yespr (33873) - 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.
Travlr (14773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtedy of BeersndBlues2, thanks! Crystal clear deep golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of dusty dried apple skins. Taste is sweet applesauce. Very tasty.
MiP (14007) - 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
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Orange pour with a short lived white head. Aroma is apple cider, caramel, and a slight spiciness. Kind of watery. Flavor is sweet and a bit watery. Apricot, apple juice, and caramel. A touch of grass and a light tartness to the finish.
bhensonb (12042) - 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.
imdownthepub (11135) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Yellow gold colour with short head. A sweet cider despite the Brut tag, some flavours, apple skin, with a touch of orange and acidity. Reasonable, particularly when eating.
BeerandBlues2 (10541) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear and sparkling gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is sweet apples, light straw notes and honey. Flavor is lightly sweet apples, honey and straw with a dry finish. Light body and effervescent carbonation.
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL c&c. Quick soda fizz atop caramel color added clear amber. Apple juice box nose. Taste is apple juice box with red apple skin. Not bad- but no complexity. Very poor for Normandie cidre standards.
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DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 cc bottle from Wegman’s shared at Craft Ale Tuesday Beer Share. This one gushed hard. Poured clear light gold with minimal head after the gush, some large carb bubbles. Nose was funky yeasty earthy apple, tart lactose. Tasted rich, complex, not quite as rrich as the great eisciders, but with a gigantic complexity; funky yeasty earthy apple, tartness, and a crisp finish. Even world class beer connoisseurs were blown away by this one.
DrSilverworm (7995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle, shared by Jay. Code on back says "LT2348BB06:58". Nutrition facts indicate 9% of my daily requirement of Potassium per 240ml, thank you cider! Clear golden color. Little white head, pretty nice for a cider. No lace. Pretty woody, lightly musty aroma. Some wet sock, lambic-like aromas. Exceedingly dry. Very dry finish. Moderately sweet in the taste, though (I don’t understand when people say dry = lack of sweetness... the sweetness is just a merely muted in the finish). Lighter body. More soft carbonation, of moderate strength. Apple flavor here tastes kind of like the bruised variety. I’ve never had a cider that outright tasted old, and I don’t know how they taste when they do get old... But is this one, maybe? It’s fresh from the distributor... Overall, I’m not really big on this one, despite it being pretty interesting... but I feel like I know some cider heads that might be enamored by it