ManVsBeer (8689) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Golden coloured cider. It’s strength is not overly evident, but seems to provide a decent edge to its apple, which is not overly stated but feels good in the palate. The fruit is fairly dry tasting.
sound67 (698) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 500ml. *** Colour: Deep yellow golden, clear. Small head. ***
Nose: Medium-sweet apples, mild oak, some vanilla. ***
Mouthfeel: Medium body, not watery at all. Moderate carbonation. ***
Taste: Ripe apples, medium sweet. Also a touch of peach and vanilla at the start. Mild oak mixes with the apples toward the middle. White wine mixes with apples and peach in the finish, long afteraste of pears, vanilla and some lemon. ***
Impressions: Very well made vintage cider with an intriguing mix of fruit flavors and slight oak and vanilla undertones. Well-judged level of carbonation to keep things lively. The best Aspall cider I’ve tried so far.
thirstyrabbit (1740) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Vintage No. 286 (2014 harvest). Clear golden body, minimal disappearing head. Aroma has soft leather and some vanilla. Mellow carbonation and mouthfeel. Semi-sweet taste of baked apples with low tartness. Smooth vanilla and leathery notes. Not notably woody or medicinal like some other English vintage ciders that I’ve had. The 8,2% ABV is absolutely covered, feels like a 6% cider. Very delicate and pleasant.
mmahut (1843) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 286. Pours in clear pale body with high visible carbonation and ring of white head. Aroma has light apple acidic character, sulfury, peach. Taste has white wine character, peach, well balanced flavors. Body is medium with high soft carbonation.
Marduk (6325) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber color. Tiny size, white head, stays. Apples, leather, sweet, tiny bit of salted gherkin water in aroma. Sweet, red apples, hard toffee in taste. Nothing tells me it’s 8%. Dry mouthfeel. Very easy to drink. Nice one.
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle ("work" at Koht, Tallinn)
Smells of curry! Lovely spices. Nice gold. Lovely soft palate. Lovely rich apple, sweet and full, but not sticky. No alcohol there. Full, but carbonation cuts through it. Finish mellow, a bit appley, some cakey spice hints. Lovely cider.
kajser27 (1365) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden colored, still, no head. Aroma is sweetish and bit soury apple and apple juice, low+ tart. Taste is low to medium sweet apple juice, bit sour apples and moderate apple tartness, dry finish. Medium bodied and moderate to light carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. Sweeter than expected but still keeps the dryness and is not cloying.
HerrBierkoenig (1153) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: MAY 17 Pours crystal clear golden liquid, medium frothy white head, fell down quickly, Aroma: red apples, Taste: light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter, medium sour, red apples, vinous, spicy, alcohol, Palate: light to medium body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long spicy red apple finish, Overall: good, enjoyed.
wiedrzensky (775) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle. Pours is golden/ orange clear, with small white head that lasts for only few seconds. Aroma of apples, vinous, tarty. Taste is apple juicy, vinous, light funky with slight notes of leather, sweet, medium dry.
njnut (457) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into flute glass a clear gold with little bubble play. Aroma and taste of apples. Slightly dry and a little winey with sweet finish. Ever so slightly funky with a nice balance between the two.