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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Sparkling, clear, golden. Blended for potent fruit and acid, subdued tannins, somehow it offers a surprising and delightful suggestion of whisky sours with nothing like the alcoholic penalty. Alcohol content 7.5% by volume. 750 ml. bottle, mushroom cork closure (no corkscrew needed). Nice to get fun and information in the same bottle, yes? The fun is in the flavor, a little sweeter and more accessible than our regular styles, with keen acid and tons of fruit, plus a clean, food-enhancing finish. The information, familiar all over the cider-drinking world but generally forgotten here in the States, is that traditional fermented ciders make ideal hot-weather companions. Don't chill Summer Cider (or any FH bottle) very far down, you'll lose contact with its fullest flavor.

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2.6
MicroGrog (367) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2011
(Notes) On tap @ R&H. Served in a long-stem goblet. Light, but nearly chardonnay in color. Still, except for a ripple here & there. Smell is watered down white wine with tart apples & a touch of bubblegum. Taste is of oxidized white wine, soft florals, tart green apple skins & a wincing astringency. Slightly metallic. Unbashful alcohol. Light on the wood tannins. Delicate carbonation. Dry, chalky finish. Served too cold & too dry for me anyway.

3.4
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2010
From Knightly. Ok, so I bought this one for my wife which she’s consuming right now, but thought I’d pour myself a little to see what it’s about. The pour is a golden color... looks like a typical cider to me. This smells like it’s got a lot of white wine character. To be honest, it smells pretty damn good. The flavor offers plenty of sweet but also tart apple, some wood, as well as a citrusy-lemon note. Slightly dry in the finish. As far as ciders go, this one is quite good.

3.6
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2010
750mL Bottle. Leggy headless pour, with a bit of viscosity and a golden hue. Aroma is a light and of distant apple jack. Overall, flavors are lighter than many other quality ciders. Warmer and more alcoholic than I expect. Lacking tight acidity, balancing skin-based astringency, and complex apple flavor. More sugar-based and plain.

3.5
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Clear light golden color/ fizzy white. Aromas of over ripe golden apples. Refreshing apple butter, pear, mild cinnamon flavors. good.

3.7
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of apple, band-aid, and earth. Flavor of apple and earthiness with a dry wood finish. Refreshing.

3.7
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
( 750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours effervescent yellow. Nose of wet wood, apple, funk. Taste is lightly tart apples, and it’s very well carbonated and drinkable.

2.9
blipp (9168) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Draft. Pours yellow gold with a thin bubbly head. Light apple aroma with just a hint of sweetness. The flavor has a light apple sweetness, with a nice dry almost tart hint. Decent.

3.2
j12601 (10925) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a clear straw yellow with a medium sized white head that vanishes almost immediately. Dry apple, little bit of champagne yeast, somewhat sweet fruit. Thin, somewhat watery. Little bit of a dry hay note, rather empty overall. Dried out a bit too much.

3.3
travita (4988) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to bullzeye. The look is clear, yellow in color, and not too much else. The smell is apples, fruits, sort of spices. The taste is light tartness, fruits, and apples.

3.2
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Clear yellow pour. Aroma is apple, cinnamon, honey. Flavor is dusty, horse blanket, tart. Nice bubbly mouthfeel.


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