MicroGrog (367) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Hard to rate this @ the Farmer’s Market with that hipster fish monger downwind. Lowball glass at home, sweaty bottle.
Clear, active, yellow & amber body.
Smell is mushy/caramelized red fruit, grass, alcohol, & yeast. Lacking.
Taste is better. Damp, macerated apples. Saline. Very mellow alcohol. Not much tartness. Could be juicer. Moderate acidity. Earthy bitterness. Pinch of sourness on the finish.
The carbonation is really nice. Strong, but not irritating. Husky dryness. After a few slurps, my tongue feels like I was just eating a bowl of almonds.
Tasty cider, but it could use a bolder nose. I’m more concerned though about what kind of sucker pays almost $24lb for swordfish?! j12601 (11601) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Pouring at the Applepalooza event at the Astor Center. Pours a clear straw gold. Apples and pears on the nose, sweet candy. Light musky yeast. Apples dry out a bit, crisp on the finish. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2011
750mL Bottle, poured at CiderDays 2011. Complex, but a bit calus. The bitterness is very forward in this cider and I think that’s something that’s a matter of taste. As a hoppy beer drinker, I notice the bitterness in cider, but rarely comment on it’s intensity. Great structure and complex. A cider for slowing down. Enjoyable. MeadMe (1661) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2010
A: Pours light yellow with a small white head. S: Aromas of apple skin, light booze, and a hint of tartness. F: Tart apples, light spice, no booze despite the ABV. M: Medium in body, light carbonation, tart finish. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2009
bottle Tampa xmas gathering
pours a light hazy golden, thin fizzy white head.
aroma and flavor, what really stuck to mind is how acerbic the mouthfeel was, nice dry finish with bitter apples, but I would have loved to a tad more sweetness in there.
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2009
Never would have guessed that this was 10%, alcohol nicely hidden. Pale yellow color. Flavor is slightly acidic in carbonation, apple skin, light tartness. Nice cider. beastiefan2k (3979) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2007
I want to preface by saying that goldtwins and JoeMcPhee know nothing about good cider (for goodness sake they think everything tastes like dill). Special bottle provided by apoptosis and notalush (yeah I put the woman first, someone thank me for it) [Completely unrelated, I am having deja vu right now]. The cider does pour an ugly color (which is usual for a lot of cider), almost clear water but has a hue of yellow. Aroma is some booze, isopropanol, light apple sweetness, which is spiky. The alcohol however adds to the heft of the beer, which is uncommon in a lot of ciders. Taste is granny smith apples skins’, slight sour apple, grapes, and again heft from alcohol. Again the alcohol ends a heft (and in a way a legitimacy) to the cider which is rare among ciders. P.S. screw Larry and Joe. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Poured a clear pale yellow with a bubbly white head. The aroma was crisp and sweet with notes of red and yellow apples. The aroma had a clean finish. does that make sense. The flavor had a short sweetness with notes of apples and tannic apple skin. Clean finish and a lively mouth. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2007
Bottle shared by notalush and apoptosis. pale straw colour. Aroma is quite light and boozy. Crisp appley nose, lightly acidic with a touch of tannic appley flavour. Cidery flavour (duh), with a light lingering peppery flavour. Decent Normandy-style dry cider. Quite dry and champagne like. Fine carbonation. apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2006
I’m not that experience with cider’s in general, so this is mostly an opnion of how I enjoyed drinking it...it has a pale yellow body with a big bubbled, quickly fading head. Highly carbonated. the finish is slightly sweet and wine-like. Strong, natural apple flavor with lots of yeastiness. A good amount of tart sourness. Crispy apples in the aroma, with honey as well. I look forward to trying more of their products in the near future.