KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, - NOV 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Bottle at home with apple pie. Lovely orange amber, clear but oily and slick. No head or bubbles. Nose of apple, honey, light spice, sherbert,, light tannic skin. Got better as it warmed, but the flavor was another level. Sweet apple, light acid, honey, orange, with a spicy, lightly peppery, alcohol finish. Full, velvety body with soft, slightly prickly carbonation. Perfect balance of sweet apple and green tartness with alcohol. Absolutely wonderful.
brokensail (10739) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks to Steve for sending me this. Minimal sparkle on this sparkling cider, but a rich caramel colored pour and good clarity. Smell is fresh apple tart, vanilla, caramel, and tart green apple. Great cinnamon and nutmeg, too. Flavor is liquid apple pie. Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and vanilla. Rich caramelized sugar and baked apple. Perfect acidity on the finish. Coats the tongue. Wonderful.
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[ Bottle ][ brokensail ][ 375ml ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> Low to no pop from the cork. Clear, deep tea orange, no foam, huge legs. Nose is insanely rich as always apple pie with melted cheese topping. Taste is super sweet cinnamon apple pie that is never cloying by some evil magic. Finishes with spice and powerful acid that kills the front palate’s sugariness. Low carbonation to zero. Oily, ultra rich mouthfeel. Huge legs. Cheesy oily sugary front palate. Awesome as always from this producer.
popery (1392) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious. An explosion of apple flavor. Quite sweet but there’s a ton of depth. Earthy and thick. Viscous. Lingering tart apple aftertaste.
ineedbeer (698) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is very apple forward with lots of red apple character. Fairly sweet with some alcohol in the finish.
Pours a clear copper with some ruby and good notes. Light carbonation but no head or lacing. Viscous with moderate sized legs.
Flavor is very sweet with a very nice apple flavor. So sweet and full of overripe red apples. Hints of alcohol in the finish but not hot at all. Lingering sweet red apple qualities.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall this cider is so easy drinking and flavorful. Sweet apple character persists with only hints of the alcohol notes. This is a really nice cider.
joergen (20648) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, thanks yespr and Kyotolefty.
Clear orange coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of apples and dried apples.
Sweet and fruity flavour of apple juice and dried apples with some acidity and notes of apples.
Fruity finish of apples.
Theis (13355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Fermentoren - Tasting - Thanks to Kyotolefty. Clear amber/pink - no head. High apples, sweet red apples, red apple zesty, light acid, sweetness, nice acid notes, nice balance, earthy.
Ungstrup (29211) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. An amber beer with no head. The aroma has notes of over ripe apples and alcohol. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of alcohol, over ripe apples, and lemons, leading to a dry alcoholc finish.
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5 cl bottle. Pours clear golden orange with no head. Aroma is smooth apples and mild citric. Dense apples. Smooth fruity, thick apples to syrupy. Lingering apples fruity finish.
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle,2009 vintage, on 07/17/2013, thanks to TimE! Pours clear, burnt amber, thin head fades relatively quickly, fine champagne bubbles rising in the glass. Aroma is crisp, sweet apple, light tart notes as well, honey, vanilla, faint caramel. Aroma is intensely sweet green apple to balance an almost equal tartness, orange, bright honey with a light spicy finish, lingering apple in a long aftertaste. Thick body, almost syrupy with subtle carbonation. Wow, great dessert drink, something really different and delicious.
50belair (2212) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Darkguardian. Clear light amber pour with a faint white head. Apple and vinegar aromas. Complex with tart green apple and smooth caramel notes. Tasty and strong with a very nice mouthfeel.