leaparsons (8606) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with slowly rising bubbles. Aromas are sweet and spritzy apple juice with some earthiness. Flavours are earthy apples with a mellow sweetness. Spritzy with a nice sparkle - not much on the finish but this is very drinkable. Seems too carbonated for a French cider.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Bottle from Sainsburys
2003 vintage. Golden and spritzy with no head. Very fruity aroma. Dryish but also fairly sweet, quite clean tasting but overall dull and without much apple fruitiness. No farmhouse funk to speak of, this ammounts to a bland attempt a gimmicky ’posh’ cider. Refreshing if nothing else. (1011)
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Vintage 2003. A soft fruity aroma, some caramel and apple notes, well rounded with a dry finish.
rauchbier (3640) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Sainsburys. Vintage 2003. Pale gold, Brief white head dissapearing like spit on a hot griddle, good soft condition. Gentle woody apple notes with a suggestion of faint caramel in the nose, soft and ellusive in the mouth with some low apple sweetness and a slight smoky woodiness. Finish is brief and appley with a touch of dryness developing
imdownthepub (10989) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Vintage 2003, available in Tesco’s. Sweet vanilla and apple aroma with a natural effervesence. The cider is dry and a little perfumed but nicely balanced with a gamey taste. Very good cidre indeed.