jfb (5401) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) clear golden colour with no head. aroma of apple sauce, custard and caramel, with heavy notes of brown sugar and mud. flavour is mostly black olives and caramel, with some notes of apple vinegar, yeast and roasted beef in the slightly chalky finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
danlo (2398) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Golden colour, white foam head that quickly dissipates away and aroma of apple, apple skin, oak, hint of sulphur. Taste is sweet, apple, fruity & tangy, with some apple skin and drying tannins. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel, medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry tannic finish with residual sweetness. Quite OK.
VamboladeTolly (1405) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours darker golden almost no head. Aroma is sourish, apples, vinegar. Taste si sour with some sweetness, nice apple taste. Medium body. Really good one. Not too dry, not too sweet, not too sour, I like it.
markextrae (3554) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home, golden pour with a small white ring. notes of sweet apples, wood, honey, green apples, juicy, dry, sparkling and refreshing
deanso (8464) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from ABCBeers shared with a brewing buddy.
Thin white head, low carbonation. Clear golden pour. Sweet.
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Kelm, Tallinn)
Bright orange, clear. Lovely cider aroma, of apples and woody notes. Almost a dry taste, plenty of sharp spiky esters and more - not so sweet. Later some almost yeasty hints, just as I expect from a dry cider. However, it’s not lacking sugars there’s a lovely toffee sweetness in the body and in the late finish too, where it’s accompanied by pure fresh apples. Love the weird dry aspects, sends a shiver down my spine on at least half of my swallows, and that I like.
Marduk (6014) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden color. Tiny white head as a ring. Leather, sour, bit of yeast and apple jam in aroma. Sweet, fresh green apples, juicy, bit woody taste. Nice dry, but still juicy, woody aftertaste.
Martin243 (1003) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from Tesco. Clear amber. Very appley, not too sweet, lighter palate than I expected. I feared it would be cloying, but it was actually refreshing
minutemat (4039) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle sipped next to Ludlow Castle. Although reflective of Henney’s usual well-blended quality, this is a little tame for me. A pleasant drink, but lacking in the way tanin.
ALLOVATE (2861) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright, light amber with little evident carbonation. Strong, tangy ripe red apple nose with a lot of core and pip. Rounded and full, good body with a very light spritz. Sweet but controlled, good length of ripe tangy apple. Light woody pip and core, but otherwise clean as a whistle. Very refreshing, Really lifts the palate without being cloying. A simple cider, odd as I’m never quite fond of the sweet ones. (50cL, BBE 12/12, Thirsty Camel, Butler)