yespr (29437) - 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.
anders37 (15300) - 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.
bu11zeye (11760) - 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.
Leighton (9649) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Cletus. Pours with a clear pale yellow body with a fizzy white head that vanishes. Aroma of tart apple, oak, honey, and dried up syrup. Taste is sweet and sour, with light vanilla. Artificial and similar to Wood Chuck, but quite a bit better. Medium to light force carbonation. Lingering stickiness. I appreciate the chance to try this new cider, but I am not a fan of the artificial flavors.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a nice clean golden yellow with a medium sized creamy white head while pouring that subsides almost immediately. Really nice creamy apple, almost some of the soft candied apple aromas that show up in ice ciders. Medium bodied, really smooth and velvety but with some nice carbonation. Sweet ripe apple, nice big tart apple notes. Really tasty, with a long lingering tartness. Very pleasantly surprised, and glad I got a six of this.
Theydon_Bois (6550) - 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.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at the Furnace Brook Winery. Pours yellow and fizzy. Smells of tarte dry apples, touches of sourness. Tastes tarte and semi sweet with a nice appley finish. This cider is available in 6 packs at the winery for $9.99 and is a steal, IMO!
blutt59 (5999) - 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
Glouglouburp (5929) - 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.