wheresthepath (1532) - 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 (1848) - 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.
TimE (3143) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perfectly flat, lifeless carbonation. Great fruity character backed underneath by oak, raisins stewed apples. Smooth. Very quaffable for the strength. Oak works very well with this cider.
SarkyNorthener (1862) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@the bellweather, wednesbury. Amber cider, still. Aroma of dry appleskins. Taste is medium, a little tart Apple, some mild spice and soft Apple pulp. A very good cider.
mr_h (2816) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a box in the fridge by gravity at Prestwick Pioneer - clear copper coloured, no head, strong sweet apple aroma, very sweet apple flavour, medium body, very refreshing and easy to drink
Rune (7992) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Half, 7.3% abv, cask at Vernon Arms. Copper coloured body, headless, no lacing. Aroma of apples. Sweet, half dry, taste of apples offset by momentary tartness to the aftertaste. Medium bodied. Cider is not a favourite of mine, but alright to drink now and then. This one was ok, a tad too sweet though (Liverpool 08.04.2013)
back (1315) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black dragon cider
Lys kobber klar
Æble vinøs alc
Bitter moderat sød lift
Vandrede flad @jdw
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at The Punch Bowl in York. Pours burnished copper with a white smear. Aroma of old appleskin. Near med body. Flavor is almost oaky appleskin. It’s astringent, but not really dry. Almost or mayhap even actually bitter. Very tasty. Too drinkable.
Finn (4141) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hamilton Hall, Liverpool Street 5 Nov 12. JDW festivalcider. Gyldenbrun. Ikke skum. God plomme/eplearoma. Smaken passe tørr og ikke for søt. En bra cider. Omsider.
DruncanVeasey (7142) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Pint out the chiller, Earl of Mercia, Coventry, 07/10/12. Headless gold. Slightly lambic, lime and crab aroma. Drying, mildly spontaneous, mid-sweet, almost flat with apple bubblegum and clovey hints. Ordered it thinking it was a Welsh stout, hence it’s become the only cider I’ve ever rated. On this showing it might not be the last.