Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It is a warm golden cider with a white head. The aroma has a light sweetness and acidity, it’s mild with notes of apple. The flavour has a light sweetness and it’s rather dry. It has notes of slightly sour apple, it’s mild and very uncomplicated.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[2320-20090719] 568mL bottle. Fresh flower apples aroma. Clear, light pink yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Sweet sugary yeast apples flavour. Medium body. Odd sugary apple but fair.
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jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
2009-07-19. Crisp yellow body with white foam. Muted, mildly musty apples in the aroma. Flavour is mild, sweet apples, generic sweetness. Average to light bodied palate. Okay for a mainstream cider but its a bit dull. Bottle from LCBO
scotty (1014) - SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2009
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bland example, little in the way of apples on the nose, sweet palate with a hint of fruit, finish is minimal. Actually bought for cooking....it was cheap!
VertBaconStrips (1947) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured out a big fizzy white head that actually stuck around quite awhile just above a skim level, bright orange gold. The aroma sometimes seems dead on but often seemed too far down the road of apple juice - closer to a freshly opened tube of frozen apple juice to go along with some chemicals. Needs to be more dry in the taste. Oversweet apple juice. A bit too thick and syrupy but not over the top bad... BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle brown, 568 ml
Appearance: Pours beautiful, deep, dark, essential, shiny golden body, carbonation of the body is lively, head is initially huge, quickly decreasing to small, no lacing, head is regularly white in colour and foamy, regular in structure.
Aroma: I have to be sure that it is my first Cider so I may not be objective. Some dust, notes of red apple peal, some apple juice, rather sweet oriented aroma but marked with gentle alcoholic background and sulphur like notes, some sourness, very easily recognisable notes of fermentation yeast, red apples, notes of malt hidden under the apple aroma. My scor will stay reserved as I have no experience in Cider rating.
Flavour: Front is soft, refreshing, highly saturated, mellow, quite creamy in texture, not much of carbonation present on palate, very gentle true apple aftertaste, after all those artificially tasting Fruit beers I have had this one constitutes not only a nice beer as such but also a style worth tasting and potentially inviting and interesting. Very easy going and pleasant. Finish duration is short to medium.
Palate: Body is light, texture is very soft, watery to creamy, carbonation on palate is medium, finish feel is fruity sweet, positive.
GregClow (2795) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Colour has a pinkish-gold hue with a surprisingly large white head, and a lot of carbonation. The aroma is a bit musty, with notes of slightly oxidized apples, and a mild cheesiness which is not unpleasant. The body is fairly crisp, and the flavour is pleasant to start, with a fresh apple character, and even the finish seems dry at first. But the overly sweet aftertaste belies the glucose syrup and sugar mentioned in the ingredients list on the label.
kiwianer (2904) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Die Schaumkrone hält nicht. Es ist süß-apfelig, nichts überraschendes, die geschmacksintensivität ist mittelmäßig. Fazit: Ok
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Golden coloured and clear. Has a white head. Looks good. But then, hardly no aroma and only some faint sweet flavor. Perhaps I should try putting some inc in it to give it some aroma and flavor...
wheresthepath (1382) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2009
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
[Bottle at the Corn Stores, Reading] Hmmm, nice sunny day? Think I’ll try a cider, how about some of this fancy new Bulmers-pour-it-over-ice stuff that all the kids seem to be drinking these days. Oh dear - it pours flat, limp, lifeless; it looks like econony apple juice (ie like the urine sample of someone who’s been lost in the desert for 3 days). Smells like economy apple juice. Tastes like it too - doesn’t seem to be alcoholic in the slightest, in fact it’s rather watery. Oh, hang about - now there’s rotten apples coming through, maybe it’s made with the apples that even the economy apple juice makers turned down. Overly sweet and syrupy. Aftertaste has hints of vomit and medicine. This is pretty grim stuff, perhaps I didn’t have enough ice to mask the flavour. Oddly, I got an alcohol hit about an hour after I finished drinking it. c5