Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Woodchuck Gumption

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1710) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2016

 
2015 BJCP Category: C1A New World Cider

AROMA: Fairly strong red apple aroma; distinct dry character present. Almost a slight wild or tart character. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Honey amber hue; clear; gentle CO2 2/3

FLAVOR: Palette is medium to medium-sweet. Standard apple juice flavor throughout. Some dryness/tartness through the middle and a moderate honey-like sweetness on the finish. Some tannin present for light astringency. Well-balanced overall. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body and light carbonation. Refreshing, but it leaves a slightly astringent aftertaste. Seems much lighter than 5.5% ABV. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: About as to-spec and enjoyable as any other standard American cider. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 36/50