DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2015 msnelling09 (179) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The cider pours a clean golden yellow, like dehydrated piss, and sits with a slowly fizzling away scrim of medium sized bubbles. It sits clear in body except for a slight chill haze. On the nose, the cider smells prickly sweet apple flesh with a touch of tannic skin and dry farmhouse must. A slight bit of vinegar also seeps into the nose and plays around the farmhouse smell. On the tongue, the cider tastes dry and tartly acidic with just a touch of apple juice sugar before the mouth is puckered and purged of moisture. In flavor, the cider tastes of clean apple juice with touches of Macintosh and Fuji apples on the tongue. Vinegar can also be noted lightly providing a tart spritz to the tongue and coinciding with a light farmhouse tang of straw. The finish is of dry and palatable apple cider vinegar with a touch of alcohol. The aftertaste is lightly tannic, suggesting apple skins and crisp apple flesh. In the mouth, the cider feels light in body with a light yet vicious carbonation on the tongue that scrubs away some of the sweet qualities of the cider. The mouth is left slightly puckering from the acidity and wet upon the tongue, though dry from lack of sugar. Overall, this is a nice farmhouse cider. It’s nothing particularly stunning in my book, though I am not very well trained in tasting ciders so I can’t say for sure. A nice simple cider.
Sampled during Bengals Tailgate 12/13/15. 750ml bottle, from Dutch’s. Totally clear golden color. Ring of white head, few bits of lace. Nice mildly tart apple, and a great bit of farmhouse funk, pretty tasty. Light tart taste, light to moderate sweet, very nice dryness. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. A great “farmhouse” cider. Very much my style. phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2015
750 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm - thanks again, Chris! Pours a pale clear gold with a small white head that settles into a rocky ring. Very clean - apple, pear, minerals, and hay without much depth at all. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a clean, mineralic, dry mouthfeel. I don’t know why this didn’t do much for me. There’s just very little going on here. Tmoney99 (14983) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured clear pale color with a minimal head that diminished slowly with fair legs. Medium floral tart apple aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft legs. Medium tart apple flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beverage. alexsdad06 (10819) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2015
750 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a clear yellow color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet and tart green apples, dry, apple peel, light tart and funk, ok, but..... I do like this better than most ciders. mike67 (1268) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours deep golden with some bubbles. Aroma is of sweet and sour apples. Body is medium, crisp, biter-sharp. Taste fruity, acidic notes following with some bitterness. Finish is long, semidry. Great cider.
SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Yellow pour with no real head.
The flavor is dry, tart and earthy apples.
Not overly sweet like some ciders. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Yellow pour with watery head. Aroma is sweet apple. Flavor is a dry apple with a tartness on the finish. Medium light body with good carbonation. Ok dry cider jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 17, 2015
750ml for $10 at 802bws, poured into tulip glassAdamChandler (5181) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 15, 2014
A very clean, crystal clear cider. It’s a bit sweeter than I expected - I’ve only had their drier ciders. Very thin bodied and has a nice flavor, but mostly subtle. Not overly sweet, but definitely sweet. Very enjoyable.
75CL picked up @ Farnum Hill. 6.5% ABV on the label. No batch number. enjoyed @ 39F in a Teku. Honey like appearance, 7up carbonation fades quickly. Certain smells sweet, almost pear like. Taste is crisp, sweet, raw apple skin, very little dryness, not cloyingly sweet but is sweeter than their other offerings. would go nicely with seafood. it’s nice. MicroGrog (449) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle from NBD. Lots of older Dooryards here if you look in the back of the shelves.
Fluted tulip. Classy clear, golden lager body. Not much fizz, but constant activity down below.
Cooked, steely apples. Something like oversteeped green tea. White table wine. Touch of oxidation. White pepper? Rice? Just an odd choice in words by me I guess. Just one of those days.
Wood is the first thing I taste. Touch of bitter rind. Has this rose water & ginger thing going. Iced down Schweppes sweetness. They say they use stainless, but this is quite leafy/woody.
Off-dry, with a slightly numbing quality. Barely carbonated. Thin & perhaps a bit starchy.
Probably the sweetest thing they’ve ever made, & barely at that. Not $13 easy, but easy. :)