Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent and straw yellow, it fizzed out like a sparkling wine.
Buttery, herbal and fresh nose of green apples.
Mid-low carbonation, the apple flavors seemed to come more from skin, so it had a peely taste, but from fresh apples, so without the funk. The apples were not only fresh, but picked at the apogy of sweetness, either that or the yeast had trouble converting all the complex sugars, it ended up perhaps a little cloying for me, nonetheless I know my girlfriend would have enjoyed this unpretentious and accessible cider.
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Delicate apple sweetness tightly hugs the white wine fruitiness...Low carbonation makes it seem a little too sweet for its purposes, and exposes the watery voids...For those who are scared of strong flavors...
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared with Da Montreal Crew at Fantômes and More! tasting. Bright, clear golden amber, slight fizzy head dies instantly...lots of delicate bourbon-vanilla and sweet, fresh apple in the nose...body quite fresh as well, with the sweet (golden delicious perhaps?) mixing with more rustic, tart apple flavors, moderate to strong carbonation...dryish, slightly funky finish. Nothing stunning, but very pleasant and easy to drink without being dumbed-down.