awaller05 (304) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent pour with a bitter smell. Pours a cloudy yellow, with a nasty looking scum within the bottle I lost my drinking partner on this one. All the better for me. as it was a granny smith taste with a metallic taste to finish it up. @003 vintage. By the way my friend said he should of tried this one but couldn’t get past the scum in the bottle.
MicroGrog (290) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2013 375 served with some crazy good cod fritters. Served into a Saison Dupont glass.
Clear, saturated golden hue. White ring of fizz. A couple nucleation points in the glass that easily amuse me.
Smell is of baked apples, hay, sulfur, & a light green apple tartness. Bright & somewhat floral. A less muddled bottle then the one I picked up from New Beer Distributor’s sweat shop factory.
Taste is bittersweet upfront, slightly briny, with a rounded, zesty, & juicy center. Some drying wood tannins. Incredibly refreshing. Minor solvent finish.
Light chalkiness, moderate acidity, & overactive to a slightly harsher point then champagne. A little heft to the body keeping the finish from being anything more then slightly dry.
Love it. :)
Rballs01 (277) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 vintage bottle. Poured with extreme carbonation settling to nothing. Small lively bubbles continuously came from the bottom of the glass. Brilliant yellow-orange color. I don’t normally drink cider’s however, this one has been back to my fridge numerous times. Great for when you had too much beer the night before. Delicious and delicate apples and sugar in the taste. Most refreshing! I love Bouche
dankman (253) - 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.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head that quickly fades. The aroma is of apples and decomposing vegitation/ripening cheese. In the mouth, it’s very dry, with a subtle apple flavor and again a hint of funkiness. Good, though drier than I prefer.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2000 bottle, very pale champange like color, very fizzy,very dry flavor,not sweet you can taste some appleness in the end, to me this is and apple champnge, wictch is weird
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(2000) Slightly hazy with a deep gold apple juice color. Champagne bubbles keep rising. Aroma is almost mulled -- a spiced apple character with some nutmeg and/or cinnamon in it. You can smell pectin, too (mildly plasticy). Lovely, gentle, mildly sweet (but not very) apple cider flavor. Finishes with a bit of spice that lingers into a slighly plasticy aftertaste. I don't get any gueuze qualities at all, except maybe in the aftertaste. To me, it's gently sweet, decidedly apply, and not at all sour or tart. It's nice, but I still prefer beer.
Edmoe (236) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow; slightly cloudy. Very little aroma...tart, apples, dirty socks. Flavor is watery...mostly tart apples. Sour like a Flemish ale. Somewhat thin but clean finish. Ok, but I’ve had better ciders.
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of green apples and a touch of mustiness. Flavor is sweet and natural with what I can best describe as sugar covered green apples and a touch of barnyard. This is one of the best ciders I have had the chance to try...
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005 vintage. Large white foamy head that diminishes fast. Tart aroma. hazy apple-golden color. Delicious sweet-tart flavor. Glorious cider from glorious France!