BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, vintage 2010. Pours lightly hazy dark gold, mostly still but the pour does rouse a small amount of fizzy white bubbles. Aroma is phenols of pepper, light smoke and rubber band, sulfur notes, earthy apple character, wet hay and faint vanilla. Flavor is tannic apples, lightly tart and vinous, nuanced spices and a Lambic like dryness with faint cork and walnut notes late into the palate. Light body, refreshing and still.
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear deep golden. Mature apple aroma with heavy horsestable leather aromas with some smokey notes, some wood and alcohol. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with low acidity and quite some tannins.
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A yellow cider. The aroma has notes of apples, brettanomyces, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of apples, brettanomyces, and wood, leading to a tart finish.
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Söder om Småland.
Clear golden coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma of barnyard and plaster with notes of apples.
Fruity flavour of barnyard and apples.
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Aroma is crisp apples, oak and light citric. Dry wooden, tannins and medium dry smooth apples. Lingering fruity, still dry and crisp apples. Lingering finish.
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 Bottle at Söder om Småland, Malmö, vintage 2012, 7% ABV
Cloudy golden color with no head. Woody aroma, hazelnuts, light apples. Dry mouthfeel, apple flavor with some residual sweetness later, wood, hazelnuts, light acidity. It has a good fruity character and very good balance.
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a near clear orangish yellow a bubbly white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a rich apple note with a bit of sweetness and an earthy kick. Flavor is similar with rich apple that has a great underlying funkiness.
k0mpsa (1068) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at konttori, tampere. Hazy golden color, no head. Aroma is earth, stables, apples, sour. Nice sour apple taste, stables, earth. Quality.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 bottle. Front says 6.5%, import label on the back says 7%. French Basque. Okay.
Allagash tulip, flat pour. Go aerate your own bottle bub.
Hazy, light honey colored brew. Soft carbonation trickling up.
A bit eggy at first, it dissipates some, but manages to linger. Smells of soil & standing water, hinting at something sweet. Faded potpourri. Middle on in, it’s that near rancid citrus melon scent you typically get with wild ciders, though maybe a little rounder.
Starchy/unfiltered texture. Sweet & sour. Tangy apples & random citrusy esters. Touch of powdered sugar & vanilla. Noticeable sulfites. Lingering tanginess. Decently bitter skin & yeast residue on the finish. Tastes English. Salesman described it as having a bit of a smoke to it, but I didn’t notice.
Subtle, prickly carbonation. A bit fuller then your standard spontaneously fermented cider.
Solid, but pricey.