fiulijn (18399) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Corked bottle, from Galeries Lafayette, Paris
Light amber color, with just a shade of red. Sweet aroma of apples and caramel, cheap.There is still some sweetness, some apple juice flavor, and a final acidity that doesn’t complement the sweetness, instead it disturbs; traces of wood; the final is quite acidic and citrusy. It’s like an apple juice, medium sweet, with a generous splash of lemon. Unbalanced.
FatPhil (13051) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle (Kaubamaja, Tallinn)
Dry dusty apple aroma, a little subdued. Pleasant reddish tint, pours a bit fizzy, then goes flat. Full in the mouth - plenty of sugars to fill it out, but a nice sharp bite too, and carbonation crispens it up as well. Full of apples, maybe those cinnamon apples, very juicy. Very sweet, in a French cider context, but very well balanced and enormously drinkable. Perfect as an aperitif, the acidity is lovely, and the whole thing just gets the juices going.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, shared by Micah. Clear orange pink color. Thin ring of white head. Bottle had been open for a bit, so carbonation may have died a little. Not that I mind. Light to medium body, lightly slick and sticky. Smooth, light carbonation. Lightly drying in the finish. Great big red juicy apple flavor. A bit sweet, but not cloying or sugary sweet like some cheap american ciders. Tasty stuff.
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 cc from Whole Foods Plymouth. Pours highly carbonated dark straw with off-white head that laces well. Nose is apple, honey, cinnamon, earthy tartness. Tastes of intense apple, a balance of tart and sweet, more toward tart, with notes of honey, cinnamon, and a complex, dense, and thoroughyl refreshing mouthfeel and finish. This one excels.
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours an amber colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of sharp, tart red apples and some wooden notes. Flavour is really packed with juicy red apples, wood, rhubarb and some citric tartness. Some sugary notes as well. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. A big apple finish with light tartness. Intense? No, but very juicy nonetheless.
Cuso (7440) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 29, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 Bottle kindly shared by MisoW. Amber color. Apple in aroma. Sweet apples in taste.
jaghana (5329) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75cl, copper and slightly red cider, very perfumed, nose is very fruity and sweet like. Aroma is very fruity, sweet, relative acidity, dynamic and refreshing, green apple background, good.
Gurthnar (4691) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma hints at some sourness, ripe apples. Clear golden colour. Taste has considerable sourness. Long soury finish. Nicely refreshing. Good one.
MisoW (3008) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of apple peel, sweet. Taste is sweet, apples, sourish in the end.
andrepintado (2539) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle from madeincalvados.com. Gold to copper color with no head. Fizzy carbonation. Nice acidity. Aroma is red apple.