bhensonb (13824) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 from ? I think Beer Geek. Pours amber gold with a fluffy white head. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is apple skin, cooked apple, pear, light yeast, and something like over-ripe fruit. It has substance and character. Much more so than common commercial ciders. It has a cooked character, but truthfully that’s an improvement over most ciders. In a very mild way it’s like baked cinnamon apple. Really nice drink.
Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear rust/gold color with just a whisper of head. Powerful apple aroma with other fruits in there as well. Medium bodied. Crisp, lightly tart apple flavor. Slightly sweet, but not too much- which is nice. Easy drinking with a mild dryness in the finish. Very enjoyable.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle. Pours a deep golden body with an orange hue. Typical fizzy cider head. Aroma is apple and pear with a lot of musky qualities. As the bottle says its a Brut flavor. Crisp, dry, apples, full of carbonation. medium bodied. Nice. Very drinkable cider.
cheap (5215) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big green bottle with a cork. Pop the lid and yer greeted with a friendly fruity aroma, almost like some kinda berries. Pour yeilds a pale lager appearance with plenty of sparkling. Taste is very good but it has this background flavor that I can’t really identify, reminds me of salad greens a little. A very decent amount of carbonation sizzles the tongue and I like it. Goes down really easy even tho it has a tad more dryness that I can appreciate. In the background I think I do detect a shade of tartness, but just barely. Overall a good cider tasting experience, does not have that fruity alko pop feel to it that is so common with US ciders.
thedm (5551) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This corked and caged bottled cider from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of frothy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were very quickly diminishing and left behind a transparent softly carbonated orange colored body. The mild aroma was apple peel. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish then flattened out after a while. The mild flavor contained notes of apple. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours apple juice gold with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is of apples simmering in brown sugar, and a touch of yeastiness. Flavor is just about exactly the same. On the sweet side for cider. Highly effervescent. Pretty decent.
WeeHeavySD (3377) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml shared with a friend who likes cider. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is very sweet with a hint of yeast consistent with a champagne like quality. Taste is very nice with lots of apples, though its a bit thin. Overall not bad.
MiP (15170) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, 4% as Clos Normand Herb. Old apple aroma with a hint of vomit. Pale yellow colour. The flavour is medium-sweet with a slight taste of apple. Not acidic enough. Cardboard aftertaste. GTIN: 3192200 000670
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Under-rated. Golden pour with head like champagne. Aroma is crisp of apples. Taste is sweet and sharp in nature with a nice apple bite. Nice cider.
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cL bottle, bought in a German supermarket (Ullrich Hit, Mohrenstr, Berlin) as Clos Normand Herb, 4%, produced at the Le Theil-sur-Huisne facility. Pours clear and golden orange with a fizzy white head. Sulphorish dry apple aroma. Flavour follows this closely with a mix of sulphor and apple, quite dry. Ends mild acidic and dry. Pleasant and flavourful Normandic cider. Goes well with salmon.