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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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xtra Stout Bodied. Naturally fermented using a premium blend of fresh pressed apple juice, not from concentrate, and fermented with Irish stout ale yeast, Lansdowne is a rich brown color, it shows a slight hint of butterscotch, balanced by a subtle fruitiness and a slightly dry crisp finish with a uniquely full and buttery mouth feel. Lansdowne never strays off-sides and is uncorrupted by added malt, spirit or grape alcohols, and is free of colorants, sorbate and benzoate preservatives.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Dark cloudy amber with a tiny initial head. Odd aroma of butterscotch with a titch of smoke and overripe apples. Tastes like sickly sweet apples, butterscotch and smoke. Low carbonation for a cider with a full body. Strange cider overall, but I surprisingly like it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Dark amber color, minimal head. Aroma of apples and cinnamon. Taste is full of robust apple flavors and some spice. Very good mouthfeel. Would definitely do this one again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Sampled on 8/6/2011. This cider pours a slightly cloudy amber brown color from a 22oz bottle. Very small head. The aroma is apples, fruity and sweet, honey and molasses. A medium bodied cider. Fruity and sweet with some honey and molasses. Nice carbonation. A touch sweet, but finishes a touch on the dry side. Very drinkable. Finishes a little on the dry side, still really sweet but drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
svandyke (76) - USA - AUG 3, 2011
Pours a translucent brown color... darker than expected. A lot of yeast in the bottle of the bottle. A carmel nose with little carbonation. Taste is a molasses/ brown sugar. Looks like clarified freshed-pressed cider.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2011
22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours out an essentially still, hazed, darkish amber body. Smell: Gamey notes interspersed amongs various sweet-scented notes of candied apples. Taste: Fast little snippets of butterscotch, dark caramel, molasses, and honey. Fast but sweet. And, of course, the tartish apples. Sweetish, vaguely savory finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Low carbonation. Overall: It’s odd, curious, but I think I may like it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2011
22oz bottle, Black label. Pours deep dark amber color. Ah, the color of cider blended with Organic Molasses. Aroma of butterscotch and apple, oddly enough. Tastes of apple sauce, dark brown sugar, and brown bread. Overall a bit too sweet. This is nothing like the HoneyCrisp cider I tried from Crispin yesterday. Just down a few notches from that. Medium bodied and very sweet. 7,4,6,2,13

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5696) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Pours a deep dark orange, very murky and thick - no head. Aroma is fresh and fragrant, overripe apples, a hint of cinnamon. Flavor is full bodied and natural. Golden delicious apples, hot apple pie with cinnamon sprinkled on it is the closest approximation I can come up with. Nice and chewy. Thickish mouthfeel for a cider. Solid cider.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
clouded reddish hue, bready aroma and sugar prevails. Sweet red apple on the palate initially pleases but then it sours and gets confused with a slightly charred flavor. Strange mix of a brew, I had high hopes but was disappointed.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2011
22oz bottle. Hazy orange pour with very little head. Very odd aromas of honey, butterscotch, and cleaning chemicals. Flavors of molasses and honey. Very strange - this one didn’t work for me at all.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle from New Beer. Hard pour into a shaker pint. Filtered orange/amber brown body. Flash of off-white head. Decided to pay attention on the second pour, & sediment was swirled around as directed. Smell is apple sauce & coco powder. Earthy. Slight banana esters. Different, but so far not ugly. Taste is a lot like a black velvet(cider/stout blend), heavy on the cider. Sharp, bitter sweet start. Ugly buttery middle. Heavy on the molasses. Glue. Stoutly, bitter chocolate & yeasty finish that dries out gradually. Too sweet overall though. Strong carbonation. Slippery feel. An interesting idea that almost worked.


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