Lubiere (10654) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rosé cider with a burst of white head, dissipating quickly. Apple and strawberries in aroma. Sour puckering apples with apple peels. Light and refreshing. Tasted Spring 2006.
Stew41 (1784) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet upfront fruits, certainly more fruity than the non-rose version. Flavours then become more sour, albeiti mild in nature. Slightly bitter back palate to finish.
Quevillon (2577) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750 ml, acheté le 20/3/08 à l’SAQ Centropolis (Laval), bu le 3/4/08. Très rosé, bien mousseux. Arome plutôt sûrette de pommes mélangé avec des petits fruits. Le goût presque comme un chamagne, mais le sucre des fruits contre balance son effet. Un cidre pétillant bien goùteuse et une bonne alternative au champagne!
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pink cider with an aroma strong with apples, but also with notes of berries. The flavor is like a sparkling apple sodapop. Quite nice.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the tasting room
Nuts, tart apple, very balanced sweet/tart. No alcohol notes detected here and a creamy zesty thing happening under my tongue.
CapFlu (4660) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Purchased at La Trappe à Fromage in Gatineau, QC. First off - the cork blew off and almost killed the host; it thin proceeded to spew its contents all over Lubiere’s back deck; the could only have been 1/2 the bottle remaining after the disaster. I hope Jodoin offers me a new bottle!! Pours a pink head with a peachy-red body. Nose is sweet and crisp. Very fresh apples swish around one’s mouth with a grand and balanced sweet and tartedness. Nicely carbonated - as with most Jodoin products - yet not a lot of flavour. The carbonation however is wildly exciting and worth the $17.99 price tag.
Rastacouere (6145) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pinkish, clear, lightly sparkling. Dryish crabapple nose. Woody, sweet with wet cave notes. Rocky dryness. Distinctive palate, initially sweet and floral, developping rosewater reminiscent flavors. A bit on the sweet side, but great overall balance if a bit short-flavored. Light bodied, good sparkling body. Great stuff.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the ciderhouse, RBSG Sunday cider tour. Pink-peachy color with nice visible fizzing bubbles...light, fresh nose with a hint of yeast...lovely sweet/dry body, expertly balanced...dry apple skins to finish, nice sparkling mouthfeel, a delight on the whole.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
07.10.05 Bottle, RBSG tour. Pale pink. Light dry and tart. Very astringent. Hints of berry crisp (the pastry). Higly effy. Complex dances between sweet and dry, some basement, some must. Beautiful.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
SSharp, tannic, musty, apple aroma is fresh and appealing. Clear, rosé coloured body with low, fizzy, white head that recedes rapidly to ring. Musty, tart apples with some leafiness and woody tones. Some soft sweetness emerges at the end of the short, sharp flavour. Sparkling, effervescent mouthfeel tantalizes the tongue. Bottle sampled at the orchard tasting room on the RBSG’05 cider tour.