ClarkVV (3856) - 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.
OOKPIKABLE (12) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A tasty cider, as ciders go. Refreshing, if a bit winey. Would drink again.
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear very pale yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of apples, champagne; clean and balanced flavour, very nice
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Très bon produit. Arôme de pomme, pas trop de sucre. CO2 bien dosé. Alcool présent mais discret. Finale sèche.
keanex (1289) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: Crystal clear pale golden body with a quickly dissipating white head that settles into a foamy ring with a little foam island in the middle of the surface.
Aroma: The aroma has a chalky sort of mineral quality with apple skin aromas. Not much aroma of apples.
Taste: The flavor is a bit flat with a mineral quality to it and a mild apple flavor. This reminds me of a mildly sweet Riesling in a way. Not bad, but I like more apple flavor.
Palate: Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Overall: Not my favorite cider, but I’d drink this again. Not bad, just I like my ciders a bit more bold in flavor. This reminds me more of a wine than a cider.
Philym (692) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Clear straw/golden/green colour.
Aroma: Apple, spicy, wood and note of leaves.
Taste: Low/medium sweet and medium tartness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt dry tart apple finish with gentle sweetness.
Comments: Tasty but quite subtle flavours.
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow crystal clear body with a good deal of bubbles. Nose is mild sawdust, yellow apples and hints of green herbs. Taste is yellow apples, mild citric tones and hints of strawberries in the back. Light body, medium to high carbonation. A very mild, drinkable and inoffensive cider which probably serves well as a crowdpleaser but I find it to be a bit on the boring side. However, the 7 % ABV is amazingly well hidden and this certainly has some merit in my book.
Mjp12 (150) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very light tasting, dry cider, with carbonation. It’s great from the freezer in summer, but the 7abv catches you up after a few. Not the most flavoursome cider, but very easy, refreshing drinking.
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottles from Capone’s and Whole Foods. Pours clear and effervescent pale gold with minimal head. Nose is apple, earthy, with apple flavor, some tartness, crisp finish, but nothing earth shattering here.
danlo (897) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear pale yellow colour, thin white foam head and aroma of sourish apple, wood, oak. Fruity apple flavour, with some tartness & sweetness, and oaky notes. Slightly oily mouthfeel, light to medium bodied, well carbonated, dry clean finish. Quite OK.
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Purchased at Kingstown Liquors - Kingstown, RI. Lightly sulfured and cooked caramel aroma, fruity and light. Flavor is good. Extra clean, but with a tart closure and some aged gouda, which is a good thing. Bubbly, refreshing, but full bodied and rich. Enjoyable and solid, if not overly complex.