czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber pour showing its sticky legs. abundance of baked apples and brown sugar, distinctive and not overdone maple or articial in any way if not for its cloyingness, honey, few spices, slight earthiness. flat carbonation, as expected, medium to full body - oily, sticky, sweet and chalky finish. interesting..
Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Daqrker golden cider. Very distinct with apple and maple aroma, apple purée almost. Rich brown sugar in mouth, with maple notes. Rich alcohol warmth. Some notes of oak wood. May 2005.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Robe dorée sirupeuse. Arômes d’alcool, de pommes mures en jus brut. Saveurs sucrées, mielleuse, légèrement acidulée. Pommes bien présente. L’érable enrobe le tout légèrement et prend place en finale.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong maple syrup and apple aroma with some cinammon notes. Clear deep copper colour has nice viscous legs on the sides of the glass. Thick, sweet, heavy flavour is chased by alcohol flavours and an acidic apple character. Body is rich and syrupy. Bottle.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle shared with Capflu, Goldorak, beerbuzzmontreal, Boutip and DumDum at the Ciderwinder tasting in Ottawa. Dark, cloudy amber, totally still and quite thick-looking...maple-honey sweet nose, perfumy as it warms...thick, sweet, alcoholic, fairly oily/syrupy body...peppery finish. Quite nice..like many of the higher alcoholic ciders though, not one to drink in more than a tiny glass at once.
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, looked like a mix of peach and apple juice with plenty of pulp.
Alcoholic, yet sweet nose, close to a Calvados, with a dash of maple syrup.
An intersting taste profile; maple shows up first, alcohol bumps it out of the way only to get pulled by a funky acidity, only to get a nice apple finish. Pretty decent balance and mouthfeel. Thanks Boutip!
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber color. Good aroma of maple and apples. Very good flavor of maples and apples with a bitter finish.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear bold golden with lots of legs. Strong nose, liquorous and sweet mead reminiscent in its big honey/maple tones. Grassy flavor profile, tasty honey/apple mix. Obvious alcohol presence in the slight burn if holding too long, but its warmth was comfortable rather than overwhelming. Full bodied, slick texture. Good stuff.
CapFlu (4320) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(375ml bottle) Many thanks to Boutip for bringing this rarity to the 1st Annual Ciderwinder Tasting in Ottawa! Gorgeous orange-brown body with a maple, honey and brandy nose. Very maple and tangy flavour. Nice balance between sweetness and tartness. Very good.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bought directly at the Bilodeau verger. Semi chilled poured in port glasses. Cider has bright yellow color and no bubble. Aroma is a mix between semi-sweet apples with a subtle note of maple syrup. Taste is quite refreshing with the apple bringing the desired sweetness to balance the alcohol (which is almost undetectable in aroma and taste) and the maple syrup. I am by no mean a connoisseur of specialty cider but I very much enjoyed this one.