Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, c’est encridible! This is an apple cider that others should strive to emulate. Apples, wood, barnyard, flowers and more apples, with just the right amount of sweetness to pull the flavour through and some peel in the finish to dry it off.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasant surprise. Pale yellow with brief, fizzy, champagne head. Aroma was of sweet apples. Nice carbonation and a refreshing apple taste. Quite good.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow is this stuff great. Probably one of, if not the best cider that I have ever had. The nose is sweet of apples and juice, the taste is suggary and sweet with some definate apple skin present. Just fantastic.
nja (17) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at Ti Couz in San Francisco, served in a bowl. Hardly any head left when it arrived at the table. Aroma of sweet, tart green apples. Flavor like unsweetened apple juice and... bacon. Yes, smoked bacon flavor. This must be a great match with ham.
tomxcs (320) - 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 (4253) - 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.