KyotoLefty (8480) - Kyoto, - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl Bottle. Deep gold, effervescent, almost a bit cloudy. Crisp apple nose, light dust, rather dry and light acid, green apples, some tannins. Nice. Ripe apple sweetness is balanced with light acidy, some citrus, some tannins, some light funk. Dry, to sweet and fruity mid, to dry finish. Effervescent like champagne. Excellent stuff.
Travlr (18650) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Crystal clear bright golden color, persistent white edge head. Light fruit aroma with apple skins. Taste is earthy apple, edge of leather, dry dusty finish. Delicious.
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Vintage 2012. Pours clear golden with no real head. Aroma has fresh green apple, light sulphur. Highish carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good fresh apple, light tart, sweet pear notes. Good lingering dryness.
Rasmus40 (15197) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Prima Beer. Vintage 2011. Clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma is tart apples and barnyard. Flavor medium sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. Carbonation is a bit high. Tasty stuff. 010715
Skinnyviking (8200) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Champagne bottle at YNWA Beershop. Low fluffy white quickly disappearing head. Clear dark yellow golden body. Dry and dusty apple aroma. Flavor of red sweet apples with a hint of leather. High carbonation. Long dry finish. Careful when you open the bottle. You’ll get a long range shot of the cork.
daniele (7203) - ITALY - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dorato un po di schiuma ma poco persistente gasatura iniziale importate mela acidita contenuta secco
ClubGonzo (4998) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The cap goes off like a glock: BOOM! No gusher though, so the drama was quick. :-) Slightly hazy light orange body, tiny white head. Lively carbonation in the body, regardless (most ciders don’t seem to generate head retention to any considerable degree...). Aroma is apple cores, wood, hints of blue cheese and dew. A bit strange, but good. Taste is mature apples, yellow apple peel, wood and yeast tones. Aftertaste reminds me of walnuts. A bit peculiar perhaps, but quite nice. The palate kinda ruins the ball, though: parching and watery at the same time, which I really don’t like. Suspecting an old bottle here (2007, with a 3 year best-before-date so that could be correct...). Still pretty OK.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,75L corked (2007 Vintage) champagne bottle. Sounds like a gunshop when opening. Tall fluffy fully diminshing white head. Noisy and vigorous carbonation. Body is clear straw to yellow. Nice smell of apple jam, or ripe red apples with a little sulphur touch. Delicious mouthfeel; Vivid and sparkling, yet soft on the palate. Gently sweet apple flavor. Rounded and genuine, with a refreshing acidity. Properly light-bodied. Soft sparkling ending. Very good, indeed.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours bright golden; champagne-like. Very musty apple aroma. Clear, prickly apple flavour. Quality cider.
hawthorne00 (3168) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, as Normandy Cider. Hazy gold with a white mousse that doesn’t quite disappear because of very high carbonation. Aroma of tart apples, stewed apples, leather. Softer and sweeter in mouth than suggested by the aroma - more stewed apples, light tartness, still sweet finish with only hints of acid. Good stuff.