Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Red, Wine, and Brew somewhere up near Eastlake, OH.
I think I also tried one of these at a tasting courtesy of Darren, but not sure if it was the same one or not.
This is the best cider I’ve had to date. Pours with a lively champagne-like carbonation that instantly creates a large white head. Aroma is dry with notes of sour apple and yeast. Flavor is a nice combination of sour and sweet apples. Finishes dry. Super easy to drink.
gegwilson (1199) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle direct from the cidery. Pours golden with a thin white head. Quite well sparkling giving a full mouthfeel. Sweet apple flavour with sherbet and a mild herbal note. Crisp and fresh.
hackobock (1391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 29, 2014. Bottle, 2012 vintage.
Gusher, leaving 3/4 left in the bottle.
Pours clear golden with a quickly dissipating frothy white head, Aroma is tart apples, oak, vanilla, barnyard. Taste is light sweet fruity, medium tart apples with a barnyard finish. Medium dry bodied, fizzy carbonation.
crossovert (7443) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Green Lady. REally phenominal normandie cidre, some dustiness, tannic skins, some decent acidity, oxidized but crisp and tart.
Skinnyviking (7069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Champagne bottle at YNWA Beershop. No head. Clear yellow golden body. Mild dusty aplle plastic aroma. High carbonated fresh apples with notes of lemon and lime. A bit agressive and acidic. Long finish.
wdowney (4) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I expected more from this. In a lot of ways it was like a champagne - really fizzy and somewhat dry, but there was a bit of sweetness to it. I kept trying to place one of the main flavors and the closest I could come up with was a champagne like flavor.
hazy, cloudy, sparkling, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, fizzy, golden,
Habanero (2633) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours clear and yellow with a tiny white head. Aroma of apples, funk and wood. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry andtart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and average carb. A.very nice and crisp Cider.
Bebum (308) - - 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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davey101 (693) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012, 375 ml into a tulip. Crystal clear light amber with tons of rising carbonation. Nose is blue cheese. Musky, funky, and a little smoked meats. Light apples but the nose rivals some lambic in the level of musk. Taste is musk, hay, and and some meat. Savory transforms to sweet aged apples with a lingering oaky/oxidation earthiness. Dry and bubbly. Takes a bit to get used to the musk but once you do it’s actually quite good and very unique.
574deadzone (1047) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opens with a gigantic pop. Pours a hazy straw gold with a big bubbled white head champagne-like cap that settles quickly to nothing, leaving an actively carbed body behind. Nose involves tart apple skin, a distinctive farm quality with deep complexity, maybe a hint of rubber, quite a challenging nose. Somewhat sweet, quite tart. Light, very active, refreshing yet soft, with a lengthy farmy yeast and bone-dry finish. Excellent cider, so much to take in, very enjoyable.
b3shine (5493) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a Oslo transparent lighter gold with ample off-white head that dissipates entirely fairly quickly. Smells of tart apples. A bit of sweetness, but not to the point that I’d call it a sweet cider. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Could definitely be dryer. A decent cider, but forgettable.