craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle thanks to GT2! Just starting to get into real cider, and man am I glad I’ve entered this realm. Nose holds a delightfully complex earthy and dry presence that mixes with complex apple skins, pear juice, and even a touch of unripe plums or the like. The flavor brings more of that wonderful dry earth tone that reminds me of an old-school saison, then melds into the fruity apple flavors, and finishes with a hint of mushroom and herbs that are certainly welcomed. Medium effervescence, still fairly sweet but with touches of dryness on the finish. Excellent.
lachrymalisis (440) - Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
slight funky rubber aromas and flavors the more age it gets. sweet, dry, hint of sour. really pleasant but a bit rubbery, again. the Organic definitely had more funky earth than the conventional.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on cask at The Birch in Norfolk, VA on 7/15/11. Pours a clear pale yellow color. No head when it got to be, but the cask is out of view so I didn’t see it poured. Aroma of tart dry apples with a sweet finish. The taste is tart dry apples, pears and a mildly earthy note. Medium bodied. Sticky texture.
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/7/10. 2008 bottle thanks to mlunger12! Sour yeasty aroma with a sweet almost brown sugar and apples flavor. Nice!
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 bottle, 2008 vintage, sweet aroma, apples, a bit of tartness, very tart, like really, really good Apple juice, I like the tart taste to it. Nice stuff.
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 Tasted from a 375 mL bottle purchased in Boulder, Colorado. Pours a light hazy yellow-white appearance with a bubbly, sizable head. Aroma is strong, even away from the glass. Alcohol, apple and overall cider smell in the aroma. Light, sour, apple flavor that is more complex than the typical cheap American cider. Finish is not surprisingly dry. Interesting.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a clear golden color with a good amount of head. Sweet cider flavor with a quick finish.
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2010 375ml bottle: Vintage 2007. Poured a hazy gold with a cola like head (that was gone fast). Aroma: mild sour apple, lemon/citrus zest, spice, sweet, very funky (like a sweet gueuze). Taste: ripe apples and honey sweetness over a mild barnyard funk. Good body. Just enough carbonation. Overall: very good. The taste is very nice... but I was expecting a little more due to the aroma - aroma is more complex than the taste, but it does taste good. This is the first bottled Cider I have tried (and the first French as well), I wasn’t expecting it to be this good.
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml from Market street wine shop. Hazy pour. Aroma apple with slight yeast and funk. Sweet and a little thin, though complex with sweet and tart apples and a little funk. Complex but not as refreshing as I’d hoped.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle of the 2009. Deep golden color. Light funky cheese and leather shot trough with pure rich apple aroma. Flavor is comparable; good acidity light tannins and a pure apple sweetness.