KUEric (943) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2006 2004 vintage: Not a bad cider, but nothing spectacular. Aroma is nice, but nothing really wowed me. Palate is smoother than other ciders. Flavor is good but mild. Nothiing really blew me away.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 2003 vintage. Deep golden colour, low carbonation. Spicy apple aroma, cinnamon, soft baked apples, light barnyardy funkiness as well. Malic acid aroma. Flavour is sweet and spicy up front with some earthy dusty notes in the middle. Soft malic acidity and some apple skin derived tannins. Lingering soft tannins on the back of the palate that accentuate the lovely dryness. Funky and earthy. Really tasty... this won’t be my last bottle.
Cloudy golden yellow with a beautiful explosion of fine-laced bubbles quickly falling back to leave a fine white lace. Thick fruity apple aroma, malic tartness, rich sweet baked apple aroma. Light wild yeastiness, some leather and funk. Flavour is very fruity, lightly bready, sweet baked apples up front with some leathery wet hay funkiness. Quite tart in the finish with light vanilla oakiness over the whole thing. Gorgeous stuff.
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treadyroc (150) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy, almost milky amber. Very thick, & semi-sweet. Has no head & no distinguishable carbonation.<!-- br --><!-- br -->
The taste is oaky, apple-y & a bit yeast-y.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2000 vintage. Hazy dirty yellow with tiny carbonation bubbles for head, looks like champaign. Huge sour/tart aroma up front with sweet sugared apples and cork/woodiness in the background. Flavor again has a huge sour kick initially, with the sweet apples coming through in the middle. Finishes very dry, carbonation cleans your palate completely. No alcohol detectable whatsoever. Resembles a mild geueze IMO. Very nice surprise. Will have to cellar some considering how well this has aged. May have a new breakfast beer!
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 2004 bottle. Light golden color with no head. Aroma is sourish apple and pear. The flavor is on the sweet side. Definitely not dry in any way. Bubbly on the tongue but not sharp. This is definitely a sweet cider. 6/2/7/3/15
2004 Bottle Consumed November 2007. This smells more like pear cider than apply. Tastes like it too. Sweet and slightly tart, not really that good. Overly sweet and very boring. 5/3/5/3/11
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sour apple aroma. Cloudy golden yellow color. Slight sweet-sour apple flavor - moderate acidity and carbonation. Very nice, well blended and dry cider.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a hazed orange tinted yellow with a thin line of white atop. Aroma glazed w/ funk, a strong underlying cheesiness, and there’s cork-infused wildness & bretty undertones though more on the cheesy side than the sour side. Soft carbination, wish it could be fizzier..but the flavors are uniquely earthy, somewhat solventy..but in a fermenting apple kind of way. Very good & cheesey cider
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 Boy am I’m smitten! I love this stuff!
Rerate on the ’05. Cider pours a hazy, medium bright gold color with a small, fizzy, diminishing head. Head fades into a white ring around the glass; fed by trails of lively stars of carbonation. Looks like Champagne.<P>The aroma is sweet and wild with moderate-to-heavy yeast notes of horseblanket and barnyard, band-aid, light notes of bread dough and B Vitamin. Vinous with moderate fruit notes of red apple, white grape.<P>The flavor is heavily-to-moderately sweet, lightly acidic with a longer-than-average, moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightlybitter finish. Pleasant genuine apple aftertaste.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carboanation is fizzy. Simply beautiful!
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2007 (draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY: 2002 vintage) Hazy orange color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is full of tart apples, sugar, earth notes, barnyard, and random dryness. Smells very earthy and warm. Taste is dry and tart with hints of apples and champagne. The finish is dry and semi-sweet. Tastes like a mix of champagne and a very good saison. One awesome cider and I’m glad I was able to have it.
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2002 Vintage Rated March 2006. Bottle courtesy of Probiere I believe. Slightly hazy pastel yello, big frothing white head diminishes leaving a champagne like appearance in the glass. (3+) Aroma is unexpectedly different, barnyard, wood chips, musty church basement. (7+) Flavour is intriguingly different, musty/yesaty character over a tart apple base. Lingering farmhouse character long into the aftertaste. Light funky citrus notes? (7+) Light effervescent palate. (3+) Very interesting beverage. Fans of funky saisons and biere de gardes will find much to love here.