Mora2000 (5141) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light yellow color. Strong flavor of apples with some light funk mixed in.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours a golden color with a fizzy white head. Has a fruity fresh apple aroma. Fruity dry tart apple flavor. Has a fruity dry tart apple finish.
Theydon_Bois (5299) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso tasting, thanks Chris, 18/11/12.
Lightly hazed pale blonde with no head, spritzy carbonation visible.
Nose is apples, sugar, light wood, sweet tones.
Taste follows, ripe orchard apples, sweet sugars.
Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation leading to a sweet dry finish.
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso Tasting, London - thanks to Chris. Pours clear yellow with a vague, white film. Sugary apple nose. Big sweet flavor with stewed apples and ripe apples. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, fairly sugary with light spice and more stewed apples. Nice cider, if on the sweet side.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with no head. Aroma is citric apple fruity. Sweet, fruity and mild citric, mainly sweet though. Sweet and crisp apples finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear lightly tinged yellow body. Aroma of apple and minerals. Flavor of minerals, oak, apple, and light vanilla.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, clear silver yellow pour with some sour salty apple, not a lot of depth but ok, plain finish
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear as water, almost no bubbles. Nose is funky, apple, mango, light oak. Taste of sweet sugary apples, light oak, very sweet longer, force carbonation.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear mod carbonation with no head-. Aroma is apple, but green almost astringent and acetaldehyde coming through- solvent and prickly, some sweet apple must, oak, vanilla and earthy leather tones come through as well. Flavor is more acet, green apple, leather, moderate sweetness, a touch too sweet in the middle, moderate acid levels, light vanilla, some oak, phenol, slight apple pie spice, sharp and abrasive acid in the end- seems fake and overly sweet at times- strange.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: An apple strudel made with Granny Smith apples
How: Bottle 12oz. Has been in my cellar for a while. One year old? Sent to me as a bonus by someone? Thanks… someone.
The look: Clear dark yellow with no head to speak of
In long: Nose of apple strudel. Taste of apple strudel with bubbles. There’s a crispy sweetness in there that really reminds me of bakery crust and the apple taste is really like baked Granny Smith apples. That’s not the type of apples they mention in the description but this is what it tasted like to me. None of the annoying acidity that I get from many cheap bottled carbonated ciders. A little sweeter than the competition. Appropriate medium carbonation. I love ice-ciders and I usually don’t care for any of those cheap carbonated low abv ciders sold in 12oz bottles. Did I enjoy this one? I am unambiguously and firmly indecisive.