3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 dated 750ml. clear pale yellow body with seltzer water effervescence. mild generic apple / pear aroma with softer touches of unripe kiwi and lemon meringue pie. substantial calcium carbonate and granite / spring water mineral character; some sea salt / sand notes; soft apple + pear expression but missing any distinct quince note (and me being unfamiliar with quince, which I hear is basically a pear). light body; between dry and semi-dry (not bone-dry as the bottle says); mild unripe apple and pear with suggestions of lemon custard. increasing malic acid in the finish (bitter, astringent, acidic apple skins). it’s not deep or complex and develops no depth over the course of a sip or a glass. well-made but very static.
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 750ml vintage 2013 @ gunnfryd’s hytte
Pours clear golden with a few white bubbles. Aroma has notes of pear, sweet apples, apple peel and yeast. Taste is medium to heavy sweet with a long yeasty, funky, apple, pear and apple peel finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft
yngwie (15379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Vintage 2013. A clear, still cider with a few bubbles on top. Rather low on pears in the aroma, with some cores and grass. Generic fruityness and some faint piney hints. It’s medium bodied, semi-dry and smooth on the palate, with pear, pear cores and grass. Some peel from yellow apples. Far from exciting this one, but tasteful and easy drinkable. Would be nice with some pork chops I think. 150724
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of pear, apple, quince and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet pear with some apple, fruits and peel. Medium body, average carbonation.
gnoff (8739) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
75 cl bottle thanls to Cat (non-ratebeer), sampled on May 16, 2015.
Clear golden color, tiny white head. Sweet, honey, apple pure scent. Tart, apple taste. Apple core aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, dry tart finish.
brokensail (13227) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Home. Hugely effervescent pour. Clear pale straw pour with a massive champagne head. Kind of a tangy, lightly musty nose. Some straw, tart pear and apple, and some lemon zest. A touch of wet stone and straw. This is quite dry and has a nice acidity. A bunch of straw and mineral quality. Sort of fruity, but not overly heavy on the apple or pear. My girlfriend didn’t really like it, but I thought it was nice.
DSG (8423) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/16/15] Bottle at Discretion Brewing in Soquel. 2013 bottle. Clear gold. Pleasant apples aroma with a light sulphury note. Sourish flavor with apples and pears. Refreshing.
jbruner (2939) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear gold from the bottle with little to no head or lace but nice bubbly carbonation. Aroma of sweet apples and sugary maple with a hint of tartness. Taste follows with nice acidic sweetness, big on the apples, green mixed with gala, nice pear notes not too sweet. Pretty decent for a cost, but over priced.
sloshgator (554) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bonny Doon Querry is a nice change of pace but fitting with the spirit of craft beer. Medium yellow translucent pour. Light fruity aroma. The pears make a nice blend with the apple with a touch of sourness. Some sweetness but not overly so. Querry is a nice break from beer and decent wine substitute.
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared at game night. Very pale yellow-beige with fine carbonation and a very effervescent head. Champagne yeast, light dough, ripe pear and pulpy apple, low sweetness, dry finish. Nice.
DialSquare (3396) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Giant Eagle, UA ($6.99). Pale yellow with a big white head that recedes quickly. Aroma is dry, pear, champagne-y. Tastes are pear, apple, grape, light tart, fizzy.