Alphadelic (1922) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Waitrose, same bottle as left but it also reads ’Henneys’:
Nice, fresh apple nose with hints of tartness. Very smooth in the mouth, lots of sweetness and light toffee flavours.
DeanF (1808) - Nunavut, CANADA - JUL 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got these straight from the source in northern England. Nice mix of apple flavours, decent colour. Some bitterness on the finish. Could be "drier", still seemed a little too sweet, but overall very good.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours golden color with some carbonation. The aroma is apple and some barnyard. The flavor is tart apple and some sour notes - not bad. The palate is lively and cleansing. Overall, rather nice.
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pale gold with no head but plenty of effervescence. Pleasing fresh apple aroma with a hint of woodiness. Flavour was sweetish to begin with plenty of fruit and a short, tart finish. Ok.
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle from ASDA] Aroma is light and appley, some musky aromas, slightly acidic. Lightly carbonated, almost still. Dry finish, tart, refreshing. nice.
DavidYoung (15) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle from ASDA] Fruity, appley, cidic. still palate, dry, slightly sour finish. Damned fine cider!
RichardGretton (4418) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden cider with an active body. The aroma is quite light and slightly vinegary, and the flavour is quite acidic and quite dry. Overall a disappointing cider.
ALLOVATE (2617) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Last drink I tried the night before flying out of Inverness, to London, then onto Brussels. Must say it was nice cider with some good leftfield qualities. Poured into a pint glass, cool but not cold. Lemony yellow in body, clear, with very intermittent and fine carbonation. Softly wafting salty pear nose with a good lick of fresh apples and moist cheese. Dry, very soft on the tongue and creamy come the mid-palate and beyond. Touch of cheese, wood and wheat-like notes precede a firm presence of dry, spicy apples that are well rounded and take hold of the palate. Dries the mouth and throat out with more spicy fruit in the swallow. Not harsh, pleasantly balanced and well crafted, I would have been happy to down more of these on the night but suffered from only buying a single bottle. Very nice. (50cL, code L2025, some supermarket in Inverness?)
scotty (1088) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As the label says, this is "Superior Quality" Clean, bursting with fresh apples on the nose and also on the palate. Dry?...yes! but without the unpleasant, harsh tannins found in mass produced "dry" ciders (which bizarrely have sweeteners added to them!) This is surprisingly easy to drink and is so.o.o refreshing! Ends with a clean, fresh appley finish.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Nice enough, slighly sharp apple aroma, mildy astringent, soft wood to the end. Not unpleasent, just not ’real’ cider (i.e. stuff with bits in and barnyard smells). But a god intro cider to wean people away from Strongbore and the like.