RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
The first of the Farmhouse Select Series: Original ’91. It’s a throwback to our early days in cider making. The year was 1991. A winemaker began tinkering with apples in a Proctorsville, Vermont garage. It gave birth to an original American hard cider. Woodchuck Hard Cider.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Aroma of sweet apple juice, pale gold appearance. Taste is sweet apple juice, just a little oak and yeast, not complex and not very tart. Body on the thin side ever for cider. I was disappointed comparing this to all the other great craft cider in my area, but it is a tasty enough bev.

crossovert (13727) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2015
750ml corked and caged bottle. Clear cider pour. This one is a pretty crappy one, not on par with a premium cider form these guys. Not backsweetened but somehow mindblowingly mellow.

keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2015
At the source.
Appearance: Clear light light golden.
Aroma: Very light, slight tart apple.
Taste: Light tart, light vanilla and banana, very nice.
Palate: Light bodied, moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Very nice cider, very refreshing.

Slubgob (339) - West Hartford, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Bomber into wine glass. Pale yellow a bit turbid. Sweet nose m one dimensional palette of sweet Apple. Short, see finish. Unremarkable easy drinker.

Brigadier (3725) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2014
750 ml bottle
I seldom turn down a freebie so when this was offered one evening I shared a bottle with others. While it is nothing more than a typical Woodchuck cider the flavor profile at least keeps it interesting from start to finish. I would not probably buy this one myself but it makes a good tick.

Aroma / Appearance - Golden yellow liquid flows to fill the glass in seconds with little resistance. Signs of carbonation tease at life but generally it sits flatly in the shaker. Sweet Granny Smith apples and honey rise with minimal complexity. Not a tough cider to figure out, this smells like a middle of the road daily drinker.

Flavor / Palate - Sweet apple sauces, lemons, and a mild tang tickle the tongue before clearing the throat. Simple from start to finish, the profile does at least smooth out the ABV. An easy drinker might catch up with you after a bottle or two but even drinking one solo would be straightforward.

wdowney (4) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
I really enjoyed this. Sweet, but not cloyingly so. Had a bit of a barnyard smell and taste - just a pinch. light body, soft carbonation,

hotstuff (5233) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Rated on 6-29-2012 (Corked & caged bottle - bottle #ao257) This cider pours a small white head that fully diminished, hazy body and fizzy carbonation. The aroma is yeast, sweet and apples. The flavor is sweet, light apple taste and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this cider is medium bodied. This cider has minimal aroma and flavor. It is a subdued and mellow cider all the way around. This is a cider that does not interest me in wanting again.

Bigkid895 (13) - - FEB 20, 2014
F**king awful, inauthentic rubbish. This is the liquid embodiment of the guy at school with loads of money who, in a go-kart competition would get his dad to build the slickest, most impressive looking machine with perfect wheel balance, comfiest seat etc.. and losing miserably against the kid who crafted a go-kart with character through months of hard graft and determination. sweetend to tast like apple juice

BrewBoxer (2657) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very clear not attractive looking color. Taste is mildly sweet . Kind of flat. Nothing great to m but it's dinkanl ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. I really want to be able to appreciate cider.... A: I get straight sweet, green apples. A: Clear gold pour with a bubbly and thin white head. T: The nose, dead on. P: Medium bodied with almost no carbonation. O: Ciders scare me. They are so sweet and delicious that I feel like I could drink a million of them, but at 7%, that is probably a bad idea.

canary dog (779) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - SEP 22, 2013
One whiff and you are in love: the mustiness of stored apples, made subtly sweet by their numbers. This is the very essence of fall. I consider this to be another example of a cider somewhere in between sweet and dry, perhaps quite similar to Crispin Honey Crisp. A delicious cider that leaves one wanting more.

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