obguthr (6358) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Apple aroma, with an oh-so subtle hint of chocolate and funk that is barely perceptible. Crystal clear yellow, no carbonation. Dry and slightly blitter, slightly tart. Apple initially with apple core at midpalate. Oak and twigs throughout. Not dissimilar to a Chardonnay in its earthiness. Some pleasant astringency with a still mouthfeel make it velvety smooth on the palate. I at times feel like I just don’t like dry cider, but I attribute that to the fact that there are so many bad ones on the market. This, I like. crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
750ml bottle. A pretty damn dry cidre that has a tannic bite, presumably from lack of carbonation, woucl like to try the carbonated version. LilBeerDoctor (3931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle from St. James Beverage. Pours a clear light yellow with no head. Aroma of sweet candied apple (almost as sweet as an ice cider). Light tartness but mostly sweet in the nose. Flavor is quite dry as the title would suggest with tart, sweet apple, some barnyard funkiness and oakiness. Overall this is tart, dry, and pleasant.
8/4/7/4/14 (3.7/5) Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
I’ve had this in the cellar since about 2006. Lovely golden yellow. Interesting catty aroma, but without going all acidic and farmhouse-lambic. I’ve tasted a few dry white wines that had these aromas. Light body and dry, crisp finish with just a bit of alcohol that lingers on the tongue. Light acidity gives it some interesting depth and complexity. Great stuff! Leighton (21280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours a pale golden hue. Aroma of fresh apples. Flavor is bittersweet. Earthy, yes, with nice apple notes abounding. The finish is crisp with just a bit of tartness. The apple flavor is highly detectable in the aftertaste. The stillness and almost undetectable alcohol make this cider seem almost juice-like. Quite good.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2010
750mL Bottle from 2008 poured at CiderDays 2010. Tannic, tart, and a touch biting. Aromatic, fruit-forward. Crisp and together. I think I appreciated this more when it had carbonation. It’s still very succinct, just less elegant. muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2006
750 ml bottle from the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT, consumed around cellar temperature in a wine glass. Still, almost clear gold with quite faint bubbles and light yeast clouds in suspension....soft, slightly buttery, dry musty apple aroma, like last year’s fall apples well-kept and just starting to decay, tart acidity showing up with a second nosing....quite dry throughout though not bone-dry at all, light golden apple-white wine qualities, tart-to-sour at the finish and some barnyard funkiness subdued....elegant, subtle mouthfeel, a bit acidic and spicy in the aftertaste. Very nice and complex enough that I’ll likely try it again. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of candy-like green apple...not sure what else I’m supposed to say with these ciders. Flavor was at first intensely acidic, but calmed down for me to an enjoyable and refreshing mix of tart and sweet notes. I guess it was good! bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a spare bubbly rim. Aroma of apple, butter, and earthiness. Flavor of sweet, somewhat tart apple and Band-Aid with a dry finish. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, clear yellow and gold color with sweet apple aroma, flavor is of bitter sour apples, with a light finish