GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
[ Bottle ][ BMan1113VR ][ 75cl ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> Clear white gold pour, ring of bubbles. Nose is butter, butyric, margarine, vegetable oil, odd armpit. Taste is tannic yellow apple, dry cinnamon, dusty, mild spice. Dusty finish, powdery, continuing oddities of butter. Very odd, fairly flawed for cider.
brokensail (12916) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks, Andrew. Clear straw pour with a white head. Aromas of sweet honey, apple, and sugar. A hint of pineapple, some butter, and vinegar. Weird combination. The taste is kind of acetic and sour, but also quite sweet and fruity. Pear, apple, and a hint of honey. Quite buttery, though. A bit musty and mealy as well.
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 25cl @ IL Pretesto, Bologna. BB 04/2015.
Orangée-cuivrée, léger col blanc.
Arôme offre un bouquet pomme très efficace qui rappelle par moment un cidre de glace de par ces effluves caramélisées. Note concentrée de sucre et de pomme est très agréable.
Palais est superbement bien dans le style de cidre. Ici, pas question de sec mais un concentré caramélisé de pomme. Légèrement râpeux avec une poibnte d etannin venant d ela pelure.
Une très belle découverte.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweaty $14 750 from New Beer Distributors. This French cider is donning Armani.
Fluted tulip. Absolutely massacred that stubborn bottle cap. Clear, bronze, MGD color. Inch of soda white head that lingers enough to almost resemble an average lager. Constant activity.
Smell is dominated by Werther’s caramel candies, with spicy & ticklishly tart apples playing catch up. Buttery pie crust. Something very much like strawberry jam at the end.
Taste is powdered sugar sweet & soft. Upfront malic acid. Juicy. Candy apples. Earthy, mellow tannins. Honey. Quiet woody vanilla residual.
Slick mouthfeel. Foamy. Just enough bite in the carbonation. Sulfites are in check. Easy.
While the taste can’t quite live up to the so very curious aroma, it’s still a pretty good buy as a whole. Plenty of locals charge this much & more for their time. Underrated.
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ciders are my favorite drink right now and this one is spontaneously fermented, so it is as natural as it gets. Has a slight musty apple aroma and cloudy yellow color. Tastes like a subtle apple juice.
DSG (8367) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[10/17/13] Bottle at Open Baladin in Rome. Clear deep golden. Pleasant apples aroma with a light citric hint and a sulphury touch. Sweetish flavor of apples, a bit sugary, a bit sulphury, with faint tartness. A decent cider.
egajdzis (5551) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma of apples, skins, wood, wild yeast, blue cheese. Taste of apples, blue cheese, wood, vanilla, dry finish.
justVASGO (4) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is sweet apple. Nice, light golden color and a white head that goes away in 20 seconds. Sweetness is nicely balanced. Big apple taste, semi-dry finish. Something strange though with the overall taste that I can’t pin down. Estery? Can’t stand ciders that are sweet and this one didn’t turn me off on that level. Nice to try, but still prefer Strongbow, Magners and K over Baladin’s version.
TheBeerGod (5538) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Label shows 2011 vintage! Slightly hazed golden pour with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is apples but with slight funk and earthiness. Taste is ripe apples, baked apples, apple juice, light earthiness and a touch of funkiness/barnyard. Body is light with soft, prickly carbonation and lots of stickiness. Ends with more apple juice, green apples, baked apples and earthy notes. Nice cider!
crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a ncie head and color. Aroma and flavor of rotted apples. I was expecting it to be tart and sour but it is quite sweet. Its easily drinkable.