davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012, 375 ml into a tulip. Crystal clear light amber with tons of rising carbonation. Nose is blue cheese. Musky, funky, and a little smoked meats. Light apples but the nose rivals some lambic in the level of musk. Taste is musk, hay, and and some meat. Savory transforms to sweet aged apples with a lingering oaky/oxidation earthiness. Dry and bubbly. Takes a bit to get used to the musk but once you do it’s actually quite good and very unique.
574deadzone (1341) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opens with a gigantic pop. Pours a hazy straw gold with a big bubbled white head champagne-like cap that settles quickly to nothing, leaving an actively carbed body behind. Nose involves tart apple skin, a distinctive farm quality with deep complexity, maybe a hint of rubber, quite a challenging nose. Somewhat sweet, quite tart. Light, very active, refreshing yet soft, with a lengthy farmy yeast and bone-dry finish. Excellent cider, so much to take in, very enjoyable.
b3shine (7738) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a Oslo transparent lighter gold with ample off-white head that dissipates entirely fairly quickly. Smells of tart apples. A bit of sweetness, but not to the point that I’d call it a sweet cider. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Could definitely be dryer. A decent cider, but forgettable.
hallinghansen (2647) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Pizzeria Paradise, Georgetown, Washington DC. Hazy yellow body with a small white head. Yeast, tart, vinegar, apples, fruit, dry, acetic, fizzy carbonation. Decent.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Dutch’s. Pours with a bigger head, that soon fades to minimal. My pour is one of the first from the keg. Half hazy golden color, with chunky stringy particles visible in the body -- not sure if that’s pieces of apple or yeast, but it doesn’t bother me either way. Light to medium body. Super smooth and crisp lighter carbonation. Very lightly slick finish, minimal stickiness. Intensely drinkable and refreshing, even on the full stomach I have right now. Fantastic golden apple aroma, pretty clean. Moderate sweet taste. Awesome surprisingly poundable refreshing easy-drinking cidre.
ComradeK (1086) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, at 5% ABV, but I’m pretty certain it is this cider. Pours a hazy pale gold, with fine trailing bubbles. Smoky notes, leather and dusty apple skin make up the aroma. A little lemon up front is soon overcome by charry wood and tart apple. Smoke and cured meats give it a nicely savoury finish. A high quality dry Normandy cider.
ClubGonzo (5220) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange body with loads of visible bubbles. Nose is wood, sawdust, apple cores, yellow apple peel, hints of floral honey tones. Taste is apple cores, yellow apple peel, sawdust, oak and hints of straw and dry leaves. Smooth, bubbly mouthfeel, semi-dry finish. Very nice cider in the Normandie tradition.
Niksko (571) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light golden with some very bubbly, effervescent white head. Nose is really funky and musty. Flavor is much the same, with some apple tartness, some yeasty notes. Why can’t all cider be this complex and intersting?
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2011 bottle. Slightly hazy golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma of apple wine. Flavor is slightly dry with champagne-like carbonation. Not bad but not my favorite.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 mL bottle from Willow Park Wines & Spirits in Calgary, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy orange-golden with a medium, rocky white head that fades immediately to leave a rim of bubbles. The nose has notes of apples and earth along with subtle lavender, rose and funk. The flavour is slightly sweet up front with apples, flowers and funk, but it dries out towards the end. The finish is long and dry with floral notes and grass. On the palate it is light in body with a dryish texture and Champagne-style carbonation. Overall, a great apple cider. Nicely floral and dry, it is quite complex and satisfying. 2014-03-10