I have not tried it but I would imagine that it has what I would call a cooked apples taste. It seems like anytime I hear about someone trying to reduce the volume level of their cider through cooking or boiling they come out with the cooked apples taste. It works for some people but it is not the way I would want to go about making my cider's. Not a bad way to break in to the cider making though. Tis the season for Christmas gifts!