Rasmus40 (9590) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, apples, sulphur and tart. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 201013
AshtonMcCobb (2027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle thanks to Grace. Pours golden with gentle bubbles. The nose and taste have an apple sauce thing going on but what is nice is the way it is intense without being too sweet or too sharp. The palate is great - big body and texture and a long dry finish. A great example of an English country cider.
sulawang (525) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Visual: pours clear light orange amber with virtually no head and no retention. Some slow streams.
Nose: Honeyed apple, light yeast and woody pressed apples.
Attack: tangy and tart
Mid-palate: very woody red apples, green apple, distinct VANILLA, 6/10-sweetness
Finish: mild barnyard sourness, tart crisp finish
Good complexity and transitions on this one; I especially like the vanilla flavour.
tomer (1474) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, a bit hazy deep yellow colour, aroma of leather and wood with some very ripe apples, flavour of leather and apples with a touch of spiciness, quite strong bitterness with a light but pronounced sweetness, soft carbonation. Lovely stuff.
Palme (2909) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
0.5l bottle. This is a light cloudy orange gold one with a small quickly gone bubbly white top. On the nose I get, yeah apples. The floury green kind. Also some canned pears in here and traces of some dusty cellar. It’s not particularly good this. It’s a yeasty monster! As astringent in the mouth as I’ve never has in anything before and it tastes just horrible old and bad! Like chewing on old rotten grape seeds gone through a guinea pig. This has to be a bad, no make that horrible evil bottle or something. I cannot drink this. Not a chance. 14.04.2013
omhper (18746) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Slightly hazy golden. Mellow aroma of candyish ripe green apples. Fairly sweet with spritzy mouthfeel. Some viola and black currant. Some aluminium and apple skin bitterness in the finish.
tfredvik (904) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light yellow body that with a faint haze. Moderate and mild sweet fruity aroma with lightly fermented apples and a touch of oak. Quite much sweetness initially but the finish is nevertheless moderate dry with a tart twist. Gentle apple flavours. Soft carbonation. A nice cider, but maybe a bit too mellow and undemanding?
[50 cl bottle shared with the missus, from Vinmonopolet Storo, Oslo]
pintbypint (2355) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml brown bottle. Deep gold, hazy, no head. Sweet apple nose, some yeast and leathery spice notes. Taste has big fleshy apple fruit up front, sweetish dark sugars. Ends yeasty, spicy, tannic with apple tart skins, woody. Light apple fruit aftertaste, light but acceptable alcohol presence. Medium bodied, very refined tingly carbonation. Nice complexity, but very still quite approachable. Best cider I’ve had in a long time.
worldbeertaste (1536) - AUSTRIA - APR 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque pale yellow with a quick dissapearign head. Soft natural smell of sour apples and sweet apples. Full oily body with soft carbonation and a sour lasting finish. Taste of sweet apples but not too sweet with some acidness and a dry lasting tart finish. The tart finish is a little to vinigry and is a little strong.
DuffMan (6076) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with my wife over miso-ginger chicken on crisp snow-pea and toasted sesame salad. Slightly hazy medium gold, medium carbonation. Aroma is slightly spicy baking apples. Flavour is nice genuine apple with a slightly musty quality, spicy nuances, and a bit of a minerally finish. Very nice, and a great pairing with our delicious salty miso chicken.