Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016 BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle, capped, purchased from Beers of the World in Rochester, NY: Pours to a very slightly hazy, very light yellow colored body, even lighter than "straw-colored". Mild carbonation and no head forms. Nose has a pleasant, yet complex mix of fresh, juicy, ripe apples the give a sweet scent, as well as mildly tart apple, lemon, and a bit of slightly musty, apple-soaked wood. Taste hits with a bit of the tartness right up front on the lips and front of your mouth, but almost by the time you’re aware of the bitterness you get the full juicy, crisp, sweet apple flavor filling your palate. However, it is neither too sweet nor too bitter - this cider seems to nicely ride the line between too sweet and too bitter, finishing with a bit of tart apple flavors felt on the tongue that open up to lasting crisp apple notes. For a beer I’d describe the body as "light and watery", but not knowing much about ciders it feels right - light and crisp without being cloying and syrupy. Overall this was a very approachable cider, easy to drink, and with simple, yet focused, crisp, fresh apple flavors.
A golden cider with aroma of light tart apples, light mineral notes, nice. In mouth, rather sweet apple juice, light mineral notes and citrusy notes. Bottle at CNY Brewfest 2016. merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Aroma: White Wine, Mild Sugar
Appearance, Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Bubbly White Head Ring, No Lacing
Taste: Riesling, Mild Pear
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Similar tasting to a Riesling... blipp (9696) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle at CGBD. Pours light clear yellow with no head. Semi-sweet apple, faint hints of caramel and spice, not much of an oak presence, and a medium dry finish. Pretty good. j12601 (13123) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft apple, warm apple skin. Medium bodied, sweet apple, soft and sweet. Big apple flesh notes, no oak really, but still very tasty. Apple candy.