callmemickey (1835) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010. Opened August 2013. Clear golden body. Bright sweet-apples, light carmelized sugar and honey. Straightforward profile that is intense, assertive, and enjoyable. Moderate sweetness.
77ships (2996) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Only a small taste unfortunately from a 5 cl. bottle. Very cool packaging. Clear golden. Taste is quite sweet, apples, reminiscent of a white desert wine, white grapes and honey, more sweet apples. Alcohol is kept in place. Less heavy body than expected. Very nice but expected more complexity to be honest.
bulldogops (758) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
oz pour served in a champagne flute. Aroma is fleshy apple, as if on a cutting board in front of you. Taste is warm alcohol, sweet apple, hint of brown sugar. Mouthfeel is slight carbonation, but smooth, silky, and decadent.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up in Montreal. Pours a less viscous gold, still. Nose is more cider forward with some earthy notes and pure apple. Tart in the nose, less complexity than others. Faint sherry like notes but more apple. On tasting, medium bodied with a strong apple presence. Some sherry that almost pushes into papery. Bitter alcohol and warming. Crisp and refreshing but really lacking the complexity of the greats. Okay.
DuffMan (5768) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with my wife and Grippitis. Lovely soft golden colour, nice legs, completely still. Aroma is equally apples and honey sweetness, maybe a light toffee element too. Sweet sticky palate, crushed apples, honey, light toffee or burnt sugar (very light, but certainly a different sweet note than the honey), lightly floral elements too. There is an acidity here, not quite a tartness, that lifts things beautifully. Gosh, now I’m getting some apricots toward the end? This stuff is so delicious, so complex. The mouthfeel and sweetness profile reminds me of sauternes. Outstanding!
mcberko (4771) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 Vintage. 375mL bottle, pours a flat clear golden / copper. Very aromatic with intense notes of concentrated apple, honey and a little treacle. Flavour is very intense and rich with incredible depth - sweet concentrated apples, some fresh pure honey nectar, a touch of vanilla and a treacly character. There’s a sort of liqueur quality, but the alcohol isn’t really that prominent. So much depth and flavour to this one. The sweetness is intense but not cloying in any way. Remarkable stuff.
Martinus (2516) - Baarle-Nassau / Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden colour. Aroma of apple, white wine, light young cheese. Sweet apple flavour, white wine, sweet muscat, light sour touch. Finish apple, muscat, light sour, lingering sweet.
Really nice brew. Reminds of a nice dessert wine.
(from 5cL bottle @ home, obtained at the Brussels Xmas market)
olio (4804) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle (12,5%) @ wPBF’13.
Pours clear golden color with no head. Aroma of apples, some grass and herbal notes. Flavor of sugar, sweet apple and pear. Lice concentrate apple juice.
lusikka (4964) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a golden colour without a head. Aroma is very rich with strong green apples, some vanilla and caramel. Flavour of intense tart-ish green apples, flowers, sugar, white grapes and wood. Full bodied, very sticky mouthfeel and low carbonation. Alcohol warms nicely. So much apples that this is rather close to an apple juice concentrate. My first ice cider.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@vPBFII. Golden colour, no head. Aroma is very sweet apples, some green apples and that’s about it. Flavour is sweet green apples, mild nectar and very beautifully balanced. Hides the abv very well.