heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale yellow body with hardly any head on top. The aroma is fresh Jonathon and MacIntosh apples. There is a hint of some vineous character and a little bit of caramel. The taste has apple core along with some watered down lemon juice tarness. There is also a hit of black pepper in the finish. This makes my mouth pucker. This makes me wonder how the extra dry hits palate. I really like this as a change of pace. Recieved in a trade with Larry Pitonka.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - JUN 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light, straw colored, not much bubbles/carbonation. Aroma of wet leaves and apples. Very very sweet, tastes like something that should be mulled or something, flavors of pumpkin, apple.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straw in color. Less aromatic than their dry version. More full-bodied than the Aspall Dry. The sweet finish is reminiscent of pears and stronger, sweeter tropical fruits. No sulphur when compared to the dry.
Ernest (6423) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is clear LIGHT yellow. Aroma is lightly yeasty (barnyard, horseblanket), with a note of apple. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation. Like the Dry, a good example of better English ciders; there are ones with much more rustic or unique character, but these are a great introduction to what good ciders are like.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is very farmyardy, dipaery, bretty - deep and delicious as if the apples were just turning toward overripe. The mouthfeel was crisp and dry and the flavor was of slightly cinnamoned, very sweet apples, quite ripe. Very good.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 Really appley,almost cinemon like smell-shouts,"drink me!"Very pale appearance,no head,but a light fizzing of bubbles from the bottom.
A light,but slightly tart apple flavour with a pleasant sour,medium-dry finish.
Delicious for a hot summers day.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow color with no head (does cider ever have a head?) The aroma was full of grapes...very champagne-like...some slight sourness, and tart apple also. The flavor was not too sweet...again, I mostly get grapes in this, but there was some sweet apples in the aftertaste. The feel was very spritzy...clean, semi-dry finish.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear pale yellow color with no head. Sour wine-like grape, vinegar, citrus and apple aroma. Nice apple and white wine flavor with a little citrus and a tart moderately dry finish. Very thin, crisp feel.
CidreMonstre (19) - Cambridge, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A posh english cider, applely in aroma and flavour.
Happily NO HEAD, cider doesn’t have a head, this implies a problem if there is one!
Flat as a millpond is what I expect. A good start to real cask cider.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden color looks more like wine than beer. Okay, cider. Sweet aroma of apples was subtle. Flavor is refreshing, apple notes. Sweeter than the Dry and so, to me, much more enjoyable.