cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light golden. Nice aroma of fresh genuine apples and some wood. Flavour is sweet with some sourness developing. Nice dry finish.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden. Dry aroma with fresh apples and wood. Dry flavor with ripe apples, wood and a dry tart finish.
amfenlon (5) - ipswich, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2008 does not count
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
a very strong but unlikable aroma, very dark in appearance, with a very over berring flavour,quite palatable but definatley not my cup a tea.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A mixture of sour green and candy apple aroma. Pale yellow color. Sour slight barnyard green apple flavor. Nice body. A very nice sweet-sour cider.
harrisoni (15007) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Clear pale gold, no head, lots of apple juice on aroma, its how I remember cider tasting when I was still a teen. Very drinkable. Reasonably dry with some sweetish apple juice coming in on finish. Refreshing and drinkable.
scotty (1083) - SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This looks dull and old, even tho ity’s best before Jul 09, the nose is bursting with apples (surprise surprise!) Dry, tart palate, quite tannic and one dimensional , still better than most ciders. I used most of this for cooking, not sure if I’d buy again. Tesco.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This pours a deep golden body, well carbonated, with an initially sopay head that quickly settles down into a ring around the glass. The aroma is sweet apples with a distracting tinge of vinegar to it. Same with the flavor, although it has the added "benefit" of a touch of metallica. Crisp sweet finish. I won’t be repeating this one.
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JPDIPSO (5045) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
After the last couple of cider tasting "brews", decided I would actually have one. Light golden color with a fizzy off white diminishing head. Woody apple aromas. Some hints of brandy and simple caramel when further sniffed. Quite sweet with a medicinal quality. Hints of cherries, plums and dates. LIghtly scidic in the finish. Lightly astringent as well. An over-ripe apple linger. LIquid seem to coat the mouth at times even with all the effervesence. There are some nice apple flavors at times, but they seem to get displaced or intermingled with some flavors that aren’t quite as pleasent. Slightly better than average.
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 1 Pale(1)->Dark(5) : 2 Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Intensity : 2
Yeast : 2 Bread : XX Hay: 2 Brett : XX Floral: 2 Wood: 2 Leather: XX Barnyard : XX Medicine : XX Phenols: XX Cheese : XX Vinous: 2
Caramel : XX Honey : XX Applesauce: XX Appleskin : XX Pear : 1 Tropical FruitsXX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4 Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3 Juicy: 2 Sourness : 1 Bitterness: 3 Farmy : 1 Complex: XX Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2 Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3 Chewy: XX Sharp: XX Chalk : XX Astringence : 1 Tea tannins : XX Alcohol : 1
Comments: Quite a chaotic example, starting very sweet, yet finishing bitter and unpolished.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a peculiar orange, more reminiscent of Kraft Mac and Cheese post-preparation than an apple cider. Aroma is a stinging cherry/apple mixture, more of the former than the latter; reminds me of a Kriek. Wow! Who dropped the sour ball into the frementing tank? Extremely tart and sour cherry with a weak apple tint; in fact, if I had drank this during a blind taste test, I probably wouldn’t be able to detect the apple at all. Average mouthfeel. Okay, I guess.