tomxcs (318) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A straw/golden yellow color, slightly lighter than apple juice; head immediately disappeared, leaving only a small ring of foam on the sides of the glass. Constant bubble streams. Sweet and tart apple smells, along with something kinda weird, like wet hay and plastic (but not unpleasant). Taste of tart apples, sweetness, spices. Lots of bubbles tickling the tongue with a dry finish. The first "good" cider I’ve had.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle, 2000 vintage. Very bubbly, cloudy golden color. Light on the palate, crisp, dry, and sour-ish. Has the barnyard-hay aroma.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfect golden hue. Delectable band-aid, manure nose. Lively carbonation, very effervescent. Pears and apples, dusty/farmy/funk, rubber flooring, cider heaven...Unfiltered and unpasterized bliss for the true cider lover. This is what it is all about. French cider, now pull your damn pants up...Put this in the cellar, and it will improve beyond your wildest dreams...This is ridiculous cider, prolly the best ive ever had....
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Typical quality, dry Normandy cider. I just love this stuff (French cider). Could drink and drink it. Light band-aid aroma and flavor that's not as pervasive as it is in the Pays d'Auge cider I had some time ago. Musty, barnyard, yeasty. All very authentic and lightly aged (my bottle was 2002 vintage). Extremely tasty, though the oak-aged Dupont Reserve is even better (but much pricier!).
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle, 2001 vintage. Huge bubble action in the pour, bright pale golden color. Lovely oaky/aged apple/champagne aroma, slightly funky and farmy. Medium-sweet flavor, bright and fresh while also oaky, barnyardy and slightly yeasty. Rather dry but not acerbic on the finish, smooth and hinting of vanilla; absolutely world-class and deserving of its reputation. Glad I finally got to try this, and I will have to see how it fares both younger and older.
CapFlu (4024) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a medium, white, quick dissipating head and a cloudy amber body. Medium carbonation. Nose of citrus and tonic water. Vinegar and sweet apple finishes with an oily texture and perfume flavour.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours very golden and bubbly, with a bit of fizziness around the rim. The aroma is full of tangy apples and vinegar. The flavor is very tangy and tart, and not very pleasing on the palate.
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma sweet and appley after pouring a rich golden color. Very sparkly, with lots of effervescent bubbles and a clean white head. Taste is a whole different story. Although the apple flavor is there, a little dry, but there, it then blossoms into a melting plastic type taste that is not pleasant at all. Maybe a bad bottle?
Suttree (4498) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 Gold, no head. musty, appley aroma. Sweet, but not overly so - finishes sour and dry. There is "Belgian" flavor throughout that I can't quite describe, but it is rather appealing.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light golden color with chunks of light fish food. Foamy whte head. Gueuze and apple aroma with a dry attic cobweb nose underneath it all. Apple and bandaid flavors. Finishes with a semi-sweet apple bar-b-que finish. A apple cider gueuze.