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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Original Sin was born out of the NYC experience. The founders, all NYC’ers, 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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Strykzone (7360) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2008
On tap at the Rotten Apple in Grafton. Clear, clean, crisp and aromatic are good descriptions for this cider. I actually ordered it for my wife to see if she liked ciders (she did) but I also enjoyed it. It offered a nice tart apple taste.

Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Draft at HDG. Keeps somewhat of a head. Aroma is nice, light apples. Flavor is slightly sweet, slightly dry. I can see how this would blend well as a Bee Sting but on its own, its nothing more then a lawnmower cider. I dont get the "champagne" qualities from other ratings. Not that lively.

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 doesn’t fit right. A great disappointment.

BuckyBazoo (31) - Holiday, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2008
12oz bottle. If I wanted a stereotypical cider, I would’ve 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.

BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Disappointment.. Extremely light color, no head. Tangy apple flavor. Watery. "Champaign cider"

heemer77 (5358) - 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.

TheBeerGod (6224) - 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.

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 don’t 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 it’d 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.

DrnkMcDermott (3100) - 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 he’s 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.

beerbill (3619) - 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.

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