Mike’s Hard Smashed Crisp Apple Cider

RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Naturally fermented with Washington apples

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bhensonb (15251) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours gold with a slight white head. Smell of apple skins and a little cooked apple. Med minus body. Flavor is fairly sweet . Nice apple flavors. Just a bit of tart skin hanging around. Quite drinkable.

Drake (13742) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Dinky little can from a Kroger. Pours a clear pale amber color with a fizzy head that instantly fades. Aroma of tart artificial apples. The taste is the same. Thin-medium bodied, artificial. As expected. 8400th rating. Oops.
Earlier Rating: 7/5/2013 Total Score: 1.9
Bottle from a Kroger. Pours a clear amber color with a fizzy white head that fades quickly. Aroma of sweet, grainy apples and a faint sweaty sock thing. The taste is sweet and tart apples, not quite artificial but very candy-like. Thin bodied. Not a good cider, even by the macro cider standards.

crossovert (12937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2014
8 oz can. Drank from the can. Smell is like redd apple ale, pretty similar. Taste is sweet artificial apple, some band aid, weird bleachy finish.

slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Wondferful natural apple aroma, but after that it kinda falls flat. Too light, too thin, doesn’t taste as good as the nose would have you beleive. Oh well. Not like I expected much.

blipp (9306) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold. Sweet apple and lingering candy sugar sweetness. Juicy sweet finish. No spices or acidity or anything interesting. Just lightly carbonated apple juice. Not bad.

b3shine (8878) - Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle to half-pint. Looks decent; a fairly transparent apple juice with thin white head that quickly dissipates entirely. Smells like apple juice. Tastes like it smells, but lively due to carbonation. It exceeded my expectations.

drowland (8766) - Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
9/25/14. 12oz bottle from Winn Dixie. Chugging this badboy straight from the bottle because I can. Looks brown, I’m guessing not much head. Sickly sweet apple aroma... Jolly Rancher almost. Sweet, apple juice aroma. Sweet flavor, basically tastes like bubbly apple juice only sweeter with a caramel tinge. Ugh.
Earlier Rating: 7/16/2013 Total Score: 2.4
Haha... I had this awhile back at the Jax Beer Fest, took notes, but didn’t bite on rating it because I wasn’t sure if it was allowed. Leave it to PorterPounder to add it on up! Anyway, golden brown pour, fizzy off-white head that’s gone instantly. Sweet, sweet apple juice aroma and flavor, too much spritz, too much sugar, and lots of apple. Meh.

SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
12oz from make your own sixer .. . pours a simple gold .. low head, almost no lacing .. . simple red apple from a blender .. . light mouth.. . i could chug a keg of this but is a very empty cider .. . . why does everyone assume i just sit on the couch all day and do nothing!?! i prefer a recliner..

PorterPounder (7971) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 11.2 oz bottle. Sparkling medium golden pour, light white head. Sweet Golden Delicious apple aroma. Flavor is crisp and sweet with some Gala apples, a touch of pear sweetness. Mouthfeel is crisp and has a nice spritz to it. Pleasantly surprised.

BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle, and don’t ask me why. Always great to see a laundry list of ingredients on the side of a label that are not apples and yeast. Pours with a perfectly clear deep golden yellow (food coloring?) hued body with a few large bubbles. Aromas are of jolly ranchers, candied apple, tons of sugar and artificial acid. Cloyingly sweet. Lightly spicy character. Flavors are equally sweet, artificial tangy acidity but yet not enough to even come close to balancing the sweetness. Next to no tannic structure. Medium full bodied, lively carbonation. I might be a bit harsh, as this is not nearly the worst cider I have, but this is still pretty much the definition of an alcopop, and it really bothers me that most of the "ciders" one finds on shelves are like this. Cloyingly sweet and mind numbingly dumbed down.

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