Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear golden, green, straw with bubbly white head when poured.
Aroma: Apple, musky, floral, honeyed and a slight woodiness. Very light barnyard.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium acidity and tannin.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt dry, apple, tart finish with a balanced sweetness.
Palme (3380) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5l long-neck bottle. Well, to say it’s a pale one is quite the understatement. Most likely the palest thing I’ve ever seen, it’s crystal clear and it has/had a short lived fizzing bubbly white top long gone after a few seconds. Smells a bit like a hybrid of a white wine and a dry cider. Faint sour apples with green grapes, yeast, sulfide and some woody hints. Not horrible. Well, it’s more sweet than dry in the taste. Thin and near watery in the mouth with a big bubbled carbonation level. The flavors quickly vaporizes in the mouth but when it’s there its giving me a faint dry and sweet yellow and green apply flavor. Also a little bit of yeast with white sugar. Much sweeter than I appreciate, but I guess you still can call it a fair cider. There are better alternatives though.. 09.12.2013
Inbreak (2129) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 23.11.2013, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Small bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is very mild, kind of neutral actually, sour socks, hay, sugar, hints of yellow apples. Taste is very mild, slightly refreshing, green and yellow apples, hay, apple skin, hints of yeast and sorrel. Thin body. Fair enough, easy drinking.
ClubGonzo (4024) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Matkroken Landås, Bergen. Pours a light pale, white-ish body with few bubbles. Nose is green and yellow apples, wood, sawdust and hints of champagne yeast. Taste is yellow apples, ripe apple peel, heather honey and hints of wood and sulfur and straw. Light body, medium carbonation. Very refreshing while retaining a considerable complexity. I like it.
rauchbier (3609) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Waitrose Willoughby. Pale gold, no head, low condition. Sweet apple with hints of woodiness in the nose, sweet and quite muted in the mouth with a gentle powderiness and suggestions of wood, brief sweet apple finish.
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours crystal clear, very pale yellow with a fizzy, fading white head. Ripe, yellow delicious apple nose. Light to medium sweet flavor, some welcome dryness, hints of basement. Light bodied with average, spritzy carbonation. Nicely dry to finish, some mellow ripe apple sugars, subtle hints of dankness. A cheerful little cider.
Jimthechap (1651) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light green in colour with evident carbonation but no head. Aromas of dry juicy apple and a good noseful of crusty, bready yeast. The flavour was the same with the emphasis on apple skins. Not sweet, not raspingly dry or sour. Nicely balanced and tasty.
leaparsons (8079) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale straw with light carbonation. Aromas are green apple with woody notes and light barnyard aspects. Hints of lemon and lime with floral notes. Flavours are sweet, crisp green apple with dry wood and a yeasty finish. Decent.