marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, poured into tulip glass. Vibrant gold, no head or lace. Aroma is quite mute - just general cider. Taste is another story - sweet, notes of wood, a little acid. Drying finish. Very tasty.
danlo (2153) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Golden amber colour, foam white head that diminishes and aroma of apple skin, woody oak. Sweetish fruity apple flavour well balanced with a dry tartish edge and oaky notes. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, clean dry finish. Very drinkable cider.
suurjuust (2589) - ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange, white fizzy head. Taste is barnyard, yeast, green apples, wood, tart hints. Very dry finish with apple peel, sulphur hints, tartness. Medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation.
thirstyrabbit (1661) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Quite deep golden body that even has a small head. Aroma has lots of baked apples and some soft notes of wood. Full and juicy body with plenty of sweet apples. Taste is more sweet than dry. Finish has medium woodiness and low tartness. A proper cider but I prefer the ones with some more funkiness and dryness.
Marduk (5345) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Deep amber color. Tiny white head. Apples, fruity aroma. Bit of horse sweat, juicy flavor. Dry mouthfeel. Quite drinkable.
VastActiv (4996) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.5l at Bar Molotow, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, apples, dryness and some sourness. Great cider.
Dedollewaitor (15250) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Rating # 12100. From Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. Pours cloudy golden with a bubbly head. Fresh red apples with a pleasant acidicity and a hint of wood and vanilla. Dry finish. Really tasty!
hawthorne00 (3281) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 9C. Gold with some lazing bubbles. Aroma of tart and mellow apples and their skins, wood. Sweetish with fresh apples, a little cooked, drying skins, light wood. Good balance - the sweetness is fleshy but the finish is dry and just a bit zingy. Good.
jfb (5256) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours a clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. slightly faint aroma of apple pie and custard, quite heavy on the vanilla, with fresh green apples, some very light medicinal bands, capers and oak. flavour is mostly the same, sweet apples balanced by an increasing medicinal funkiness, with even a hint of garlic toward the semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
ComradeK (1084) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear dark amber, much more like an ESB or amber ale in colour than a cider, with fine trailing bubbles. The aroma is quite weighty, with notes of wood smoke, worn leather, apple skin and dry earth, suggesting a pretty serious cider indeed. Its flavour does not disappoint. Initial tart apple and citrus notes give way to a warming smokiness, which in turn is replaced by a full-bodied apple skin and leather flavour. A long, lingering finish offers some sweeter apple fruit, balanced with smoked meat and bacon. A serious, complex, top-notch cider. Comparing this to the sort of sweet commercial cider available en masse at the moment would be akin to comparing Chateau Latour to wine from a box. This would have to be the finest English-style cider I have thus far sampled, on a par with, although very different to, top Normandy ciders.