badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cork vintage stamped 2004; tasted August 16, 2009. First and foremost, the cork looks disgusting. Very worn, dark, nearly black, and the interior isn’t much better. Almost looks moldy. Thankfully, it seems to just make the clear golden liquid in the bottle smell that much more like an ancient stone cellar. Quite musty, honeyish and red apple skin. The high carbonation hits first, and doesn’t give up. Musty apple flavor. Lots of wood, cork, leather, earth, and slightly over-rippened apples. Sweeter than most Norman cider, but manages to still finish dry. Excellent. Bordelet is still underrated.
goodbyeohio (32) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unique. Luminescent golden pour with orange tinge. Aroma of fermenting apples, slight tinge of cider vinegar with an underlying vanilla note. Perfect carbonation introduces flavors of overripe apples which lead in to a smoky, band-aid-y type phenolic, but light and compliementary. Not too much to detract. Makes a low ABV cider like this quite interesting. Overall this is a light, sessionable chugger which has depth if you care to look. Really enjoyable however probably best quaffed in the summer months.
Ernest (6015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2002 bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is clear light amber. Aroma is a strong note of ripe/sweet apple, with minor notes of green raisin, caramel, and flowers, hint of grass. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Not the most *complex* aroma in the cider world, but very luscious and natural smelling. Exceptionally clean and wonderfully balanced, though, wow! Very difficult to stop drinking.
m4rest88 (381) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a light brown hue with absolutely no head whatsoever.
Aroma is of sweet apples, champagne, and a tad bit of alcohol. Flavor is slightly astringent at first but then evolves into a sweet apple taste that tastes slightly like apple pie.
Medium mouthfeel, with lively carbonation!
A great Cider - done know why its in the 66th percentile!
omhper (18763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Byns Crêperie & Ciderie, Stockholm. Clear deep golden, small brief head. Pleasant yeasty leathery flavour with a fruity intense apple flavour. Mid sweet and lightly sparkling. Juicy with tannic apple skins bitterness. Very drinkable and quite complex.
Dedollewaitor (13374) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Brugmansia/Fonefan Tasting, April 2010. Pours clear yellow with a small bubbly head and lacings. Aroma is inviting. It has red apples and some vanilla and oaky notes. Flavor is red and green apples. Very fresh and tasty. Extremely dry... Nice
skoisirius (1442) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very picky about ciders. This one comes off surprisingly juicy, nice and sweet with a tiny hint of dry. Mid-Full palate, very smooth. Good stuff.
KyotoLefty (5802) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Takamura Online. Nice semi-sweet apple nose, ripe but still a bit tart. Lovely deep golden color with a medium head that goes right to late. Very tasty—ripe fruit, minerals, light vegetables and soil, sweet enough to be fruity and have nice apple flavors, but nowhere near “sweet.” Dry, slightly sulfury, chalky finish. Nice, prickly carbonation. Very refreshing and tasty. Not super complex, maybe, but I could drink gallons.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle, from La Grande Epicerie (Le Bon Marché), Paris
Hazy golden color. Nice aroma of mature apples, light esters and vinegar, light almonds. Good body structure, due to the residual sugars too; good flavor of apple juice, woody, tannic, a bit astringent and with a very light sourness. Balanced and complex. Very good.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy apple, vanilla. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a average to long duration, dry, tart. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft.