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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Aged in Laird’s apple brandy barrels.

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3.7
DiarmaidBHK (5913) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2017
Sampler at pizzeria Paradiso Arlington. Pours almost clear with a hint of color. Solid tart and Apple notes on the nose and tongue. Hides it’s booze very well. Quaffable.

3.8
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle from Hair of the DoG bottle shop in Williamsburg. Pours a clear yellow with some soda-like bubbles that recede. Nose is nice apples, apple brandy, mild sweetness, and some apple flesh. Flavor is similar with a nice bit of English dry cider. Apple flesh, apple brandy sweetness but not too much and it fades almost instantly, and then just a dry culinary apple presence. Light in body and lingering dry apple flesh and some dryness. Not what I expected from an apple brandy cider, but dry and very nice overall.

4.2
obguthr (6659) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Airplane glue, oak. Clear pale yellow. Apple, oak, dusty basement. Light, dry, soft carbonation. Nice character, subtle.

3
weihenweizen (4127) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2015
75 cl bottle corked and capped. Slightly hazy pale yellow. Aroma is light apples, medium/light body, little carbonation, and no lacing. Taste is light dry apples and some oak. Light flavor, not much alcohol, but still underwhelming.

3.7
Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle. Looked like the pic, but without the bow. Hazy neon yellow color, coca cola head that disappeared quickly. Aroma has vanilla, tart apple skins, tannins. Taste is rich and fruity vanilla, apples in the background. Complex and characterful.

3.5
radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft at Snallygaster 2014. Poured a clear yellow color with an off-white head. Aroma was light apples, some sweetness. Light notes, a little dry but retains some sweetness. Touch of barrel, wood. Booze is a little noticable.

3.7
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft. Still straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, apple, some musty, wood, light brandy, funk. Taste is moderately sweet, apple/apple brandy, some wood, tart, light funk. Medium body, light stickiness.

3
GenDV138 (7700) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by someone. Clear light yellow with off-white head. Aromas of apples mostly. Tastes of apples, light spirits, tart notes. Light body with a dry finish.

3.9
magsinva (1428) - Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tap @ Mekong Richmond - pours clear pale yellow, tiny bubbles. Aroma is oaky vanilla with tart apple notes. Really bright taste with some nice minerality, tart taste, very dry on the initial attack, but that mellows out on the finish. Very nice!

4
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Richmond 19th. Very pale yellow, Aroma is apple and a hint of brandy. Flavor is a match. Really very nice. Liked this one. Good to see these guys putting out another offering.


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