ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 bottle with probably 4-6 months of age on it. The bottle is identical to the label pictured here however, the box has Premier Cru on it, so I’m not sure that the two arent one and the same. Anyhow, I was pleasantly surprised with this one, despite the obvious filtration and forced carbonation, it’s not overly fizzy (given some breathing) and has plentiful wild yeast character. The finish even ends with a nicely tart acidity that removes all the sweetness from the mouth. The aroma has notes of chardonnay and peaches, though white grape juice prevails lightly on the finish. Bits of doughiness and hay mark the opening flavor profile, which grows quite acidic as I mentioned, leading to a unripened nectarine/apricot fruitiness and vibrant green apple crispness. No alcohol noted. Very light in color. Clear. Moderately watery mouthfeel as the carbonation recedes.
Pure_BS (1) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Just not, not good, so far from good, the least good thing except hazy hog now thats the worst
Piw (626) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Flasche. Klar und hellgrün. Dezentes Apfelaroma. Voller Geschmack. Mild. Leicht trocken.
mike_77 (4569) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Champagne coloured. Aroma is quite floral with some tart apple. Flavour has mildly sweet apple and a touch of pear. Mildly sweet and mildly tart. Soft mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.
ContemplateBeer (1878) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 11.2 oz. bottle labeled "Aspall Dry English CIder" from Louisville Beer Store. Shared with my Boo. Aroma: As you’d guess, it’s a quite dry variety of apple- mostly pear-like and gently floral; juice is semi-dry. Appearance: Pale straw color with a fizzy white head that fades away completely. Streams of carbonation nonetheless. Flavor: Juicy up front and pleasantly semi-sweet; more floral and slightly spicy towards the finish, which is dry. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, astringent finish. Overall: A very nice cider; would be an able replacement for champagne.
suurjuust (2236) - ESTONIA - NOV 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow, small quickly dissipating head. Nose is apples, sweet notes and apple peel. Flavor is toart apples and more apple peel. Semi-dry finish. Lingering tartness. Not bad.
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle ("work" at Koht, Tallinn)
Dull simple apple aroma, a bit dusty. Very pale. Wateryish, only fullness from sugars, so a bit sticky. Simple apple taste. Hmm, not much to grab onto here.
sebletitje (8270) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample @ Van Moll fest 2015, Eindhoven.
Dorée claire, pas de col.
Arôme pomme, bouquet fleuri rétro fin boisé avec un petit côté de chardon.
Palais pommes pressées, fleuri le tout est sec voire astringent et un léger profil épicé en fin de bouche, possible tanin et sécheresse en fin de bouche?
edsspoon (826) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - pours a pale straw colour. Aroma of apple and pear with hints of coriander seeds and oak. Taste of honey, apple, a little caramel. Medium body, lightly sparkling and a little warming.
77ships (6526) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled bottled @ Van Moll Fest 2015. Pale clear golden. Nose is soapy apples, faint sulfite-like touch, faintly sourish,… Taste is light mineral, touch sulfite-like, sourish apple, candy, floral, touch barn, very dry,… Green apples. A touch odd. Okay.
Gurthnar (4077) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Goblins. Clear pale yellow colour. Excellent balance of taste and aroma. Clean apple character. Wonderful balance of sour, tart, bitter and sweet. Excellent. High carbonation, easily drinkable.