padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JAN 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased and shared at Liars Club in Alpine. Very nice crisp smells and flavors of Apple Pie, Cinnamon, and sweetness. Very tasty.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear, light yellow with a fluffy, light head. Aroma is corky and apple. Flavor is excellent. Very corky and oaky with a delicate apple flavor. Light on the tongue with a pleasant carbonation. Rather dry. Very good!
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, 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.
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This corked and caged bottled brew marked 2005 with D518 on the cork from a bottle shop poured a very large sized head of frothy medium sized clear colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing to nothing and left behind a hazy body with floating yeast chunks in a typically carbonated transparent yet hazy yellow-white colored body.The carbonation lasted a very long time. The red apple aroma was very nice. The mouth feel was very tingly and bubbly at the start and at the finish with a bubbly aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of apple. A wonderful best in class brew. A wonderfully nice all-around cider.
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle at State Line, 2006 vintage. The pour was hazy golden in color, ample carbonation to display. The aroma was farhouse funky apples, musty cellar elements, some cinnamon too. The flavor was excellent, about as impressive as a straight cider could be. Funky musty apples with an earthy softness and woody presence. Mouthfeel was effervescent, finishes semi-dry. Thanks, Robert, good stuff, my go-to cider now (not that I ever "go-to" such things, but when I have the urge....)!
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served up in a Champagne flute at Leon’s Full Service in Decatur, Georgia.
Appearance: Lightly hazed, pale yellow body with a very thin, very fizzy layer of white bubbles. Constant effervescence.
Smell: Aromatic assortment of sweetish apple-based notes: apple cores, apple peelings, sliced apple wedges, apple juice. There’s also some background funkiness present.
Taste: Apples, baby! Providing some tartness, some fruitiness, some juicy sweetness, but there’s also some barnyard funkiness to it. So, it’s not just a farm-fresh apple, but a farm-fresh apple served up right on the farm. Finishes fairly dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Drinkability: Enjoyable! After so many cheap, inferior mass-produced ciders, this is a pleasant change of pace.
kchampagne (112) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a bottle from Redlight Redlight. The vintage was 2008. Light and cloudy appearance, with very fine bubbles. The mouth feel was equatable to that of a champagne with the very light and refreshing bubbles. Amazing taste. One of my favorite ciders. Cant wait to crack open my 2010 bottle.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Been wanting to try this forever and finally am. Pours super fizzy bright light gold. Nose of earthy apples, including seeds and dirty skins. A bit funky. Some pleasant Band-Aid. Taste adds sweetness and a light tart kick. Lively palate. Dry. Lovely.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a great cider. Pours with a fizzy, medium-sized white head. Aroma of apples fresh off the tree and a lightly tart barnyard funk. Moderately sweet natural apple flavor perfectly paired with a nice acidic tartness. Smooth, tasty and refreshing. Dry and slightly tart finish.
DeputyAndy (632) - 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.