Prufrockstar (1368) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, 2011 vintage. My first cider rating. Pale light golden color, white head that blooms then dissipates instantly. Crisp, delicate flavor. Apple cider, light and floral. Dry compared to most ciders I've had in the past. Soft carbonation. Light body, seems to dance in my mouth. Very nice.
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DrSilverworm (8001) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from a 2007 corked and caged bottle. Tastes basically like fermenty apple juice. Not bad, though, better than the typical macro ciders for sure. Sort of a heartier flavor, especially for the lighter ABV. Clear lighter yellow color, minimal white head. More sweet than tart flavor. Baked apple. Crisp, lighter carbonation, dry texture. Overall, I was impressed, as far as ciders go. Especially considering that this is a 5 year old bottle.
maneliquor (3393) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Great beverage for the serious cider drinker. Tart yet refreshing with a solid biscuit yeast backbone. Pair with some pancakes on a Sunday morning.
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after4ever (6527) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and baled. Pours a hazy medium amber with bright toffee edges. Surging white head. Torrential nucleation columns that make the surface roll with bubbles the whole time. Big funky barnyard nose. Sparkly light body with green apples and red apples showing and some light mineral quality along with a hint of funk. Great unusual cider.
daknole (10103) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well this was one helluva cider. Tar served this blind out of a brown paper bag. At first I thought it was the best faro I had ever tasted. Others tried to figure out what type of lambic/sour they were drinking that had such a wonderful funky/sweet/fruit flavor and aroma. I too was blown away by the delicate nature of this beverage. The apples and yeasty qualities are tremendous. Wow what a cider!
KyotoLefty (7192) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 2010 bottle shared by Tar at Wood Shop. Golden orange with a very nice, very funky nose with ripe apples and dust. Bretty, yeasty with funk and dust on top of sweet tasting apples, like a granny smith. Best cider I’ve had to date. Wonderful.
Ughsmash (7283) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, 2010 vintage. Poured cloudy medium golden with a quickly-fizzling white head. The aroma picked up tangy Calvados and oak, with a little age evident.. dank, earthy undertones. The flavor found tangy apple skins and prickly carbonation throughout.. meatier apple and oak on the middle.. grainy, tart finish. Medium-bodied and very fizzy on the palate.. OK feel and flow.. solid, but not spectacular.
hawthorne00 (2706) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 bottle (Local Bottlestore). Gold - clear first glass, bottom of the bottle is getting towards opaque. Large mousse dissipates quickly leaving small islands of bubbles. Aroma is woody - like a freshly sawn apple tree - and earthy with sweet apples underneath, some tropical fruit too. Taste is slightly sweet at first with some honey as well as fruit, then tart apples and wood. Only dryish at the end. Lightish body with lots of carbonation that spoils the show for a while. But once it settles down, this is very good.
weihenweizen (2032) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated corked and capped 5.5% abv 2010 green bottle poured into a white wine glass. Pours hazy golden with no head. Warning gusher! No lacing, medium body, extreme carbonation (after removing the cap the cork started to slide out), and funky yeast aroma. Taste is complex slightly tart apple, some funky yeast, hint of chemical, and some oak. Great cider.
TheBeerGod (5466) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Vintage 2010. Label shows Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie Etienne Dupont Bio and 4.5% ABV. Apple juice in color with a strong, effervescent white head. It’s faded in no time. Aroma is NOT apple juice. In fact, it’s fermented apple, funky yeast notes, sour fruit and earthy notes. Some damp woody notes as well. I could also swear I smell bleu cheese. Taste is sweet apples, more funky yeast, earthy notes, light wood and hints of funky cheese. Body is light with a strong, fizzy carbonation. Soft stickiness as well. Ends with more funky yeast, apple, hints of tart fruit, wet wood, damp earth and faint cheese notes. I really like this!