Flag Hill Farm Vermont Still Hard Cyder



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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Flag Hill Farm is nestled high in the foothills of the Green Mountains where we have been making fine hard cyder for over a decade. Like the cyder that had its heyday in seventeenth century England, we make ours the old traditional way using unsprayed and ecologically-grown apples with no sulfites or other unnatural ingredients.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1183) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Purchased at Hunger Mountain earlier today. Last one. $9.99 + VT tax for the 750 mL bottle. To undersized tasting snifter, it pours a skin-tinted amber; champagne bubbles up top, but not especially fizzy. Aromas of Macintosh apple applesauce, yams, honeydew melon rind, sunflower seeds, corn kernels, lavender, chlorine, vanilla extract, butternut squash, and tangerine zest. Tastes the same with the addition of wet cardboard, acidulated malt, white wine lees, and spent grain. Funk, durian, salted butter, and black limes experienced by swallow. A lot going on here. Yeasty and acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle shared with my wife. Pours a clear orange amber with no head. Soft apples on the nose, dry champagne yeast, a little vinous and woody. Medium bodied, dull acidity, old apple notes, gets a bit yeasty and dry. Warm alcohol into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Thanks to an ass. Transparent gold, no head. Light honey and cleaning product nose, white grape, wet wood, and apple skin. Bitter flavor is heavy apple skin, hot honey, nicely bitter. tepid body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (8072) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2013
750ml bottle pours a clear yellow with zero head. Nose is mild apple, light butterscotch, buttery. Flavor is sweet, apple juice, apple skin, a little buttery. Medium bodied, sweet finish. Well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
750mL thank to nimbleprop. Pours a clear, light straw. No carbonation. Nose is heavy green olive, cloying white grape juice. Taste is tannic, boozy for style, yellow apple, white grape juice, champagne. Palate brings tart Granny Smith apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12836) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle shared by nimbleprop. Pours lightly hazy yellow with no bubbles. Aroma is light hay and plastic phenols, apple dominant with dry leaves. Flavor is lightly tart apples, dry straw and hay with a dry finish. Medium body and no carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23604) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle courtesy of nimbleprop, thank you sir! Hazy pale yellow color. Aroma of dusty dry apple skins. Taste is equally dry and slightly dusty apple skins. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Bottle sampled on 9/15/07: Pours a still dark golden bronze with a thin ring of white head. Aroma of earthy caramely apples with a touch of tartness. Body starts with a good light sweetness and earthy, fresh tartness toward a thinner sweet-tart finish Nicely balanced, smooth and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Poured a clear golden color. Nice leather funk aroma with sweet red apples. The flavor also had leather and red apple skins. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2007
Thanks to notalush for bringing this one out. Deep amber colour, sweet and very appley. Completely still. Fairly tart and has lots of tannic dryness. Fruity with a hint of brown sugar and soft spiciness. Lingering sweet vineous character. It could use a bit more acidity to brighten the nice aromatics on the palate. Still, a good cider.

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