jjsint (2260) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford. Light Copernicus, completely clear and still. Aroma of apples, icing sugar and pear drops. The initial blast of sweetness in the taste gives way to a tart apple-skin finish. A very good cider indeed, but is missing the complexity of some less commercial recipes.
Theydon_Bois (16640) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bladder bag/box at The Full House, Hemel, 04/06/14.
Pale golden blonde with moderate off white bubbles that clear to edgeing.
Nose is pear, spice, figs, custard.
Taste comprises pear drops, straw, apple jus, sugars.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet orchard linger in the close.
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at NERAX. Pours amber gold with a reasonable haze. Nice aroma, with apple core, light clovey spice and a light oakiness to it. Flavour is quite a clean sweet fruity apple taste. Slightly syrupy finish. Pretty enjoyable all round.
gegwilson (3130) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a box in the Thomas Sheraton, Stockton. Quite a dark coloured cider. A pretty mild taste to it. Like watered down apple juice. Hides the alcohol very well, so probably great if you’re looking to get drunk fast. I wasn’t, so I wasn’t impressed.
jookos (5373) - FINLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@angle. Copper red. Musty ripe apple zest, some cinnamon, vanilla. Medim full body. Zest&seeds, some tannins, but not much and quite well covered by sweetness. Has a bunch of sugars, slight syrupy finish. Quite alright, a bit murky, nothing spectacular. Some rubber in finish.
AshtonMcCobb (5152) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the White Lady.
Appearance - amber with no bubble to speak of and no head.
Nose - apple sauce but not overly mushed.
Taste - fresh apple with an apple juice tang.
Palate - medium bodied with a big tangy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - good cider in my favourite strong still style.
s_hartshorne (2598) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out of a box six chimneys wakeield. Aroma is slight apples. Taste is sweet apples and spice light tart finish. Medium body still carbonation. Very good traditional cider.
apickles (435) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the Penny Black, Northwich. Cloudy strong cider but relatively soft taste which is unexpected. A bit tart with a slightly foamy top. Slight after taste.
wheresthepath (2104) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Hope Tap, Reading. Light amber. Very sweet economy apple juice up front. Growing vanilla gives a nice smoothness. A little oakiness and a hint of nail varnish remover in the finish. Quite tasty, but a bit too sweet for me.
EdKing (2375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity at GBBF 2013. Clear amber, light small foam head, bubbly lacing and head stays. Nose is pungent apple tannin, earthy, aged apple skins, alcohol. Taste is sweetish apple, juicy, refreshing, apple juice, stoney, earthy. Deceptive because it’s quite strong. Not much dryness, but fruity.