McTapps (6329) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a clear deep golden colour with medium body. Aroma of ripe apples and caramel. Taste of ripe apples, caramel, honey, ripe green apples and flowers. Dry finish. Refreshing and easy to drink - not a bad one.
MichaelAwesome (6290) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tesco, Eastbourne shared with McTapps. it offers a fine nose of apples, vanilla and sweets. Taste contains some flowers, more than ripe apples and some lemons. Sweetish start transforming into a really crispy and dry end. Enjoyed that one a lot due to its eomplexity and hidden sweetness.
deanso (7942) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from ABCbeers.
Thin white head. Clear pale golden pour. Very drinkable. Nice and dry.
kermis (9071) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the get Dean to 5000 tasting, thanks to Deanso. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of sweet red apples, tart apples, light woody notes and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
FatPhil (12736) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 500ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Nice pale orange, quite spritzy carbonation. Lovely dry cider aroma, has some hints of juicy fruitiness, but there’s a sharp acidic spike that’s really clear - some almost acetone-like hints, and old wooden school desks. Spritzy in the mouth, a little watery, but refreshing. More dry apple, bitter skins, again back to the school desks. Finish leaves apple skin dryness and bite. Very nice filtered cider, so full of real apple, but dryness very nice too. (I’d say it was heading towards medium dry rather than dry.)
Rerate: Gave it a couple of extra points, really enjoyed it. Perfect balance between sweet, fruity, sharp, and dry. More please!
shoestring (344) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Basically, its apple juice with a light booze kick. - kind of sums it up. slight fizz. not great, not awful -forgetful but I owuld have again just to rerate in future
Marduk (5344) - 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 to almost no head. Dry, apples, yeasty, faint leather aroma. Dry, watery, ice, apples in taste. Quite unusual palate. In a weird way I like it.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear light amber.
Aroma: Apple, caramel/toffee note, floral, honeyed and vinous note.
Taste: Low sweetness and medium/high tartness.
Palate/ Thick grainy, coarse texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, apple, vinous, toffee finish.
Comments: Very tasty.
SarkyNorthener (3797) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Morrisons. Golden amber cider, lightly sparkling. Aroma of ripe apples. Taste is pressed apples, some tartness and a little dry with a touch of wood. Decent.
apickles (413) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with G on cider blind taste test night. Quite a traditional cider nose. Golden colour and slightly sparkling. Quite a dry taste and leaves a slightly dry mouth, but overall enjoyable.