danlo (2489) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2015 330ml bottle from Leura Cellars. Straw-yellow golden colour, white foam head and aroma of fruity apple, vanilla. Taste is tangy apple, green apples, woody oak, bittersweet with light tannins. Light bodied, medium to high carbonation, dry tannic finish. Quite drinkable.
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp apple aroma. Clear very pale golden colour with no head. Nice apple flavour up front but a winey finish. Big carbonation with a light to med body
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motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to vomitgirl for sharing. i thought batlow just made non-alcoholic cider. anyways, this was very pale and fizzy; very sweet, sticky apple aroma; tastes just like the non-alcoholic batlow cider which i was always fond of as a kid
Davros (2746) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours gold with a large, quickly fading head.
Nose shows toffee apples, candy floss, pink lady, apple confectionery. A little too sweet smelling.
Sweet flavours too. A reasonable genuine apple character before some white wine notes enter. Some sherbet notes too along with a little acidity. Could use less sweetness and more of a tart character.
Carbonation is reasonably high.
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear champagne gold, with strongly persistent fizz. Honeyed floral notes in the aroma are balanced by apple and a touch of citrus. Mildly tart apple up front leads into sweet honey and floral notes, reminiscent of botrytis semillon, in the mid-palate. Citrus acidity gives it a bit of a kick to finish. I know this is a commercial cider, and I suspect the varieties used are all table apples, but this is actually pretty good. It is sweet, but the sweetness has more depth and complexity than the usual sugary commercial ciders. It is also balanced, with enough acidity to stop the sweetness from being too dominating.
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly sweet, almost neutral aroma. Pours a clear champagne colour with a touch of head that disappears as fast as it forms, has clearly been filtered to death. The taste is a quite apple-sweet one, with a touch of dryness and fruitiness following on the palate. Overall, an easily drinkable cider, well-suited to a hot Aussie day.