PhillyBeer2112 (2770) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2004
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is slightly better than their regular "Draft Cider" brand in that its far cleaner rather than insipid. Fizzy with faint hints of bruised apple. There are far better commercial ciders out there.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2004
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
10.04.04 12oz bottle. Pours thin and pale like flat brut champagne -- no bubbles. Aroma is sadly artificial, smells like a red candy apple or an apple Blow-Pop. I’ve got one right here to compare; it’s identical. Body is fuller than I expected, but still very wet and quite sweet, like apple juice. There is absolutely no dry bite. None. Mouthfeel is closest to almost flat Sprite. This is nothing more than an apple wine cooler.
Nuffield (4106) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Blech. Another in a long line of American ciders that completely fail to capture the fresh apples and natural sweet/sour of proper apple cider. Very light color, mostly yellowish with moments that make me think green, though I don’t think there really is noticeable green here. Terribly sweet flavor. The aroma is the most likely thing to redeem, as it clearly has apple notes, but the sweetness drives a very much medicinal/childrens’ apple juice drink. I didn’t make it to the bottom of my glass. An embarrasment to the world of ciders. I get so angry tasting this.
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not very impressive. It’s too sweet and tastes more like candy than cider. I guess alcopop fans will like it.
muzzlehatch (4901) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2004
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz bottle. Extremely light yellow with a greenish tinge, light-appearing carbonation. Nose of cheap, commercial pasteurized apple juice, like Motts; I have a fond memory of such from childhood, but its not what I’d want here. Extremely, almost excruciatingly sweet at first, with unfortunate late metallic edge. Almost undrinkably sugary.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very strong odor of artificial apple and sweetness. Poured with a quickly subsiding head of large bubbles. Taste was a bit too sweet, but its a cider so I guess its to be expected. Finish was slight tart/sweet apple. Not bad to have one, thats it.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2004
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma: pears or apricot scent, with a touch of apple. also smells of hand soap and watermelons
Appearance: very clear, similar to white grape juice, tiny head
Flavor: green apples, minerals, water, artifical apples (i.e. Kool Aid). very sugary
Palate: smooth but very bubbly--grossly overcarbonated
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. green, bowling pin shaped bottle. Twist off crown. No freshness date seen anywhere. Poured out a white wine, pale yellow color. No head to speak of, but left a slight ring of bubbles around the edges of the glass. Aromas are of fresh apples, slight bubble gum, and apple peels. Some yeastiness is also present.
Taste is good, but not great. Tastes more like a white wine spritzer than a hard apple cider. Thin body, and thin mouthfeel as well.
Left a strange aftertaste also. Not the best cider I’ve ever had.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey dew nose. Pale golden hue. Small bubbly white head. Aritificial candy like appleness. Very sweet, but really enjoyable. Crisp and refreshing, light body, granny smiths I believe. Light and musty, faintly syrupy, but I likey. This is a very popular, great selling cider.
3fourths (9265) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Green apples and watermelon or honey dew melon in the aroma. About 1 micron off from being completly clear. Candy sugar and grape flavor, some pineapple and apples, with a really bad finish.