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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrumpditty (3) - - MAY 7, 2014
Original Sin cider has been around for a while now. Never gave much thought to cider prior to OS. Had only partaken in such low quality ciders as Woodchuck, Strongbow, etc. But OS opened my mind to the potential of ciders and how enjoyable they really can be. To be truthful, its not exceptional, but for the price its damn good. . Much better (and better for you) than Inbev (Johnny Appleseed) or MillerCoors (Smith & Forge) offerings. Its at the same price point in my area as Angry Orchard, yet much drier and more refined. Its not an ultra-premium hand crafted cider like some local offerings here in Richmond, VA as in Blue Bee, Albemarle Cider Works, or Potters, but its not priced to be. Expect an effervescent, clean tasting cider, that leans toward off-dry but in comparison to similarly priced 6-pack ciders out there it would have to be considered a dry. Good, not great, but extremely drinkable. Cheers!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mvksmall (2) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2017 does not count
Closest thing to Bulmers Strongbow (circa 1970s Toronto) that I have found so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2232) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle thanks to a bud. Poured pretty clear no head. Aroma sweet apple juice. Light carb med bod. Taste sweet apple. Basic cider

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle from Bethesda Food & Beverage. Nose of apples but also cranberries and cherries. Taste is also apples with the other berries a more distant. Medium in the body. Sweet with cherry flavours throughout. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smaynard6000 (1123) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2015
On tap. Light golden in color. Fermented apple aroma. Traditional apple flavor. Prototypical cider, but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4130) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Light yellow, low head. Moderate carbonation, slightly tingling, on the dry side, a bit tart. Decent flavors, not especially distinctive however.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (6138) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Yellow pour with no head. Aroma is tart apples. Flavor is semi sweet apple with a dry finish. Light bodied and fizzy. Ok cider

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 14 July 2012 -- This is an okay cider. Maybe a little thin for my preference but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
benprowde (1) - - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
Im not sure why this cider gets a bad wrap, it has a very distinct taste and is a really unique cider. Its brewed with champagne yeast, so it is much more dry compared to a standard cider and even tastes similar to champagne. It also only has 7 grams of sugar, probably the lowest Ive seen in a cider. Overall, its one of the best, if not the best, cider Ive ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (5460) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
From the bottle with aromas of light apples and dryness. Flavors are granny smith apples light champagne and dryness. Meh not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (1536) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2015
Couldnt rate appearance, medium apple smell, taste is mild med apple that is natural, not artificial...very Meh though

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