JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma sweet and appley after pouring a rich golden color. Very sparkly, with lots of effervescent bubbles and a clean white head. Taste is a whole different story. Although the apple flavor is there, a little dry, but there, it then blossoms into a melting plastic type taste that is not pleasant at all. Maybe a bad bottle?
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.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2004 Bottle @ the weekly RB Poker Gathering
Golden plate color, no retentiveness in the head, but very fizzy and carbonated (like champagne). The nose is funky with some bretty and dry dusty hay mixed with apples. The flavor is a touch sweeter with a bit more crisp tart apple taste. The fail is funky and barny. Nice.
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.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Hazy, pale golden with a white head. Very tart, almost vinegary in the nose. The body is medium with sweet apple flavours. Again this odd composition of a tart aroma and a sweet flavour. But nice indeed. 151206
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004 bottle. Ive had this one for about two years. Pours a golden orange, no signs of much head. Carbonation pretty much gone. The nose is still sharp, quite citric, with some acidic sourness. Definitely a 3 year old bottle as the taste had extremely mellowed out . A lot of orange peel and fruits, but no semblances of carbonation kind of killed it somewhat. Aftertaste was kid of funked out as well. This one was probably better a year earlier.
ManvsCity (183) - Redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 vintage 750 ML from Malt & Vine. 5.5% ABV. Peaty farm aroma. Bubbles all the way through to the bottom of the glass. Light honey color. Fresh, tart taste of Granny Smith apples, lemon zest, and pecan. A somewhat sweet finish that stays in your cheeks.
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 2009 ed. Pour is bright yellow, decent head which quick dissipates and a few floaties. Aroma is apple juice, earth, spicy/funky yeast. Taste is quite acidic, apple skins, apple juice, yeasty funk. Pretty easy drinking cider but I’d rather have a beer.
altonbrownd (4598) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Villain & Saint. Nice golden body with no head at all. Nose is sweet with apples and a bit funky. Taste is apples for sure, quite alcy, with sweet and some spicier notes in the finish.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2003 bottle. Very fizzy stuff, pours with a big bubbly white head that quick dissapears. Hazy orange body. Fantastic aroma - concentrated green apple sweetness tempered by a dry corn silage acidic bite. The flavor has a good underlying apple flesh sweetness and apple skin tartness but also has a distracting tin foil bite. It’s not overpowering it just keeps you from really settling in with the drink. Good mouthfeel.