Benzai (9143) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared @ Van Moll Brewpub. A bit hazy yellow color, virtually no head. Aroma is sweet, apples, old overripe apples. Tastes the same: sweetness, apples, sweet overripe fruits, sugary. Pretty dry finish. Quite nice.
77ships (4405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Joined purchase with Kraddel @ Cider Cider. Sparkling, darker golden appearance. Smell is apple, close to apple juice, flowers. Taste is sparkling, faintly acidic but mainly sweet apple juice, light sulphur-like taste in the back, matches,.. Light sparkling. Sulphur-like taste took it down for me but others liked way more than me including the guys from 3 Fonteinen.
kraddel (3728) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought and shared with eugene .
Pours clear , dark yellow .
Smell is like pjre applesauce , bit sweet . Taste is intense , sweet , yeast , pure , natural . In between cider and ice cider .
Jimthechap (1820) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange coloured coider with a temporary white head and aromas of orange skinned apples. Mid to dry and only mild carbonation, but tasty for all that. Lovely stuff.
danlo (1348) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Straw golden colour, short-lived bubbly white head and aroma of tart apple, woody oak, funk. Taste is apple, vanilla, woody, bittersweet with tannins & musty, barnyard notes. Medium bodied, low carbonation, dry earthy woody tannic finish. Quite drinkable.
GoufCustom (905) - HONG KONG - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle bought at Life Restaurant in SOHO, Central.
Translucent light golden honey colour; Razor-thin head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Almost no lacing with fizzy carbonation; Fragrant and strong musty aroma of apple wine, with strong tartness, apple pie fillings, honey, wood, vinegar, yoghurt, cellar and tannic; Very light sweet taste of apple wine, with very strong tannic, strong cellar musty, potent alcohol, yoghurt tartness and strong wood; Light body. Watery and dry palate; Mouth feel is like a scrumpy with lively characters - mustiness is very attractive, tannic is very astringent by Cider standard but still taste good. Very woody barrel feel, very little sweetness, and subdued tartness. All topped with strong and warming 7% booze. Gooood!... Quite dry after taste. Tart and strong to mouth.
Comments: This one picks up where Westons Old Rosie Scrumpy failed to lift off - both the aroma and taste are dynamic and lively, and I just love that strong cellar mustiness as if I walk right into a cellar. Big character, tasty and very entertaining, I just canít get enough of it. Great stuff!
olliejobbins (1088) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. pours clear dark yellow. aroma is very fruity - apples of course! perhaps a little spicy. nice taste. i think this is medium dry but i found it to be very dry. really tangy and hides the 7%
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Misted lager gold with a fast vanishing tuft of suds. Big edgy strudel, Chewits and clove-sprinkled aroma; flavour awash with seasonal stewed spiced fruits- largely of the cider-making variety. Dry and sweet with engaging acidity and funk. Am I about to award a battery acid a 4?? A fine, fine beverage and one that could get me into a lot of trouble.
maneliquor (3321) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from some organic store for Melissa. Good looking cider thatís for sure. Think musky and dried apples. Then think massive zest. Thatís the cider summed up. Really quite solid to be honest
Leighton (12231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Bruceís in London - many thanks to Josh. Pours clear gold with a few bubbles for a head. Dry apples in the aroma, some musty basement. Medium sweet flavor with nice musty dryness, semi-ripe apples - really tasty. Medium with soft carbonation. Lightly dry and funky to finish, more semi-ripe apples, some moldy hay. Delicious stuff. Super drinkable.