Erasmus_ro (1061) - Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird RAF 2013. Pours golden orange. Aroma has some apple skin, but the strong barnyard... might as well call it stench dominates. Strong horse blanket. Taste is very, very dry. Hay and barnyard dominate it, light apple there as well naturally. The taste is quite light though. Palate is so as well. Definitely not a quaffer.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plastic canister@Black Door, Helsinki. Slightly hazy deep orange colour with no head. Aroma is dry wood, some sweet somewhat rotten apples along with mild vanilla and some leathery notes. Flavour is sweet apples, on the verge to being too ripe, with some slight vinegar, yeast and mild earthiness. Dry, but still quite on the sweet side.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Fest2013)
Thinner than the sweet cider we just had. Not as fruity either in the taste. Good apple skin finish though. Pretty easy drinker.
RexTalionis (1987) - FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
at Gallows Bird real ale festival. Clear goldenbronze in color with no head. Freash apples, more on the sweeter side in aroma. Slightly tart mouthfeel. Moldy. Feels a bit old and not that fresh. earthy funkiness in aftertaste. Light horseblanket in aroma. sticky mouthfeel. Get’s a bit better later on.
rosenbergh (5553) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird XVI Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland.
Clear golden colour with no head.
Apple dryness, spices and mild farmyard twist in aroma.
Earth, farmyard, apple, alcohol and cellar in flavour.
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DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On gravity at the Assembly Rooms, Derby Winter Ales Festival 05/01/2008
Fruity aroma. Clear golden coloured sharp on the palate and fruity with a slightly bitter very dry finish.
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On gravity at Reading Beer festival, 01/05//09. A very clean cider with plenty of yeasty dryness and some tart apple fruit. Perhaps lacking a bit of rustic character, but drinkable nonetheless. Good.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gallon jug from the farm. The first cider I had nigh on 6 years ago that showed me the depth of flavour and quality that real cider could contain. Pale and hazy. On the nose fresh fruitiness and refined oaked bouquet blend together with an added earthy component underpinning them both. Incredibly drinkable and subtle with some residual sweetness blending well with high tannins and fresh acidity.