thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @the cidery. Serious gusher. Pours murky dark golden with a medium, fizzy, off-white head. Aroma has plenty of oak, tartish apples, light cinnamon. Medium, prickly carbonation, very dry and light mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of oak, a hint of Cognac, green apple. Elegant tartness, a bit of chalk. No sulphur, very drying finish. Yum.
biggirlpanties (186) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL 2012 bottle shared with GT2. Nearly clear orange gold color, high carbonation. Aroma is ginger, cinnamon, honeysuckle, sweet baked apple, musty barn, juicy melon. Taste is dry with prickly bubbles, tart green apple, mild sweet melon. Definitely a complex cider and on par with the best from France. Comes together really nicely. The best of the ciders from our haul from Sweden, thank you Alex!
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
> Masterpiece cantaloupe forward farmhouse cider with high carbonation
[ 2012 Bottle ][ 75cl c&c ][ _angst_ ][ $16 ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ 5/24/14 ]
>> Pours a hazy bright orange gold with high, persistent, perfect carbonation. Lasting head. Yeah baby, perfect aroma of starfruit, cantaloupe, small sugar, fresh hay, morning dew, farmhouse sunrise, musty cider cellar, barn. Taste is dried out in the back with refreshing champagne carbonation. Small apple skin and small oak barrel. No sugar, but the front of the palate seems sweet with cantaloupe. This is definitely getting close to a top level cider, heading in all the right directions. A bit salty in the finish. Small fruit juice acidity and faux sweetness throughout really make this one a masterpiece.
hackobock (1455) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a small fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet and tart apples, barnyard, oak. Taste is tart apple and a light sweet fruitiness. Dry tart fruity apple finish, light bodied. Refreshing.
Joakgust (920) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden cider with no head. Aroma is funky with notes of yellow apples, sulfur and oak. Flavor is fruity with notes of yellow apples, oak and citrus.
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours very hazy golden with a big fizzy champagne-like goldenish white head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is fruity and slightly funky with apple must, dry soil, leather, hay, green apple skins and hints of barnyard. Taste is slightly sour, fruity, funky and tannic with ripe smashed apples, moist soil, leather, hay, barnyard, dry wood, sour apple skins and hints of white grape skins. Mouthfeel is dry, tannic astringent and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sour, fruity, funky and tannic with ripe smashed apples, hay, leather, barnyard and hints of grapefruit rinds. Complex, elegant and tasty!
Tmoney99 (10817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample. Poured clear pale color with a minimal head that diminished slowly with faire legs. Medium floral sour apple aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft legs. Medium sour apple flavor with a medium sweet finish of short to moderate duration. Soft drinkable beverage.
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, shared by Brandon. Clear golden orange color. Thin, minimal white head. Soft, moderate strength carbonation. More of a musty apple aroma, some wood notes. Moderate sweet taste. Mostly dry finish, lightly sticky. Medium-plus body. Lightly spicy. Interesting, tasty, complex cider.
omhper (19667) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at SBWF. Clear amber. Woody red apple aroma. Sweetish with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Spritzy and elegant with mild flavours of red apples and white wine. Complexx and refined.
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml. clear glass - corked.
[ Vintage 2010 ]. [ Courtesy of fiulijn ]. Clear medium to dark orange colour with a average to large, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate apple, horse blanket, wood, apple skin. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, apple, sweet apple, wood, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.