ALLOVATE (2098) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
An absolutely furious, effervescent mess once it hit the glass. A clear strained yellow straw in colour. Put my nose over it risking getting poked in the eye by the chaos below. The noise from it my missus could clearly hear from across the room, "Could you turn it down" she cried!. Overripe cooking apple nose, more red apple than that of the bitter sweet Dabinett and prized Red-streak. Peel and core include, sweet, with underlying woody, barnyard notes. Dull, flat-line, drawn out apple flavours across the palate, more sweet than dry as expected. Rough woody backend with an openly astringent grip on the swallow. The finish is undeniably sweet, tangy with a good amount of fruit sugars left lingering on the tongue. Amazingly lifeless given the surmountable carbonation still haunting me on appearance. A little oily even in feel. Overall a little cloying as it goes but watery chilled, yet surprisingly refreshing near frozen. The same way I see Magner’s!! (50cL, BBE 08/12, Thirsty Camel, Butler)
maneliquor (1551) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Had heard good things about this one but this didn’t really do it for me. Evident oak on the nose followed closely by bittersweet apples. Starts out very tarty in the taste, followed by some sweet apples and a touch of citrus. Not bad but not my thing
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very good cider plenty of apple flavor very smooth and pleasant but I haven’t seen it for ages sadly hope they still make it.
chris337 (4) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clean pouring with minimal head. Subtle nose of apple with pleasant crisp flavour. Quite drinkable & light in nature, for a 6% abv
tommann (1988) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours orange gold with low carbonation. Aroma is slightly sharp, woody apple juice. Taste is dry and woody to start. Crisp apple finish.
ComradeK (728) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours quite dark for a cider, being medium-gold, with, as expected, no head. The oak aging is very evident on the nose, with strong wood notes, along with bittersweet apple. It is very tart to begin, with bittersweet fruit, but it becomes more rounded, with some medium sweet apple, oak and a hint of lemon in the finish. It is dry throughout, and quite a refreshing drink.
HenrikSoegaard (9119) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice warm yellow colour. Powerfull apple aroma with nice n´barnyard and leather notes. Moderate apple flavor. Moderate finish. OIly palate. Nice cider.
saxo (11213) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Close to no head. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are crisp dry apples, light sugar and still nice and citric.
downender (5185) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pale gold with lively carbonation and a short-lived white head. Odd, faintly sour aroma which for some reason made me think of vomit. Unsurprisingly, the flavour was a vast improvement with some sweetish fruit and woody notes, before a medium finish. Perhaps unlucky to be tasted at the same time as some craft ciders, but this is not a cider I would revisit again.
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50cl. Clear glass.
Clear light yellow color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate apple, synthetic apples notes. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft.