jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Fourquet Fourchette Montreal. Dark ruby tinged amber brown body. Sweet fruity apple aroma like fresh juice. Sweet syrupy start finishes with a tart apple that comes as a bit of a surprise that "pops" in the first sip. Medium to full bodied palate is quite smooth. Dry tart finish lingers pleasantly. Quite nice.
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Yeha. Poured light red with no head. Sweet apple and pear aroma. Taste is sticky sweet apple and pears, bit of grape. Candyish, pretty tasty.
egajdzis (5515) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a still, reddish amber color with a nice stickiness on the glass. Aroma of sweet red apples, pears, cinnamon, also rather earthy. Taste was sweet upfront, tart apple, and alcohol led way to a dry finish. Syrupy mouthfeel.
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 A pink cider with and a sweet apple aroma, that also contains notes of raspberries. The flavor is very sweet with a nice slightly sticky note of apples, combined with notes of cranberries and wood. It has a nice acidity. Put this one down for two years and it definately improves.
Suttree (5423) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
04 Vintage. Brilliant red - really nice looking in the glass. Nice candied apple aroma and flavor. Flavor also has notes of cinamon and honey, and of course, fresh apple, then a note of tart lemon and orange. Lighter bodied and easy to drink. Big thanks to Springslicker for sharing!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the tasting room
Melon, sweat, bright acidity, pink, a bit much in the sweetness department.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flavor:sour,sugar of apple,dry finish...
Rastacouere (6153) - 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 (4420) - 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 (2654) - 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