MichaelAwesome (3601) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful one with balanced carbo, big apples and some sweetish sourness in the end. Quaffy, easy to drink and with a bit of peach in the end. Classy stuff.
McTapps (3610) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my Summer Santa - many thanks to you! The cider pours out in a deep golden colour with smooth body. Wonderful aroma of ripe red apples and some green ones. Taste of ripe, sweet apples, caramel, leaves. Wonderful quaffable and easy to drink. Loved it.
abemorsten (2618) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 0,5 l bottle at Cardinal. Clear golden body with a white rim. Mild apple and boiled pears nose with notes of apple cider vinegar. Fruity apples with petroleum and smokey notes in the mouth. Dry tongue. Medium bodied.
Holmen2 (682) - NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale straw colour. Dry pears with a lot of complexities in aroma. Fine and complex taste. A bit of rauchbier in aftertaste. Complex and interesting.
minutemat (1356) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2014 330ml bottle as DUNKERTONS ORGANIC CIDER 6.8% from Dunkertons Cider Farm. Pours light yellow, perfectly carbonated. Crisp, fresh with green apple flesh, skins, a ripe fruitiness and slight tannins sucking the tongue. One of the best ciders in Dunkerton’s arsenal. Criminally under-rated.
Earlier Rating: 3/11/2014 Total Score: 4.1
500ml bottle as DUNKERTONS PREMIUM ORGANIC CIDER 7.0% drunk in the park on a sunny Spring day. Immediately starts sucking the cheeks with lots of overripe, bittersweet apples blended together. Such a great cider, definitely one of Dunkertons’ best.
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Poseidon, Helsinki)
Lovely crisp aroma, so much apple and appleskin, a little bit of freezer. Slightly hazy straw, brief sparkle of carbonation on pouring. Super dry palate, crisp, sharp, sends a shiver down my spine. Just writing that sent another shiver down my spine it’s so vivid an experience. Lovely soft apple taste, with a nice little toffee hint in the corner, tanniny and appleskin dryness. Finish lip-smacking. 7% nowhere at all. Excellent cider, disappeared way too quickly - want more!
Earlier Rating: 5/1/2009 Total Score: 3.6
500ml bottle (Maltainen Monni, Helsinki)
Slightly hazy apple colour. Slightly bacony aroma, big clean apple too. Slight elastoplast hint in the mouth, wet sheep. Beautifully crisp cider taste, very dry, a touch sweet and spicy. One of the best ciders I’ve had.
danlo (1079) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Yellow-orange golden colour, thin white foam head and aroma of tart apple, barnyard, funky. Sweetish juicy apple flavour with vanilla, woody, almost smokey, earthy & spicy notes and lots of chalky dry tannin. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, low carbonation, bittersweet dry acidic finish. Nice complexity, very drinkable cider.
Rasmus40 (10595) - 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 (2360) - 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 (600) - 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.