ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bought the wife a six pack, decided to try it. Pours a light gold with carbonation bubbles, no head. Taste is sweet apples, adjunct aftetaste. No much here, watery mouthfeel, but its not awful.
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft->taster at BBB Fest-Nashville. Bad watery skunked apple cider. Not a fan, obviously.
GAcdr (10) - - NOV 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes crisp and not too dry. The smell is a little on the stale side and there is an occasional feeling like a want to spit but not because of the taste. Wish the bottle wasn’t clear, not a killer though.
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
smells good, very fizzy and slightly tart with a decent aftertaste. not bad but not great
Cobra (1100) - - NOV 1, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz. clear bottle. MAR1714 freshness date. Apple cider color, with a thin white head. Aromas are of apples, with a funky background.
Thin body, thin mouthfeel. Tastes like a watered down apple cider with some vinegar in there.
Not the best I’ve ever had, that much is sure.
sliderider (4) - - OCT 31, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure why a lot of people refer to this as a "beer" when clearly it’s a cider. Miller Coors should have marketed it as such as using the word ’Ale’ instead of ’Cider’ on the packaging leaves the potential buyer confused as to exactly what it is. A beer drinker would be turned off thinking it’s a cider and a cider drinker would be turned off thinking it’s a beer. If my local liquor store hadn’t started stocking this in the cider cooler instead of with the cold beer, I wouldn’t have bothered to try it myself.
The taste is within the norm of what you expect for a hard cider. It’s middle of the pack, not the best or the worst either. Not too sweet and not too dry. Aroma is of fermented apples, like you would expect from a cider. Leaves a faint lingering taste of sour apples in your mouth. Caramel color? Come on guys, you can’t manage to get a rich, amber hue without resorting to artificial colorings?
There’s much better choices out there for hard ciders like Woodchuck, Strongbow, Magners, Angry Orchard, but this one isn’t one I’d automatically turn my nose up at. I reserve that distinction for Harpoon.
jewels68 (1) - Fallbrook, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love this beer, very refreshing. Does not weigh you down... if you like ciders you should like this
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Looks like cider. Smells like cider. Tastes really sweet with an odd aftertaste.
markwise (5434) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at recent college tasting. Pours a clear yellow with a soda-like white head. Nose is Mott’s apple juice with some spices. Flavor is pure fizzy apple juice with lots of sweetness. Tastes like apple soda with alcohol. When I look up "meh" in the dictionary, this one is the illustration.
mrossini (34) - - OCT 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tastes very light. Was hoping for more Apple taste, but instead was fairly dry and left me empty.