Spike531 (12) - California, USA - APR 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Weak off putting aroma, good apple smell, but with an astringent quality, fortunately not very strong. Clear golden color slightly opaque, but not cloudy. Great dry apple flavor, primarily a red apple subtlety with the tartness of a good green apple especially in the aftertaste. Very carbonated, which goes well with the light flavor and body.
Headbanger (3773) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle 7/24/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-36° in Lager Glass-Pours a clear golden with a small white head and huge carbonation. Aroma of floral, apple, and slight funk. Taste of apple, sweetness, bitterness, and slight oak. This light cider is easy drinking and very smooth.
Tmoney99 (13241) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample. Poured clear orange copper color with a minimal fizzy head that lasted with good legs. Medium sweet apple and fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and good legs. Medium sweet apple and yeast flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable complex cider.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, shared by brandon. Clear golden color. Few chunks of yeast in the bottle. Good thin white head on the surface that retains well, leaves loose lace. Good fruity fresh juicy apple aroma. Soft, lighter carbonation, dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, light tart. Has a nice juicy red apple flavor, the kind of apple I prefer. Excellent cider.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL c&c 2012 ed. Clear bottle. $25 from P St Whole Foods DC. Cork rockets out of the bottle, CAUTION!! Pours with excessive carbonation, tepid pour yields an IPA like head that really never fully dissipates. Easily the best appearance for any cider I’ve ever seen. Glowing, full haze peach color. Leaves some lacing. Seriously? Nose is really getting there for premier Norman ciders like Ferme du Lavoir, Cave de Mirande, and Benoit et Sylvie Noël. Aroma is pure starfruit and peach juice, similar to peach sour beers. There’s a musty cellar, barnyard note is unmistakeable as Norman farmhouse yeast with touches of orchard Brett. Taste is juicy starfruit, mildly bitter apple skin tannin balance, very dry in the finish. Encompassing, fresh apple skin and flesh engulf the sides and roof of the mouth. Very impressive cider. If very fresh, I have no doubt this cider is in the top leagues of French cider and thus world cider.
biggirlpanties (194) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to GT2! Beer pours with heavy carbonation, head similar to an IPA. There’s little head retention, but that’s to be expected with a cider. Hazy golden-orange color. Aroma is almost like a peach lambic, juicy peaches and fresh flowers, also a little dusty. The taste, wow. It’s pretty dry, which I really enjoy. Taste is peaches, some light citrus, a fresh sweetness but nothing cloying. Again, that dryness really balances it out really well. Absolutely well done.
thewolf (11985) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 version, 3,5%. Bottle, bought @ the cidery. Pours clear golden with a medium, fizzy white head. Aroma has fresh apple, citrus, moldy oranges, light sugary. Highish carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good green apples, complex oaky character, light sherry, mild apple vinegar, kinda like a bit of leafy freshness. Really stunningly balanced, especially considering the low ABV.
_angst_ (4391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours clear goldenish orange with a huge fizzy goldenish white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is fruity and funky with tart apples, rubber, apple jam, lemon juice, dry soil, wood, barnyard, green grapes and hay. Taste is sweet and fruity with ripe apples, rubber, wood, vanilla, tart pears, barnyard, dry soil and smoked meats. Mouthfeel is round, fruity tart, slightly dry and light to medium bodied. Finish is sweet and tart with ripe apples, lemon zest, rubber, apple jam, dark grapes and wood. Very nice tasty quencher.
rlgk (17295) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to _angst_. Clear orange/golden color, huge head that leavezs in just a few seconds. Yeasty woody aroma, apples, sourish, sweetish, rubber, oaky, overriped apples. Sweetish oaky flavor, apples, sugary, woody, overriped apples, smoked meat. Fruity finish, caramel, apples, oak, smoked meat. Good stuff.
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml. clear glass - corked.
[ Vintage 2010 ]. [ Courtesy of fiulijn ]. Sparkling and clear medium to dark orange colour with a large to huge, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate apple, astring, wood, horse blanket, sweet apples, dry apples, apple skin. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, wood, apple, dry, apple sugar, sweet apple. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is fla.