sulawang (1217) - - FEB 7, 2018
Visual: (cellared for 3.5 years). Pours almost clear light orange-yellow with no head, micro bubbles along the perimeter, a few micro bubbles surfacing here and there - not much.
bytemesis (9620) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 29, 2017
Nose: ginger-fir-dense apple blend, very aromatic. (lvl-10)-pungency.
Attack: soft crisp, medium tart
Mid-palate: fir tips exhale, clean light ginger w/o heat, fruity tart red-green apple hybrid juicy, (lvl-3-sweetness), background tangy acidity
Finish: fruity apple juice exhale, mild residual cloying tartness
Summary: A big dense apple fruity profile with a cohesive addition of ginger and fir that help elevate the cider to the next level. The fruitiness and tartness become cloying after a glass but that is easily remedied by a few salty bites. Great with a meal.
Tap. Clear white grape, straw, small fizzy head, minimal lacing. Aroma is apples and light ginger. Flavor is light tart. Light body. Interesting. djd07 (16452) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2016
On tap at Fremont Brewing. Pours a clear yellow gold with no head. The aroma is apple, pear, oak. Thin body, apple, oak, pear, nice tartness, good. tmoreau (4808) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle at Lunar Brewing Co., poured to snifters showing a hazed straw color, with minimal head foam & lacing. The nose was sweet, ginger, pear, apple & skins, with a hint of resin. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste was similar, with a bit of ripe nature to the esters. Tart & tangy. mcberko (20260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
On tap at Bottleworks, pours a clear pale golden with a tiny white head. Nose brings out light ginger, medium sweet apples and some light funk. Flavour is along the same lines - the ginger is pretty light, with farmhouse notes and medium sweet apples. Well-balanced and clean. Not my favourite of the Finnriver products, but they excepted this well. Solid.
OldMrCrow (2447) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from the Beer Authority.
fiulijn (21522) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
I’ve enjoyed the Elijah K. Swan series and this one is no exception. Light yellow pour with the faintest pink hue, limited head. Apple and ginger mingle in the nose. Gently sparkling apple flavors, mildly sweet, ginger melding rather than turning this into ginger ale. Almost a cinnamon-in-apple-pie thing going on here, just a hint of mustiness, somewhat starch apple close. I don’t get much from the spruce tips. Tasty, tasty stuff.
Draught at Elizabeth Station, Bellinghamafter4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Pale color. Mild aroma of apples, very light rosemary. Off-dry, with moderate acidity, very light herbal touch, and mild ginger.
Delicate, interesting, very nice.
500, capped. Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with no head or lace. Clear sharp piercing ginger and green apples on the aromatics. Creamy medium body with soft carb in the background. Bright ginger and green apple mid palate, surprisingly appealing together. Definitely a great showcase for the ginger. Tangy finish. Could drink a lot of this; no flaws. More repeatable than the merit score would suggest. michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a mild aroma of apples, ginger, and evergreens in the background. Flavor is skewed to the dry end, with ample ginger and a presence of evergreen trees which I do not think works well here. For my palate it’s too dry and has a slightly harsh edge that does not work for me.