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RATINGS: 105   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle. Deep murky purplish brown color, few bubble edge head. Aroma of apple skins, grapes, subtle port wine. Taste is vinous as well, with port and vanilla in addition to the apples. Medium dry finish. Interesting and unique.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11954) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a spare white head. Aroma of honey, molasses, butterscotch, apple, and butter. Flavor of baked apple, butter, honey, and molasses with a somewhat dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11131) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Pours a very hazy dark amber/brown. Aromas of very ripe apple skins and treacle. Near medium body. Flavor is lightly appleskin with some supporting treacle. All very moderate - neither light nor heavy. Drinks much like a low carbonation ale. And despite the treacle the skin bitter balances. Very much worth a try. Drinks way too easy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Lansdowne
Date: June 08, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark amber, thick and viscous
Aroma: sweet apple aroma with a heavy raw molasses character
Flavor: rich molasses flavor, sweet raw sugar, just a touch of the fruity apple coming through
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10717) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with a minimal fizzy head that diminished slowly with little lacing. Medium floral apple and grape aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark grape and tart apple flavor with a medium grape sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable refreshing beverage.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
A dirty hazed BROWN cider with a thin off white head. In aroma, a nice mix of apples and molasses, musty. In mouth, a strange mix of tart apples and black strap molasses, the last reminding me of molasses on buckwheat pancakes. Strange experience. Bottle at City Beer Hall, April 28, 2012.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle… Clear dirty-orange cider with a quickly dissipating, bubbly head. There is more stout and molasses than apple character in the aroma – hearty and earthy with a note of beef bouillon. Medium-bodied with buzzing carbonation. The flavor is an entertaining marriage of sweet apples, sorghum molasses, dry stout and malic acid. Finishes crisp and refreshing with a hint of molasses. Crazy interesting!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Dionysus hooks up with an unlabled bottle. Awesome Walter! Cloudy apple juice pure. Aroma is much like an unfiltered apple juice with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is sweet, yeasty, fresh apples, applesauce. This is really good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA, opened 10/1/10. Pours a very dark hazy amber color with a thin fizzy head. Aroma of caramel and apples with a tart, earthy finish. The taste is molasses, apples, earthy notes and a bitter nutty finish. Medium bodied.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pours turbid rusty brown with minimal head. Nose is earthy brown sugary apple, some grapey notes. Tastes somewhat odd; the molasses seem a bit cloying and don’t really complement the apple and grapey flavors, and the Irish stout yeast definitely adds a malty type of flavor. Still, this is a flavor profile I’ve never come across before.


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