Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask takeout from Middle Farm, Sussex, Nov 09. Loads of hydrogen sulphide on the nose! Once it has settled, it’s nicely nutty.
yngwie (13113) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, at Cardinal. A clear, golden cider with a diminishing white head. Some alcohol in the aroma, but mostly apple cores. Apples, apple cores and some orchard in the flavor, tart and astringent. Dry finish. Medium to full body. A quite nice cider with a pleasant warmth. Smooth in a way, and quite easy to drink. 090728
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle @ Cardinal pub.Pours golden with no head.Aroma is sweet apple with some honey notes.Some spicy brettish funk.
Sweet apple flavor ,nicely balanced with the sourness.Nice cider.
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Clear golden with a small and diminishing white head. Refreshing aroma of sour apple. Flavor is rather mild balanced between sweet/sour apple, but no doubt a true cider. The apple flavor is dominating and it is easy drinkable, but a prefer a bit more edge similar to Golden Valley from same producer. Could be the apples or maybe the oak? Anyway a nice, plain and real cider.
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tanners, Hereford. Amber in colour with slight carbonation. Aroma of dry apples, vinegar and a touch of green herbs. Flavour began sweet, with juicy apple fruit, followed by a fresh blast of the English countryside/market gardens - ransoms, spring onions, herbs. Finish inclined towards sweetness, but overall a cider full of character.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask... Murky amber cider with no head. Subtle aromas of apple, leather and distant smoke. Full-bodied and coarse with only a rumor of carbonation. Very sweet; red and yellow apple blend. Lengthy, lightly sweet finish that dries out entirely.
Fin (7254) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Polycask at Banbury Beer Festival, Oxon, 08-05-09 Pours gold some haze, really juicy and more of a medium sweet than medium. Wonderfully full on sweet appley goodness, very tasty and I can see why this was voted UK champion cider at Reading last weekend as it will appeal to many. A7 A3 F7 P4 Ov 3.5
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flavors are musty, tart and vinegary. I’m not a big fan of this one. Dry finish.
dchmela (2602) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Redlight. Dark apple copper pour. Aroma is apple sour cherry. Taste is tart apple, hints of cherry and musty. Very easy drinking cider, this has a bit more body than the other Gwatkins I have tried.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ redlight redlight. Pours copper, darkest of the three. No head. Apple skins, a touch boozy on the nose. Quite dry, mellow apples, a little boozy in flavor too, hints of brandy. A bit tannic in the finish, very dry.