otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: sun-bleached orange with a steady stream of bubbles thanks to bottle-conditioning. Pours vivacious with a solid head and bubbly collar.
Nose: freshly pulped apples and orchard musk. Tingle of tartness and tannins in the back; apple skins. Green pears. Musk, leather, and hay dust along the edges. Cinnamon powder.
Palate: pulpy, chewy, fresh. Skins and seeds and musk follow fresh pressed apple flesh. Full mouthfeel – chewy and bubbly in front, then creamy and juicy with a dry musky finish. Tartness in the middle follows into the finish. Green pear musk.
Final Thoughts: whoa… A champagne of ciders to be sure. Of the earth. Terroir. Dirtoir. Laden in orchard bloom, musk, dew, and juicy breeze. It would be interesting to see how this cider would age and so I must acquire another bottle or three.
slowrunner77 (8982) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very similar to the non-organic version (3.7) - perhaps a little more musty and the apple seemed a little more dramatic/fresher, though I could have been imagining that. Slightly preferred.
Bule (1648) - California, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle of 2014 vintage. Pours a pale orange color without any head. Medium sweetness. Nice apple flavor but a little mustiness.
Inbreak (3840) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
30.09.2015, 0,375l bottle (2011 vintage) shared @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice slightly fizzy shortlasting head. Aroma is dry funky, overripe (almost rotten) crowberries, oak, brett, apple skin, yellow apples, moss. Taste is sweet grassy, apple skin, oak, yellow apples, sugar, overripe crowberries, hay, grass, weeds, cheese. Slightly dry funky mouthfeel. Fair enough, kind of interesting.
ej (1108) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with BBGTC. old bottle. Pale golden White bubbly top. Aroma is oxidized, Heather, crowberries and Wood. Taste was even more oxidized, dishwasher liqud and cheese. Some yellow Apple peel. Light body
ClubGonzo (5070) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Wow, a low-strength vintage (2011) cider! Thanks for sharing! :-) Pours a clear light golden body with a small white head. Nose is sawdust, wood, crowberries, yellow apple peel and hints of caramel and apple cores in the back. Taste is dusty apple tones, wood, yellow apple peel, blue cheese, caramel and hints of brown sugar. Funky oxidiation going on here, I like the unexpected flavors coming out of this one.
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a well carbonated dark golden color cider. Aroma of funky apple notes with light residual sugar and quite a bit of smoke is unique. Taste is dominated by loads of smoked apple notes with light residual sugar notes and funky notes are also discernible. Body is full enough for style with great carbonation. Glad I was able to try this unique cider which was quite different from the norm but also very enjoyable.
oh6gdx (24290) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Golden colour, not much head. Aroma is sweet apples, some quite ripe apple like sweetness, mild sugary notes as well as some yeasty and semispicy notes. Flavour is quite similar, and also has a quite nice earthy and spicy touch to it with mild vanillla in the finish as well. Quite wellbodied, which gives the impression of a higher abv. Still easy to drink, and also works as a sipper.
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense Gold Color.
Mild nose of dirty towel and cider vinegar and apple juice.
Medium sweet, medium acid, medium tannin. Creamy bubbles, astringent. Mild taste of rich blue and washed rind cheeses and cider vinegar, basement dust, ginger, vanilla, milk chocolate, and lots of slightly browned apples. Long, somewhat mouth puckering finish
Complex and Amazingly delicious. But pretty sweet.
mathieuc (2949) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear gold with a small white foamy rim. Nose is of a farm with a bit of cow poop, sulfur and apples. Taste is really dry and offers mostly apples but some of the sulfur from the nose carries into that side as well. Body is light to medium and carbonation medium to high and festive. Overall a pretty nice cider, glad I was given the chance to sample it.
fonefan (42424) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml. corked.
[ As Etienne Dupont Organic Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average to large, frothy and quick, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy apple, sweet apples, tart apples, apple concentrated - apple syrup. Flavour is moderate sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, apple, sweet apples, white sugar, yellow apples, floury apple. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation feels lively - looks flat.