kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Cider Jackkitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
clear yellow, lots of carbonation creating a frothy head that quickly disapates leaving behing a touch of lace, slightly sour apple aroma, strong apple flavor that starts sweet leading to a tartness and then a dry finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
On draft at Boston Beer Works Fenway location. Very pale light yellow with no foam to get in the way. Very apple-y in aroma and flavor and very flitered for a sparkling appearance. This cider is on the sweet side rather than the pungent’yeasty side of the cider spectrum. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2007
On draft at Fenway Boston Beer Works. Palest light yellow in color - clear.Thin smooth head lingers. Smells like apples, tastes like apples. dpbhoosier (51) - USA - JUL 30, 2007
Bottle. Pale light yellow color, no head. Crisp, refreshing. Medium bodied. Light apple flavor. Not overly sweet. Very drinkable. JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2007
This cider pours clear yellow. It has notes of freash apple and then a sweeter than bitter apple mid palate. TRhe finish is refreshing.
JoeMcPhee (9517) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2007
Very pale straw coloured cider. Very subtle aroma, light pear and faint apple. No complexity at all. Flavour is lightly tart, but mostly dry pear flavour. A touch of tartness, but not much. A bit of sulphury yeastiness. It’s macro cider, and not even very good at that. Still, since it’s about 35 degrees in my apartment, this will do nicely. yespr (47077) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2007
Sample from tap at the brewpub in Canal street. Pours pale yellow-greenish, head is a thin white rim. Aroma pear and apple, slight citric and dry. Flavour is sweet pear and apples with a citric twist into the finish. Slight chemical twist. Medium hard cider. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Bottle says it was brewed in Middlebury, Vermont. Pours a clear, pale golden color with no head. Lots of carbonation bibbles. Looks more like a soda in my glass. No detectable aroma. Not a bad aroma, just nothing. The flavor is slightly tart apples with some yeast. Really not sweet, and actually finshes a bit dry. Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Lightly sour aroma, akin to lemons. Very light yellow with little head. Very sweet, yet dry mouth quality. Lightly of apples. Very akin to mead. cheap (6011) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 My bottle says ‘cider jack draft cider’ on it - not draft cider. Somebody on the forum told me it is the same thing. So…. long time ago I decided I liked sweet bubbly fruity drinks. Is it true ‘you are what you drink?’ I distinctly remember the first time I tried orange and grape Nehi. Can’t forget the first time I scored a Mountain Dew! This is all reflected in the way I scored Frambroise raspberry lambic and sweet american hard ciders. I have had some ciders by Hornsby that where more like a wine cooler, with all their sugar and other additives in there – not really a cider. Anyway, they say the ciders in america are child’s play compared to the ciders that are available over in the UK. US ciders are simply bubbly fruit drinks by comparison. I hope someday to buy some real cider, I’m not too sure why they are not readily available here, considering the amount of UK beers I can easily get. This cider is in a short 12 oz brown bottle with a twist off cap. Has a dude staring at a red delicious apple on the front. Things are looking up, on the label the only other ingredients is malic acid, apple flavor, sorbate and sulfites! The aroma begins with a blast of sour apple candy. The smell expands to a larger volume once poured into my poor steeler stein. In the glass it has a very light pale yellow tinge, almost like a witbier. There is very little carbonation but I do see a spot in there where a bubble or two is arising. The initial flavor is a hit of slightly watery granny smith apple, not as sweet as I anticipated. The raspberry version is much sweeter. Bubbles arise every time the drinker takes a sip. Good carbonation on the palate. Very nice, not overly sweet finish - could drink a few of these. Seems like your typical so called ‘cider’ from the north east US.