ClubGonzo (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2012
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale, near-green yellow body with no head to speak of (as usual with cider). Aroma is mineral salts, light sulfuric tones, wood, yeast and yellow apples. Taste is weird and sulfuric, with wood and astringent sawdust-like bitterness in between rotting vegetables and accentuated yeasty tones. Parching mouthfeel and surprisingly watery mouthfeel despite the high ABV - itís just too dry, I reckon. Not a good one. Judging by the low Norwegian ratings on this one, the entire batch shipped to Norway might have been bad. At least, I hope so for the sake of the producers...
Beer5000 (5183) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2012
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
500 ml bottle. Pale golden body almost without any head at all. Aroma is mostly sulfide and yeast. Flavor is mild and acidic apple with some off flavors. Not much apples here and the rest is not particular pleasant either.
Meilby (9822) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 500ml @ gunnfryd
Pours clear pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma has notes of apples and sulfur. Taste is light sweet and light sour with a dry finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonaiton is soft.
yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. It pours a clear, pale yellow body and some white bubbles on top. Sulphur, a touch of apples and some oat nuts. The flavor is more on the apple side, but itís not completely free of oat nuts and sulphur. Rather boring and sure lacking on the apple flavors. Medium body. Overall, not very interesting and sure lacking on apples. Donít see any use for this, even though itís drinkable and all that. 120124
SanfordBrewer (1412) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Translucent gold with a few white bubbles. Medium body with high carbonation.
Aroma: musty apples with a touch of sourness.
Taste: musty apples with sour grassy notes.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Same light vino-verde, dry star colour as the Aspall dry. Smells of linoleum, apple peels, non-vintage demi-sec champagne. Full mouthfeel with an on-going tingle lasting to the back of the mouth developing into juiciness. Drier than I was expecting (a good thing), but would go for the Aspall dry if put in front of me.
weihenweizen (2370) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 6.8% abv bottle poured into a white wine glass. Pours clear golden with very little head that dissapates completely. No lacing, carbonation that completely dissapates, and medium body. Taste is slightly sweet apple.
Navarre (11) - - NOV 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
OK. This woud have to be one of my favriote ciders that i have tried it is a nice dark amber colour with little to no carbonation. with slight sour apple taste it is easy to drink
tommann (3024) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a pale gold with no carbonation. Aroma is sour, woody with a hint of piss. Some apple juice, also. Taste has strong apple juice to start. Slightly sour apple finish. Short finish.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
A - Sharp apple...
A - Orange and clear with thin head
T - Sour apple and dry
P - It dryer out my mouth
O - O.K