Mike's Hard Smashed Crisp Apple Cider

RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Naturally fermented with Washington apples

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CardsPackHawks (173) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Pleasant apple aroma. However, nut much more to say. Artificial apple fizz flavor. Was part of a variety pack, the other offerings are better.

arn8897 (447) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Pours gold with a white head. Aromas of apple obviously. Taste like apple candy. Very sweet. Thin palate. Little lacing in the glass. Overall not impressed.

blipp (9691) - 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.

drowland (9057) - 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.

Frank (4235) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
This claims to be some sort of ale but pretty much tastes like a standard issue soda-pop style apple cider. It looks like a glass or apple juice and smells like green apple Runts. This is maybe a little sweeter and more full bodied than the standard crappy American cider but otherwise pretty much right in line w/ Woodchuck or anything like that. It just kind of tastes like carbonated apple juice w/ slightly exaggerated tartness. This doesn’t taste outright bad but it definitely cloys a great deal only halfway through the glass. Not exactly a world class beverage at least from where I’m at.

Drake (14078) - 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.

slowrunner77 (12804) - 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.

b3shine (9143) - 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.

Chudwick (3367) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JUL 31, 2014
8oz can into tall taster glass - red apple and champagne yeast. Apple juice. Sweet. Easy to drink but no bud light lime apple-ahhh-rita.

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