ClarkVV (3892) - 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.
MichaelAwesome (4564) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think that great looking bottle promises more than the cider delivers. Nice touch of green apples, some earthy moments and a good background with that high abv. But this cider comes a bit unbalanced and slightly watery. Still not a bad brew.
McTapps (4564) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a clear golden colour with a medium to smooth body. Aroma of ripe apples and leaves. Taste of ripe red apples, mild pears, leaves and poak. Flowery finish. Nice one.
BitchPls (590) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light yellow cider. Light apple vinegar aroma. Dry and light taste. Grows a little in the after taste. Quite bland.
Tsekouratos (346) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Watery yellow color, clear as hell. Aromas of green apple. Taste of apple and white whine. What else? Ah yeah, apple. No aftertaste really. Light body with low carbonation. Not my thing.
abemorsten (2900) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared 0,5 l bottle at Cardinal. Clear golden body with a white rim.Nose fills with apples, band aid and Belgo yeast. Apple wine mouth. Medium to full body. Finishes on a dry fruity tongue.
Holmen2 (1221) - NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, pale straw colour. Refreshing apples with a touch of sweathy gym socks and berries in aroma. Fine and refreshing taste. Fine aftertaste. Good drinkability.
OldGrowth (2751) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at Blackfriars good aroma sweet. Apple. Little yeasty. Clean pale gold color no real head our lace. Sweet flavor. Light body thin sticky mouthfeel. Sweet dry finish. It’s fine. Just trying a few while on this trip flavor best part for me. Aroma was not as interesting.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. As I nearly always say when I rate a cider, I know even less about cider than I do about beer. I enjoyed this one. Clear light gold with a small white head. Sugary apples, caramel and toffee apple, apples and stuff, sweetish finish. Worked for me.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear golden/straw/amber.
Aroma: Apple, leather, woody.
Taste: Medium sweet and sourness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, abrupt dry, sweet, tart apple finish.
SarkyNorthener (2365) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco. Pale golden cider with a green tint. Aroma of faint freshly pressed apples. Taste is dry tart apple with some pulp and a little wet wood. Decent.