SHIG (4525) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by blomster at RBWG: Poured a yellow clear with bubbles. Aroma was sweet apples. Taste was nice apples, sweet vanilla and sugar, some spice.
pilsnerrogge (2800) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber. No head or carbonation.
Aroma is all about over ripe apples.
Thick and sticky mouth feel.
Flavour is all about sweet apples. Finish has some acidity though.
Liquid apple pie.
The_Osprey (5968) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
June 2016 - Bottle shared in Watford, with many thanks to Paul. As ’Brännlands Iscider’. Pours dark yellow, hazy, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is strong apple, intense syrup, fruit salad and strawberry. Body is oily with soft carbonation. Taste is very sweet and syrupy, intensely sweet apple, strawberry. I’m not usually the biggest fan of sweet stuff, but this tastes very nice in small amounts. Very similar to the Neige range, really. The tastiest beverage on the day without a doubt. (4,1)
thomat (3304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB. Golden with no head. Fruity and sweet tones. Fruit, sweetness and dry. Full body with a long sweet and fruity finish.
Scopey (12247) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle at 11% thanks to Blomster. It pours clear rich golden. The aroma is mellow, sweet, earthy, apple skin, must, creamy, tannins, light vanilla and wood. The taste is sweet, tangy, tart, fresh acidity, apple pie, warming alcohol boost, oily honey, pear and some custard with sweet, tangy finish. Medium body and slick mouth - feel. All comes together very well. Tasty.
mR_fr0g (8934) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the Watford tasting, many thanks to Paulo for this one. A bright golden orange coloured pour with a fading loose bubbles. Aroma is sweet caramel , toffee apple, gooey apple, chewy, sticky apple. Flavour is composed of sweet and tangy apple, gooey, intense sweet apple, condensed apple, spicy cinnamon. Huge intense flavour. Palate is viscous and sweet and tangy, chewy. Really nice.
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in Watford - many thanks to Paul for this juice. Pours clear gold with a few bubbles on top. Glorious aroma, lots of dense ripe apples, hints of honey. Medium to heavy sweet with plenty of gooey apples, a bit of lemon, faint cinnamon, hints of salt. Full bodied and lightly chewy. Moderately warming on the finish, with more rich apple character, touches of spice, cleansing acidity. Beautiful beverage.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at RBB. Pour is light pale yellow with notes of light crisp apples, acidity, light caramel, and wood. Finish is well balanced and not overly sweet.
phaleslu (9310) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by blomster at the RB Awards - thanks again, Christer! Pours a clear pale gold with no head. Big sweet apple notes, with pear, honey, vanilla, maple, brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, coating, lightly tart and tangy. Good balance of sweetness and acidity. Outstanding.
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Golden. Honey, apple, caramel, wood, vanilla. Sweet, rich. Rounded. Quite lovely.