Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pretty solid ’apples in a barn’ aromas coming form this. I really liked it. Lots of funky straw, some heady estery stuff, and a lovely autumnal apple background that smelt like crisp weak sunshine. Yummm. In the mouth there were initially some slightly harsh mineral notes. These dissipated after a couple of minutes though. After that I was left with very gentle, cooling apple flavours, some volotile alcohols, and a pleasant sourness. Very pleasant.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the barrel at GBBF, August 2005. Curiously, while the Hecks perry was very traditional and uncompromising compared to other perries, the cider was decidedly on the sweet side, soft and easy drinking. Not one of Hecks’ more distictive offerings. More confusion about the name as the programme listed two single varietals - Balls Seedling and Loyal Drain, but neither those was in evidence and this was just marked "Medium" so best put it here.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 Good, but a little pale, it was 6.5%, but anyway. It was sweet but a little alcoholic. BUt not tiring at all.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dry, almost chalky apple aroma. Still, opaque yellow golden body. Very tannic and fruity flavour. Dry medium body is chalky in the mouth. Barrel sampled at GBBF 2005.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned - Gravity from the barrel- Malt Shovel Northampton. A urine coloured quite clear cider with a fizzy apple aroma. A clean quite sweet cider which is easy to drink and quite tasty.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity@GBBF04’. Slighlty sour, but on the sweet side, appleskins , a bit woody, smelly as usual.