Underdogs88 (325) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bitter sharp apple aroma. Appearance is golden clear with petillant carbonation. Flavor is appley with some white wine esters. Acidity is mid-high. Mouthfeel is light with a nice full tannic structure. Overall, it's a nice semisweet cider with a refreshing acidity and a nice tannic structure. The only thing is improve is that it is a little watery.
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MicroGrog (328) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the Times Center.
Pale bright gold body. Super clarity.
Smell is Pithy. Fruit pits, mellow rind, & dusty, chalky apples.
Taste is sharp apple wine, chalk, & dried out peel. A bit more carbonated then I think it should be. Mushy flesh, lemon/orange, & the subliminal whiskey note their rep kept pushing on me. Faintly tart, moderately acidic. Touch of rind. Watery/hollow. Bitter, leafy finish.
I’m a fan of the Dooryard stuff, but despite the fluffed up description, I thought this one was really lacking.