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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Original Sin was born out of the NYC experience. The founders, all NYCers, came to see the need for a superior cider, a cider that was clean and complex with a noticeable bite. The quest to create the perfect recipe encompassed both day and night. Day was spent in upstate in a winery, tasting, testing and mixing. Nights were spent in NYC bars, getting feedback from bar owners and patrons. The result, Original Sin Hard Cider was released to immediate acclaim from sources as diverse as the The New York Times, Paper Magazine, and Market Watch.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
parel (3) - Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2008 does not count
From pint glass. A very pale light green, it poured with no head but a gentle, steady flow of bubbles. It smelled of a crisp green apple and a dry white wine (pinot grigio), followed by a grassy citrus note. Tasted like watered-down champagne with no carbonation--a very dull mouthfeel. Being an avid cider fan, I had been expecting a more lively drink. While it looked nice in the glass, this one felt boring on my tongue--kind of like a shirt that looks good on the hanger but just doesnt fit right. A great disappointment.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BuckyBazoo (31) - Holiday, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2008
12oz bottle. If I wanted a stereotypical cider, I wouldve gone to a gas station. This was a very standard cider and has no lasting impressions. Cheap aroma and less than average appearance. This fits right beside homemade fermented cider.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Disappointment.. Extremely light color, no head. Tangy apple flavor. Watery. "Champaign cider"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5317) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Pale yellow body with nearly no head. The aroma is lightly apple with some cherry cough drops. The taste has light Johnathon apples with some hints of honey behind that. While this is simple and not special, it is drinkable and refreshing. The finish is like peach flavored ice cream. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TheBeerGod (6105) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours a champagne color with only a foam ring on the surface. Aroma is apple and semi-sweet. Almost smells like a a apple juice and champagne blend. Taste is apples but not sweet or alcoholic. Light tartness and very mild overall. Body is light-medium with not a lot of carbonation. Ends with more apple but seems less of a cider and more of one of those fake champagnes you used to drink as a kid on News Years Eve.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Well, never had a cider before... and now I have. Pours a very very clear and pale yellow with just the subtlest suggestion of a loose film of a head. I dont even drink apple juice this pale. Smells like a slightly tart all natural apple juice. Not as full and rich as apple cider. Perhaps a bit of strong cheese in the back? Real Parmassian reggiano. Very thin body, but not completely terribly water with a bit of a fizz. Sweeter than I though itd be with some slightly tart apple and that weird cheese aspect up front. Definitely slightly reminiscent of champagne. Tartish apple in the middle over a rather big sweetness. Lingering champagne flavor. dry finish. Okay... maybe I need to try some of these ice ciders, but I think I might be done with ciders otherwise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3047) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Sampler at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/frankf Liquors, Frankfort. The pourer kept describing this as a "champagne" cider. And actually hes not too far off the mark (though I doubt it was actually bottle a la champaignoise). A light straw cider color. Smell is a little bit like a white Andre. A sweet fizzy taste, not too sweet, balanced by just a little apple tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3615) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Sampled at GWBF 2007. Pours a very pale straw gold with a fizzy, airy, white head that quickly fizzed away. Pleasant aroma of apples. Flavor was apples, not too tart, not too sweet. Well carbonated and light on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Pours perfectly clear straw. Nose is mild sweet apples and pretty clean. Flavor is a tangy apples that is good, but the tang is a bit too high I say. Could be a bit smoother IMO. Feel has a decent carbonation to it that kind of attacks the mouth. Drinkable indeed, but the little nuances of this one put it a few steps behind others.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2007
pours a clear champagne color with no head. aroma is light sour and sweet apples. has a light body with no lacing but good carbonation. flavor is a balance between sweet and sour apples. a little thin but the apples stay with you in the aftertaste and there was no alcohol detected. not to bad of a cider. could use at least some kind of head and lacing and a little more apples thrown in to make the aroma and flavor a little more powerfull. but i am no expert in hard ciders this being my third in my lifetime. kind of has the taste and mouthfeel of a middle of the road champagne made with apples instead of grapes.

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