Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Still, pinky, nice legs. Deep nose, highly perfumey, concentrated berry potion, cranberries being upfront. Sharp palate with a nice rocky dryness. Floral, pomegranate, almost citrusy mellow acidity. Tangy and juicy flavors, slight tannins. Light-medium body for an ice cider, still. Excellent experiment.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the ciderhouse, RBSG Sunday cider tour. Dark melon color with lots of oily legs...perfumy, floral, vanilla nose...warming, candyish body, tartness coming in quite late, hints of licorice and honeysuckle, lots going on here...sticky, lightly alcoholic finish...my second favorite after the Rosalie, but it’s very close and this is a terrific cidery, obviously.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
07.10.05 Bottle, RBSG tour. Magical. Dark tan-pink. Potent concentrated apple skin tartness. Candy apple including the stick. Much more complex than could be understood from this sample, which is why, I think, most of us ponied up for a bottle. Completely unique among ciders
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tart, musty, cranberry and apple aroma. Clear red coloured nectar with nice legs on the glass. Intense apple flavour and sweetness with an equally tart finish. Strong warming. Manages to seem both syrupy and dry at the same time. Delicious. Bottle sampled at the orchard tasting room on the RBSG’05 cider tour.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful cherry red in the bottle.
Wonderful legs follow this deep red/pink colored nectar.
The aroma is a wonderful medley of different apple flavor contributions. Sweet and smooth with a tart finish. Tasty and beautiful to look at. My first 5 for appearances.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(RBSG05) Clear peach body. Aroma is moderately sweet, tart apple. Taste is sweet, apple/apple juice, some tartness. Very mild alcohol. Light syrup in a medium-full body.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a still, pinkish cranberry body with great legs. Aroma is sweet and fruity with a very nice, lightly earthy, apple complexity. Body is very well balanced with a full, nice, thick sweetness and some puckering acidity. The Geneva apples used give this a flavor unique among ciders and the icing only adds to the pleasant complexity.
CapFlu (4317) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sampling) 2005 Cidres & Crepes in the Eastern Townships. MacIntosh aroma. Very sweet nose. Nice viscosity. Sweet appliness yet not overpowering. Bitter finish. Beautiful dry tart til the end...
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, pulpy Geneva apples offers little to no aroma sadly, maybe some cheesy lactic character and some alcohol...The ruby-pink envelope is stunning...A full mouthfeel offers fruit punch flavors and gum-drying tartness...Very original and definitely worthy of another try...These guys are experimenting wonderfully!....