GRM (3305) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Green bottle, 375 ml, from Luc Bourbonnière, drunk with Louise and Luc, savoured August 25 2012; eye: straw, hazy, average effervescence; nose: Brettanomyces yeast, slight apple, slight medicinal; mouth: aerial, light sour apple, sweet apple, Epsom salt, finale in lightly sour apple, refreshing, light body, quite carbonated, lightly sweet, light texture; overall: fine
Bouteille verte, 375 ml, de Luc Bourbonnière, bue avec Louise et Luc, savourée le 25 août 2012; œil : paille, voilée, effervescence moyenne; nez : levure Brettanomyces, très léger pomme, très léger médicinal; bouche : aérien, pomme légèrement aigre, pomme sucrée, sel d’Epsom, finale en pomme légèrement aigre, rafraîchissant, corps léger, très carbonatée, légèrement sucrée, texture légère; en résumé : très bon
hivemind (771) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split with Erica at Spuyten Duyvil on 11/24/2012. Color is a medium to dark gold, solid and glassy with no head. Darker color than expected for a cider which was cool. Never had a cider like this before - extremely yeasty and higher carbonation than I have had within the style. Almost effervescent. Aroma and flavor are yeasty, barnyardy, and light citrus. Really great sipper.
yngwie (15390) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 375ml. Vintage 2010. It’s an almost clear one, golden in color and with some bubbles on top. The aroma is both cellar-ish and apple-ish, with apple cores and orchard. It’s full-bodied, tart and quite effervescent, having your cheeks clinging to your teeth. It’s very tasteful, with cellar, orchard and lots of apples and apple cores, really balanced and pleasant. Lasting finish. A superb cider I’ll certainly hunt down again. 121110
chrisv10 (12659) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2010, 5.5% @ FOneFan. Hazy yellow with big fully diminishing white head. Aroma is apples, barnyard and tart. Flavour is apples, high carbonation, tart, barnyard, leather and very dry.
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 375ml @ fonefan
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of sour apples, yeast and sugar. Taste is light sweet and light sour with a dry fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is fizzy
Rasmus40 (13912) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, apples, barnyard and wood. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 101112
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with Ann. Pours a fizzy pale gold with lots of short lived head. Aroma has a lot of horsey brett character. Taste is a great balance of sweet apple flavors and a funky brett influence. Very carbonated, couldn’t drink more than one. Really good.
dankman (254) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear orange with a huge white head that clears up as fast as it appears. Sweet noes with some funk. Borderline between nectar and brut, finishes clean, not horribly acidic considering it’s a cider.
queenholly (3515) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Musty horseblanket, very brett-like, and light fruity aroma. Clear effervescent golden. Brett-like horseblanket, sweet apple, tart, light spice flavor. Light fizzy body, dry finish. My first French cider, and I’m duly impressed. Not disappointed that I chose this for my 1000th rating.
callmemickey (3625) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 2011. Golden orange body. Large fizzy head disappears as quickly as it forms. No lacing or residue. Nose is lightly funky, with bright apples and must. Flavor is juicy semi-sweet apples with some light must. Medium to light bodied. Assertive carbonation. Semi-sweet finish. A wonderful cider.