DSG (5812) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 Re-rate 6/7/10: Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Vintage 2007. 7.5%. Tasted about a week or two after the bottle was opened. According to other raters it tasted pretty much the same as on the day it was opened. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5
Bottle. Vintage 2006. 7%. Clear golden-brown color. Aroma of apples, some apple liqueur, some candies and notes of other fruits. Very sweet, a bit vinous, sugary flavor full of ripe apples, caramel and a bit of alcohol. Thick, viscous, mouthfeel which is slightly sticky. Feels more than 7%. A bit too sweet for me, but still a nice sipper. 6/4/7/4/13=3.4
Kinz (3292) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to maniac for this one at the Richmond Gathering. Clear amber with great legs, liquor appearance. Huge apple aroma, just a concentrated shot of it that was wonderful. Flavor was much more complex, with raisins, apple, tawny port and caramel coming through. I really enjoyed this one, for me it was one of the highlights of the evening.
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 7%. Sweet apple aroma, also reminds me of liquorice powder... tyrkisk peber. Hazy amber colour. Brown powder sugar flavour. Quite sweet flavour, and not very appley. Good in small doses.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Once Upon A Vine - South on 03/14/2009. Vintage 2007. My final style left on ratebeer. Very clear caramel body with no head and some light legs. Huge apple aroma, very much like apple juice with some faint caramel and vanilla. Big apple flavor with some Very sweet vanilla and faint caramel flavor. Full body with no carbonation and a very smooth silky finish.
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 bottle from Maniac. Great apple aroma with a smooth sweet candied apple flavor.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow/gold. Smells of fresh apple pie and spicy. Tastes sweet and dry with some underlying funkiness and a touch of honey on the finish.
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with no head. Caramel and apple and light sulhporish aroma. Sweet apple distinct flavoured with a solid caramelish base note. Citric and apple fruity flavoured with a distinct citric and applefruity touch lasyting into the finish. Ends mild bitter. Stunning!!
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 Big thanks to maniac for sharing this last needed style. Huge thick aroma, with a nice apple basis. Ruby body with minimal head if any. Thick body with a hint of honey and apple. Almost like a nice apple pie drink. Sweet ending with a hint of cinnamon.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 bottle shared by maniac. Thanks! Pours a dark yellowish copper color. Very dark, heavy apple aroma. Earthy, herbal quality. Tart apple aroma with dark caramel notes. Thick bodied.
TheBeerGod (5251) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 2007 Vintage. ABV is listed on the label as 6.9%. Rusty amber pour. Very dark colored. No head at all. Not a single bubble. Aroma is strong apple and very sweet. There is almost a liqueur type aroma with this. Nothing much else in the nose except for apple. Taste is very concentrated apple, sweet apple juice, light spices, soft alcohol and some tartness. Body is almost syrupy with no carbonation and sugary stickiness throughout. Ends with more sugary apples, some green apple tartness, apple juice, light spice and soft alcohol. My first ice cider was a tasty one but I do not think it was worth the $25 I spent on it.