CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2007
(750ml bottle) CW3 gathering in Victoria. Courtesy of Oakes and Joe McPhee. Lite yellow colour with high carbonation. Tart, clean, tonic, dry grape nose. Flavour of a mildly sweet white wine. Good apple base with a delicious grape mid-palate. Mildly dry wine finish. One of the finest non-iced ciders I’ve tried. Difficult to achieve this level, balance and complexity. bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2013
good apple aroma, a bit vinous, effervescent. clear, pale yellow color. tart and carbonated. clean, sharp, crisp. refreshing. not overly tannic, good acidity. dry and light. jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Bottle. Dark golden strawberry body. Aroma is a pleasant smell of wood and tart apples. Flavor is slightly dry tartness, wood and oak, mild to tart apples and a hint of lemon. This is one great cider that can go well for any season. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Nice golden color with moderate carbonation and a big, tart appley aroma that has raw apple skins and a bit of gueuze mixed in. Flavor is solid, tart apple with pleasant acidity & sourness, and just enough tannic bite to keep the experience going. Really good cider from these guys. kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle, at Tria Fermentation School 2/12/09. Clear straw color, with minimal head. Aroma is fairly earthy, with tart apple, apple skin, oak, and dust. Flavor is a bit tart, with with baked apple, apple chips, and mild acid. Very drinkable and refreshing.
Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2007
Bright, light yellow. Fresh, fruity and altogether clean aroma. Quite tart, with notes of apple skin and tannin. Bright on the palate with more apple complexity than the Semi-Dry. Very tart finish - fresh & fruity character is quenching indeed. muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2008 750 ml bottle from the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT, served from a standard no-name wine glass at a bit below cellar temperature. Light "pop" of the cork, a bit of fizziness that quickly subsides in the golden/straw body which is just faintly hazy and bubbly....earthy, mineralic/chalky hints in the autumnal-sweet cider-apple nose, old Russets with hints of Empire perhaps....very smooth, eminently quaffable body, just beautifully balanced on the dry/sweet chart, with very little alcohol noticeable and a lovely hint of caramel sweetness at the finish...low to moderate carbonation, a real pleasure to drink with just enough complexity to retain interest through the bottle, enough easy roughness to make you enjoy that finish. Possibly the best from this solid cidery. jredmond (8288) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Draft at Rattle N Hum in NYC. It pours a clear orange body with white lacing. The aroma is apple. The flavor is champagne mouthfeel, with apple flavor, no alc present at all. Great cider. mar (5417) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. yellow with no head. nose is tart apples and light sourness. very nice on the palate with a sour apple flavor that is very refreshing and easy to drink. thornecb (5916) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Pours pale light yellow into a snifter. Mild apple aromas. Dry with semi-sour apples and crisp summer apples.