phaleslu (10889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
Draft in a sampler at the Clybourn brewpub. Pours almost clear, with a piss-yellow gold hue and no head. The aroma is sweat and apples with some sugary sweetness. The flavor is crisp, tart, refreshing apples and not as sweet or sweaty as the nose. Light-bodied, with surprisingly high carbonation on the palate for not seeing any in the glass. So-so cider. JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Tap at Bierkraft. Pale hazy pour. Golden colour. The nose is bright and appley. Very clean smelling. Dry palate with a light tannic character and a bit of soft tartness. Dry finish with notes malic notes and some nice bright tartness. Lovely. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
[ Keg ][ 16oz ][ Bagby ][ $5 ][ Becher ][ 10.4.14 ]DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2013
>> Flat light golden near straw, little to no foam. Nose is green apple Jolly Rancher. Chemical, weak taste: sour green apple, English or American cider in style, cheap sparkling white wine. Mild paper finish. Hmm, pretty meh.
On tap at Dutch’s. Totally clear, slightly yellow color, no head or lace. Almost colorless. Very interesting apple aroma here... Oak, light funk, maybe a hint of smokey earthiness. Lightly tart taste, lighter sweet relative to other ciders, finishes more dry. Very light, crisp carbonation, more dry finish, and a very light body. Very easy to drink. This is actually chuggable, whereas most ciders are too sweet for that to be possible. Great stuff! blipp (9899) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Draft at Barcade. Pours clear gold with a bubbly head. Dry champagne, lightly sweet apple, relatively dry, with a touch of tartness and some faint tannic notes. Pretty good.
arminjewell (9721) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pour on tap, clear golden pour with thin no head, aroma brought notes of big green apple, apple skins, some lemon, touch of yeasty notes with a slight oak. Taste was a mix of oak, lemon, some slight vanilla into tart apple skins, apple flesh, finishing slightly tart, slightly dry. b3shine (9255) - Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a completely transparent light gold with no real lacing and very soft carbonation. Smells and tastes of tart apples and mild vinegar with a fairly dry mouthfeel. Not bad, but not my favorite example of the style. jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Draft at Pony HK. Pours a light hazy golden body with no head. Aroma is very faint apple skins. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with a decent amount of carbonation and notes of apple, spritzer and spice. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Sample at World of Beer Easton on 3/15/14. Clear yellow to blanc in color with no head. Aroma of dry white wine, apple and oak. Dry white wine flavor with an apple finish. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2012
Draft on tap at Goose Clybourn (Chicago, IL). Welcome Greg Hall to the fold again, folks. Pours a pale straw hue, champagne hued with just a touch of haze. Some gentle carbonation with a brighter white head that dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are crisp and bright apples, sweet and touches of tartness. Gentle funk, yeast, and gentle crisp straw. Rich apple, touches of fruit sugars. Initial is a touch fizzy, dry and prickly front offers some cotton, gentle apple, champagne yeast. Dry and effervescent with touches of apples, fruit sugar, red apples wit some mellow dryness, gentle funk and touches of spice. Dry and champagne based, lovely dryness with some gentle sweetness. Very champagne influenced, dry with gentle sweetness, light carbonation though. Quite striking. Lovely rich dryness, with mellow sweetness making it’s jabs. Red apple, a faint tartness into the backend and finish. Quality local fresh cider here that wins over someone that does indeed enjoy Champagne.