Abijen (1581) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I usually don’t rate cider but benzai insisted. Looks like water with a little bit wine. Smells like wine. Tastes like it. Apples. Stuff. Sour. Bleh. Bad champagne. Water.
Benzai (9439) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Abijen and bosbouw @ Van Moll Brewpub. Clear very pale golden color, no head. Aroma is lightly sweetish, some apples, vinous. Taste lightly moderately sweet, lightly vinous, lightly apple and some fruitpeel. Quite nice actually.
Bosbouw (1529) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heldere champagne kleur. Ruikt appel, champagne, hout. Smaakt fruitig, appel, beetje houtig. Best lekker.
Countbeer (4974) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Vintage 2013: Served in a shaker:
Lively small white head that disappears within seconds.
Clear watery yellow body.
Aromas of puke, apple peel, vinegar, fermented apples, wood, apple skin, plastic, apple wood and a hitnt of rotten apples.
Flavour is vinous, apple skin, bitters, tart, cabbage, asparagus, wood, fermented apples, strange bitter apple juice..
Aftertaste is tart, bitter, dry, apples and some wood.
Medium carbo, sparkling mouthfeel, medium bodied and a light dry texture.
kermis (6077) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours pale golden with no head. Aroma of sweet apples, apple peel, funky old apples, slightly vinous, wood. Flavor is over moderate sweet and light moderate acidic. Medium bodied with high champagne like carbonation.
77ships (4700) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Vintage. Bottle split with Kraddel. I drank most of it. 2012 Vintage. Procured from CiderCider. Clear sparkling golden with no head. Lots of ripe apple, touch sweet apple juice, hay, light forest-like note. Taste is sweet sparkling apple juice, lighter than usual, very mineral, quite boozy for what it is, faint oak & lots of alcohol in the finish. Sparkling body, easy. Okay but too boozy.
kraddel (4260) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought and shared with Eugene .
Pours clear , almost water in the view .
Smell is apple . Pretty pure, some booze . Taste is dry , tad sour . some sweetness , light sparkle . very astrigent in the finish .
berkshirejohn (4921) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Tesco, Camberley - Vintage 2012. A really pale straw colour with light carbonation; crisp apple aroma; good apple taste, with a touch of sourness and some stewed tea tannins; then a dry finish. Good stuff.
McTapps (5040) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a clear golden colour with medium body. Aroma of mild apples and caramel. Taste of mild but ripe apples, leaves, caramel and pears. Smooth finish with leavy hints. Nice one.
MichaelAwesome (5040) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tsco, Eastbourne. Shared with McTapps. Nice nose of apples, bit grass, cereals. Taste it dominated by apples, lemons and a bit of honey. Ends dry, sour, bit sweetish. Not a bad one offering some alcohol in the end.