RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, train from Edinburgh to Glasgow, RBESG 07. Just woke up when tasting this one, and what a way to wake up! Sharp nose, and initial taste, quite sour. Heavy on the tannins. Rather quenching.
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(RBESG 2007, on train from Edinburgh to Glasgow) Sourish aroma, sourish fruity flavor, some citrus.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On train on way back to glasgow. Almost entirly flat but a slight pluckering intreges the palate. Aroma is sweaty dry apples, hints at tartness but generally balanced. Taste is similar dry finish.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (from Waitrose). At cellar temp main feature is tannic finish. From the fridge shows more balance with fruit and spice on the nose and the tannin taking a more restrained place in the mouth and is quite drinkable and not overly dry.
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Well what a strange day when the best thing that I drink is in fact a cider. What has happened to me? Hazy gold/green colour with disppearing white head. Apple juice aroma with a bit of rubber. Very drinkable. Very dry on end. Apples throughout are good. Bit of herb or apple blossom on aroma and finish. Not much puckering of gums but tongue is left dry as a bone. I liked it.
leaparsons (7799) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw coloured and hazy. Aromas are sweet, sour and earthy with apples and wood. Flavours are dry with some sweet apple and woodiness. Very dry on the palate. Contains Sheeps Nose and Brown Snout - what a selling point.
ciderguy (98) - Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2003
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is one of the more harsh ciders that I've tried. Its quite dry and approaching bitter in taste. Whispy debris could be seen in it while it was in the bottle, assume it was apple bits. For my taste I think I'll stick with the sweeter varieties.