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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Rich tannins and spicy aromas with a mild oak finish. Blend of English and French bittersweet apples rounded out with aromatic and sharp heirloom apples. Pairings - mussels, prosciutto, salami, or stinky cheeses such as Camembert 6.8% Alc., 0% Res. Sugars Cold ferment 2 months, aged 6 months On medium toast French oak last month

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle. Clear yellow with a bubbly white head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma of tart apples, sweet honey, vanilla, light oak and tannins. The flavor is very light, just some mildly sweet apple, some alcohol and a tart finish. Light body with a very active carbonation and an extremely dry finish. Well its called a dry cider and it certainly is very dry. Even though Im not a huge fan of dry ciders this is pretty good, there is still some apple character that makes it through the dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (11018) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle Clear yellow cider with a mid-sized, wispy, white head thats gone in a flash. The aroma is of day-old, fallen apples -nicely acidic and modestly fruity with a note of toasted oak. Light-bodied and watery with dancing carbonation. The flavor is tart, but mostly thin and fairly nondescript. Not all that fruity, although I do pick up a rumor of bitter and sour apple. Crisp, bland, bone-dry finish. Not nearly as good as their Bloom cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (8171) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
500ml bottle pours a clear, bright yellow with a spitty, white head. Nice nose, honey, apples, fruity. Flavor is sweet, apple juice, light honey. Medium bodied, dry finish. Very one note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle (bottled July 2010) from Healthy Spirits. Pours with a clear, vibrant golden body and a large white head that fades to a ring. Aromas of oak, white wine, very dry apple, tannins, oak, musty, CO2, and some acidity. Flavors of super dry apple, radicchio, champagne (carbonation, flavor, acidity, etc), candy sugar. Very dry. Slight complaint that it is relatively thin stripped of carbonation. Light oaky finish. Vibrant carbonation. A well made cider overall.
Earlier Rating: 3/8/2009 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle. Sent in a picture to be uploaded. Pours with no head and a dehydrated yellow body. Light legs. Aroma has some sweetness, dry apples, light normandie corkiness. Taste is very dry with light crab apple bitterness. Very dry finish with a hint of oak. Light alcohol (for 8%). Very dry mouthfeel, lively bubbles...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
22oz courtesy of nimbleprop. Pour is a clear, light yellow with a temporary fizzy, white head. Aroma of baby powder, green pears. Taste is dry, light, mild tart apples, mostly watery and spritzy. Extremely thin, watery palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (14106) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
375ml bottle, thanks nimbleprop. Crystal clear apple juice body, still. Aroma is medium sweet, apple, some crispness, light mustiness. taste is medium sweet, apple, some seltzer. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Nice apple and honey nose with some light vanilla-oak notes. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly tart with fresh apples, some light clove honey and a touch of pear skins. Just a touch of funk in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23964) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle. Pale yellow. Aroma of rotted, sour apples. Taste is very sour white wine vinegar. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours a beautiful dark gold color, crystal clear. Nose suggests hay, oak, bright apple flesh. Lots of interesting wood notes. Flavor starts slowly, subtly; nuanced tannins, pepper, and dry acidity are present. Good apple kick towards tail end, finishing bone dry with a horseblanket note. Very nice, just a touch more body through middle and this is the perfect dry cider.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2010
500mL Bottle poured at CiderDays 2010. Oak comes out immediately in the nose and is enjoyable as slight bit of butter. Good apple complexity adds depth to this. Clearish gold. Flavors are apple-solid, but come on a with a good fist of oak dryness, which I think has been crafted to work with residual sugars and not too much apple tannin. Enjoyable.

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