Fionaussie (1) - - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
Bold Rock Hard Apple Cider on tap is my preference for drinking this exceptional hard cider from Nelson County, Virginia. Crisp, refreshing start to this thinly textured cider. Clear, pale & sparkling. No head here--thank you! I want to get straight to THIS thirst quencher with its light body and soft carbonation. It’s touch of sweetness is balanced by a hint of tartness. Not bitter or astringent, but an exceptionally clean finish. It has become my favorite hard cider. I’m concerned I’ll be using this as my yard stick ... and not evaluating other ciders on their own merits. jerseycaptain (1) - Williamsburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2015 does not count
I will never ever understand the fascination for dry in wine, beer and cider drinkers. To me, dry makes me gag. I don’t like sickeningly-sweet stuff either, but dry is just horrid.
Which is why, after tasting so many hard ciders, I happen to think this one is so excellent. It’s not too sweet, DEFINITELY not dry (except a very slight dryness, which is okay), and it is mellow. And mellow is a key word here, as so many hard ciders tend to be way too tart and crisp. One might as well be drinking champagne when trying most other ciders. I don’t want pucker factor or too much crispness in my ciders, and certainly not dryness (much less in wines). Apples are sweet. They are not dry. Cider should not be anything but slightly dry as far as I am concerned.
Bold Rock achieved a great thing with this cider, and I highly recommend it! Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Virginia- Apple Cider- Bold Rock cider-master, Brian Shanks, takes special care when crafting this high-quality cider. Virginia Draft is a smooth & distinctive hard cider with superb drinkability making it the perfect drink to enjoy anywhere, anytime!
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Somewhat shocked to find this on tap now at Richmond Volleyball Club. But a pitcher of cider after a game of volleyball seemed like a good idea - and it was. Poured a pale clear yellow, little to no head of course. Aroma of apples. Flavor remarkably strong of apples - fresh and clean. Not watery like many ciders, and didn’t veer into the funk like many ciders do that are trying to achieve flavor. Found that I really liked this one. Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark amber color. Aroma of sweet apple notes, faint caramel and faint tartness. The taste is tart apples, sweet apples, caramel, vanilla and tart finish. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Decent cider.
RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Sampled at VA cheer & beer. Pours hazy, champagne golden hay. Very fresh, slightly tart apple with a nice, natural sweetness that avoids being cloying. Over all very natural green apple aroma and taste. radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
At the DC Craft Beer Festival. Poured a very pale light yellow-green color, clear, virtually no head. Aroma was a lot of sweet apples, crispness. Not too sweet, but not too dry. Easy to drink. Actually quite enjoyable to me. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2012
12 oz bottle. Clear yellow orange with a webby white head. Nose is apple juice, yeast and candy. Slightly syrupy with a crisp tingle. Tastes like applesauce with hints of cinnamon and lemon juice. Sweet, nice. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Sampled side by side with the virginia apple. Both pour a nice clear pale yellow, but this one is just a slightly darker hue. Nice cider, and a touch on the sweet side for sure. But not sugary. Not too much. Has more of a floral quality than the other, and not quite the sharp bite on the firnish. Just the right amount i’d say. I’d rather give this to a girl than a woodchuck. GenDV138 (7284) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of sweet apples. Tastes like sweet sugary apples. Light body with a dry finish. Solid if you’re looking for a cider on the sweeter side.