rauchbier (3655) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (Organic Suffolk Cyder), from Tesco Cleethorpes. Orange gold, noisy fizzy quickly dissolving head and insistent condition. Fruity tart apple and faintly phenolic alcohol in the nose, quite dry and muted in the mouth with some earthy appleskin notes and vague alcohol, short dry finish with some lingering earthiness.
ClarkVV (4159) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 bottle drunk January 2009 with approx. 4-6 months age on it.
After the delightful tartness of the dry cider from Aspall, I was very curious to try this guy. Similar in appearance, with, perhaps, a bit more amber color to it and equally carbonated. More mushy, red apple-like sweetness is apparent in the nose, with some musty, though I wouldnt quite say tart, notes on the end. A definite woodiness, like wet/damp sawdust is noteable in both these ciders, leading me to believe it must be a house character and not an unenjoyable one at that.
Cleaner, more straightforward in the mouth, with simple juicy sweetness and a less staying tartness/acidity on the finish. Some light alcohol creeps in to the finish and as the carbonation softens, it gets rather "mushy" and probably a little too lifelessly sweet. Good enough though, and the wild yeast/musty house character is a nice touch.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Organic English Draft Cider
Date: November 28, 2008
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: crystal clear sparkling yellow
Aroma: light apple aroma, hint of sweetness
Flavor: rich apple flavor, light tartness is balanced by a touch of sweetness, light sulpher begins to show up as it warms
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
The aroma is fruity and plastic like with apples both tart and sweet. Its also sour and funky. The appearance is pale gold with nice carbonation. The flavor is like the aroma and not pleasant. The palate is typical for a cider and the finish is medicinal. Overall this is bad.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchased somewhere in Chicago with my mentor, CMUBEERMAN, as the guide, (by the way, I have a bunch of ratings to enter thanks to CMUBEERMAN).
Pours clear orange gold, bubbly head that quickly disappears. Aroma is apple and slight vinegar.
Flavor is funky with some vinegar, but still has a crispy apple flavor. I like this because it’s not too sweet. This is way more drinkable than most of the ciders I’ve tasted.
imdownthepub (11283) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 500ml from Morrisons, Banbury. Pale greenish gold with no head. Reasonably well set up cider, quite basic apple with slightly earthy, farmy notes then a lingering sweetness. reasonable.
hayduke (3677) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At $5.99 this was expensive so you would hope it would be good. And so it was. From the bottle it poured a very light yellow with a tiny head. Nose is of tart apples. Very fresh mouthfeel. Flavor is of course apples but there are some other kind of spicy flavors. Finish is tart and dry. A superior Cider.
SudsMcDuff (6761) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bought a bottle, poured..tried another in the Cooler, then broke out of disgust... is very tart and sour, with just an underlying sweetness.. a whack cider! ..i couldn’t finish either bottle..
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light yellow. light apple with some nice earthy undertones. flavor is similar. old apples, faint hay. nice lively mouthfeel with a decently dry finsih.
Kinz (3506) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow, clear. Aroma is apple and some faint funk, a bit of cheese. Flavor is apple, some woodsy notes, a bit of cheese, and some sour notes. A bit of aspirin springs up oddly on the finish. I rather liked this, but it was quite unusual. Sort of like a cross between a clean American cider and the wild French ciders.