puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2007 bottle. Bottle exploded as I opend this one..wow real barnyard/horseblanket nose. I can’t pick up any apple in the nose. Pale blond frothy loose head. Dry, little sweet..odd flavor on the finish....plastic....this is interesting?
S_Side_Smitty (689) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 vintage. Explodes out of the bottle - get out your mop. Otherwise, pours clear and gold with a gigantic white head that dissipates immediately. Aroma is funky sharp barnyard, seltzer water, and faint lemony vinegar. Taste is sweet apples fading to a oaky brettanomyces medicinal-like finish.
Bebum (688) - - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light gold, clear, fine and lasting bubbles.
Medium body and flavor density, spritzy, low alcohol heat, avg length.
Very sweet, balancing acidity, slightly fermented apple taste.
Tasty but a bit too sweet.
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Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 vintage: I would like to say firstly that my experience with ciders is extremely limited, consisting of Woodchuck, Johnny Appleseed and a couple others I can’t remember. With that being said, this is the best cider I have yet to come across. Pours out visibly effervescent clear gold with a fizzy head, reducing to nothing within seconds. The nose is musty, cheesy, and tart green apples with some light acetic acid (vinegar). The flavour is not as tart as the aroma suggests and the finish is all green apples, though the finish is very short. The finish is also characterized by its dryness and a breif sweet lingering. Suggestions of cinnimon are striking me in the mid-palate profile, as well as sweet vanilla custard? I expected more barnyard funk and leather judging by the aroma, but such flavours were absent. Very enjoyable!
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Vintage 2011. 7/29/13. Highly pressurized. Mind the cork and cage. Pours a light straw color with incredibly active, rolling carbonation; a thick whitehead that was very fast to fade. Aroma is apple, vinegar, farmyard, funk, grass, some wood, some spice. Taste is dry, vinous, fruity, fresh, refreshing; apple, pear, white wine vinegar, wood (oak), grass; finish is subtle bitterness of apple peel and white grape skins. Taste is reminiscent of breathing in a spring afternoon atop a grassy hill. Light-medium bodied. Mouth feel is crisp and thin. Carbonation is very high and lively. No lacing. This is really something. Highly enjoyable.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aggressive carbonation, basic cider aroma. Strength of this is just that it’s so balanced. Neither sweet or tart stands out. Refined. High end, perhaps occasionally worth the price, but not so sure I need to have it again.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared a 750 ml bottle with some family. Nice smoke on the opening. Poured into a wine glass. Deep butter and gold color with quickly subsiding bubbles. Steadu riseing carbination. Aroma is a yeasty funk and paper mill. Taste starts a little sweet but moves to dry right away. No real apple taste but you get a little apple hint on the burp. that cargination fills the mouth and nose very well for the high palate score.
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Pdx 2013 cider summit - pours a cloudy golden color. Interesting aroma of grass and hay. Taste of sweet apple, slightly boozy.
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podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured draught at Gingerman NYC. Pours slightly cloudy without much head, medium carbonation. Aroma of tart apple and straw. Smells like an orchard! Tast is beautiful, full bodied, balanced: tart apple with the slightest bit of honey. Really a fantastic cider.
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.