasting. Clear, dark golden appearance with a tiny white head. Pulpy red apple, fairly dry, light white wine, pear aroma. Somewhat tart, tangy, apple pulp, slightly spicy, juicy flavor. Decent but pretty one dimensional. GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2012
12oz bottle. pours out a very light yellow color. faint funky apple aroma. very light apple taste, tart + dry. least favorite of the 3.
SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Pours a medium amber deep gold .. low foam .. . low aroma of woody apples .. . red apple skin and apple juice .. . light easy going mouthfeel . .. nice stuff, simple but effective .. . . my toast always lands butter side up.. LilBeerDoctor (4128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy light orange with a thin white head. Aroma of bread and sour, tart apple with a hint of sour yogurt and diaper. Flavor is tart initially with sweeter apple in the finish. Good cider - more tart than the "Crisp Apple", less appley, but still sweet and tasty.
7/4/7/4/15 [3.7/5] CanIHave4Beers (4207) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2012
The cider pours a golden color with a quickly fading small head and some light effervescent bubbles. ben4321 (6668) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2012
The aroma is not unlike Pinot Grigio, it has some light notes of pear, citrus, green apple, bread dough, and features a general floral character throughout.
The Cider is tart and sweet up front, puckering and green apple like mid palate, but the finish while pleasantly dry is quick and lifeless. I love the fruity dry-white-wine like flavors of the Cider, but I’m not too keen on the initial onslaught of green apples and sweetness.
For what it’s worth It’s as good as if not better than most of the mass produced ciders on the market.
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 5/8/12
Tmoney99 (14850) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Aroma: The nose is mostly just sweet and slightly tart apples
Appearance: It pours a clear yellow-gold with a fizzy white head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is much of the same, lots of apple, mid-heavy sweet, over light-mid tart
Palate: The body is fairly light (thought it leans a touch medium), and with a little bit of fizz to it
This was a decent cider. I’m not a giant fan of the style, but this one was fine. The apple presence is fairly balanced between the sweet and the tart (though it leans just a bit to the sweet side).
Bottle. Poured clear pale color with a minimal head that diminished slowly with little lacing. Medium floral apple aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium tart apple flavor with a medium tart finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable refreshing beverage.