Sammy (7041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 edition is 80% russet plus 5 other apples. Delicious, but may be closer to apple wine for dedicated ice cider palates.
JoePeesie (829) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a honey orange. Nose is of apples, vanilaa, spice. This my first experience with the style, I found it to be a very well balanced sweet, spicy, tart, thick, dessert drink. I was impressed to be certain!
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GRB 4th anniversary tasting. Pour golden yellow. Aroma stone fruits, apples, spice, hint of sweetness. Taste terrific balance of mild spice, apples, sweetness, and acidity. MF thick and coating. Wow what a terrific cider very well done and best ice cider I’ve had to date cheers!!
matt7215 (1933) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
multiple samples at Grand River Brewing’s 4 th Anniversary party. clear deep yellow, sexy legs. huge apricot and peach aroma. very well integrated acidity helps this from being cloying. amazing ice cider, i can see why it won canadian ice cider of the year in 2010.
Earlier Rating: 2/17/2008 Total Score: 4.3
2006 vintage. pours light amber with no head. huge legs all over the glass after a quick oxidizing swirl. aromas are apple pie spice with a lingering sweet fruitiness. flavours are complex waves of apple and spices. thick, sweet apple yumminess. full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. a touch too sweet but overall very enjoyable. Ill be placing another order soon Applewood!
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle- Deep rusty gold, almost amber. Pours still but the swirl produces some nice legs. Looks quite oily. On the nose, fresh robust apples, some spices, vanilla,caramel, a bit of alcohol......strangely almost earthy. Tastes of fresh apple cider, red delicious and honey crisp, a bit of spicy floral like flavour comes through with caramel and brown sugar. Quite sweet. A full bodied, and quite boozey example of a fantastic style of cider. This is exceptional, though I suggest a small serving.
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Mc backus,
My First experience with iced ciders and man it was wonderfull reminded me of the fall in ohio nice and crisp apple aromas with the sweetness of the scent of falling leaves just reminds me so much of the fall with the intense flavours and aromas..
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from matt7125: pours a nice honey colour with no head and some oily legs onthe glass. aroma is a great sweet honey mixed with fresh apple juice, slight apple peel aroma mixed with some flowers. very nice. flavour is a very sweet apple juice with a big sticky mouth feel that is very welcomed. a touch of floralness flows in then a great honey profile. this is very good not just apple is in this but a great array of flavour and aromas. great honeynees
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1386-20080524] 500mL bottle. Wine-like apple aroma has a bit of wood and apple butterscotch. Clear, amber orange body has no head but nice legs. Sweet sugar flavour is mostly woody apples and butterscotch. Medium body is sweet. Could pass for 15% easily, very pleasant.
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ others)
Overheard: "I poured water in it and it’s still 5%."
GregClow (2736) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml) shared at ’Biegaman’s Second Annual Saison Tasting’ -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. 2006 vintage. Vibrant reddish-gold colour, very still body. Aroma is warm and boozy with notes of sweet apple and butterscotch. Medium bodied, a bit sticky. Flavour is rich and very, very warm, with lots of apple and caramel - it’s like an alcoholic candy apple! Would be nicer if the booze was brought down a bit, but otherwise, a really enjoyable tipple.
blankboy (5153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (500ml) shared at ’Biegaman’s Second Annual Saison Tasting’ -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. 2006 vintage.Pours a clear oily orange with no head. Aroma of booze and sweet apples, butterscotch and vanilla -- nice and pleasant. Flavour: Whoa Nelly! Quite tasty but man that’s strong! Booze and sweet apples. Sticky, oily mouthfeel, full bodied. Quite good in small samples -- pretty tasty stuff.