gEUS (1671) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
side by side tasting of Cuvée Colette with the Triple. Both more refermented and drier than all other available ciders.
In general, the longer fermentation makes both the CC and Triple drier and less sweet than the "regular" versions. Nonetheless still outstanding. Cuvée Colette really has a champagne touch to it, very dry "zéro dosé" dry, soft dry sherry notes, pinot meunier alike. The triple plays on the bitterness and tannins (and "non-dégorgé"). Cuvée Colette: 3.9, Triple: 3.7
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden cider with aroma of tart complex apple, light Brett, light lactic notes, very nice. In mouth, a nice tart apples, dry and puckering, light Brett and grapeskin, very nice. Bottle at Cajun Café spring beer fest 2016.
lukka19 (368) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Salon piva. Golden yellow color. Aroma of green apples, wood, fruit, light caramel, some spices. Taste is complexed, higher carbonation, light caramel, taste of champagne, dry finish
NORSAND (62) - - MAR 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden yellow colour.
Nose: Lovely perfumed and vinous nose, rich and rather ’’deep’’ yellow and red apple notes.
Palate: Dry but with a sweet fruit note. Together with the maturity of the fruit this rounds the wine off and gives it an almost off-dry mouthfeel. Nice and rounded acidity balances the whole thing out. Quite rich mouthfeel. Rich mousse/carbonation.
Mature and drinking very well now but seems to have enough fruit and acidity to last and potentially develop for another 2-4 years.
slowrunner77 (8999) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet green apple aroma and flavor with a little funk throughout - really dug this one as well. Maybe even hints of woodiness, grass, and vanilla in there, and a touch more bitter than most ciders. Well done.
DYCSoccer17 (3583) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Aroma has a fairly significant mineral character present. Light apple character is present along with a bit of a dusty champagne-like yeast nose. Quite dry. Pale, transparent yellow body with a large, fizzy white head present. Quickly dissipates. Starts quite carbonated and spritzy. Becomes a bit metallic and full of minerals (sulfur) in the middle. Has a very dry, somewhat astringent flavoring towards the end. Apple flavor is very minimal. Just lots of basement and cobwebs in this.
danlo (2152) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, 2009. Yellow golden colour, short-lived white bubbly head and aroma of juicy apple with light oak & funk. Taste is sweetish, fruity apple, green apple, grapes, tart & dry, with notes of wood, oak, barnyard and light tannins. Crisp mouthfeel, light to medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, drying tangy lightly tannic finish. Very drinkable.
apickles (413) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light lemon in colour quite heavily sparkling in the glass, Pours like champagne - big fizz disappearing instantly. A little sweet with honey on the nose. Quite rich, honey and a nice fizz in the mouth. A touch sharp on the finish and overall quite dry.
gegwilson (2737) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the cidery. Pours clear straw colour with champagne like fizz. Sour apple aroma. The taste is quite sweet with sour apple and a touch of aniseed. High levels of carbonation giving a full mouthfeel. Very pleasant.
FatPhil (12736) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle (Stockholm, Riga)
Aroma quite restrained, just a slight appley hint, but more a woody wineyness. Pale and effervescent. Crisp on the tongue. Initially quite sharp, but as it warms a bit, some sweetness comes through. Nice lip-smacking sourness. Good crisp cidre to have with grilled meat. A champagne of ciders.