ClarkVV (4429) - 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.
sebletitje (8022) - 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 (788) - 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 (5895) - 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 (3337) - 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.
mcberko (10042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at PIB 2015, pours a clear blonde with a small white head. Aroma is quite dry, with crisp dry apple skins and almost a touch of funk. Flavour is medium sweet, with red apples, light acidity and a high juiciness. Really well-balanced and refreshing. Very good.
Pinball (11586) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice looking bottle from El corte ingles mallorca. Clear yellow white head. Very mild leathery and apple juicy aroma.flavor is really nice. Apple leather citrus full mouthfeel Alc is high but manages to not make it boozy.
wiedrzensky (392) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle. Pours is pale/ gold, almost straw, with thick head that lasts for seconds. Spicy, vinous aroma, floral, leather, basement. Taste is sweet, medium sour, light apples. Moderate dryness. Very good.
alexsdad06 (7227) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample from notes. Pours a clear bright yellow gold color with no head. The aroma and flavor have pretty much what I was expecting; sweet apple cider, mild tang, this one is more dry than normal I guess, but .... I’m just not interested in these unless there is something special (but if free I won’t turn them down.
redders1974 (452) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked this up s it was part of a dehlia smith recepie but was pleasantly surprised very dry it worthy of its premium cider tag wouldn’t nturaly choose this but woud lap up on a balmy summers day.
Ernesto987 (4813) - Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, on the sweeter side, tons of apple flavors, not dry at all, nothing really primier or cry about this either. OH WELL.