Pasijussi (8) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Could have sworn this was oaked but checked their website and they do not mature in oak. Rivals Aspall Dry but does not surpass. Strong taste of real apples and not artificial slush like most so called ciders. No added sugar after fermentation according to them and no reason to doubt that. This is very fine cider indeed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
minutemat (3609) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle drunk with a cider crepe. Textbook dry cider, full of sharpened taste and bursting with juicy apple flavour. Without a doubt one of my favourite cider producers.
ComradeK (1084) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours a deep gold, fairly dark for a cider. Well-carbonated, and thus has a pleasant, sparkling mouthfeel. Crisp, fruity and very refreshing, with a neat, dry finish. Rather a good cider.
scotty (1128) - 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.
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!
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle. Apricot color, quite clear. Smells like a pile of apples that has been in the sun for a few hours. The aroma made me expect to see bees buzzing around the bottle. Taste is crisp and refreshing. The palate was quite nice. I think the yeast gives it some extra depth, although I don’t know how to explain that statement.
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.
ALLOVATE (2816) - 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?)
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sharp pear/apple aroma. Light golden color with a short lived bright head. Tart /zingy apple apple apple taste.
CanIHave4Beers (3876) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a clear golden color with a champagne like big rise and fall head. There are lots of tiny bubbles rising in the glass with an occasional big couple of bubbles.
The aroma is certainly "appley" but has quite a bit of wet limestone basement character along with some mineral water.
The flavor is indeed basically dry. It’s got a good big of apple rind and bitter apple flesh. There is maybe just a touch of honey in there. It’s got a light minerallity a characteristic that is far more defined in the aroma than the flavor of this cider.