sound67 (702) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 500ml. *** Colour: Deep golden yellow, clear, no head.
Nose: Lots of ripe apples, some vinegar. Hints of oak. ***
Mouthfeel: Lighto to medium body. No carbonation whatsoever. ***
Taste: Less sweet than the aroma suggested: Apple peel, some vanilla, some oak. Same in the middle, with the wood notes getting strongher slowly but steadily. Finish is still apple peel, oak. Aftertaste dry, of musty apples and a hint of vanilla. ***
Impressions: Fruity and smooth cider that, frankly, would be even better with a modicum of carbonation. As is, it feels more like medium-sweet apple juice with oak and alcohol.
digitalviking (94) - - MAR 19, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2014 vintage. Quite bitter, kind of a woody taste but not a particularly desirable wood. Slight carbonation despite being a still cider.
The_Osprey (6630) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle as ’Henney’s Vintage Still Cider 2014’, 6.5%, no BB stated. Clear orange, still, small bubbly white head doesn’t endure. Aroma is sweet apple, some strawberry, candy floss. Body is rounded, tingly carbonation, tooth coating sugars. Taste is simple apple, sugar, tangy, semisweet, light acidity.
VastActiv (5736) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with very small bubbly white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, apples, sweetness and dryness. Juicy.
Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Thompson, Niilstrong and Bobson. Clear golden color like apple juice. Smell and taste apples, apple peel. Moderately dry finish. A bit boring, but drinkable.
Bobson (82) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled thanks to bottle from Benzai. Taste is okay but a bit sour. The taste is a bit better than that. Not really bad or good.
Thompson (644) - - SEP 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ and shared by benzai... small head rapidly gone.. clear golden colour... smell fermenting apples.. taste apples some yeasting...
Niilstrong (23) - Best, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bedankt Benzai voor deze nieuwe ervaring. Smaakt meer naar een goedkope witte wijn dan naar een goed biertje. Appelsap met alcohol, wel droge nasmaak.
jeremyh70 (1068) - Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Vintage. Pours a crystal clear golden orange color with no head or lacing. Completely still as it should be. Aroma of fruit light oak as well as light alcohol. Taste has sweet overripe apples and fruit, oak, tannins that dry it out and some dough. Also has a champagne like quality without the high carbonation. Mouthfeel is somewhat slick with a medium body and low carbonation. Very drinkable and I enjoyed that it was mostly dry with mild fruit sweetness.
thorongil2 (2442) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear, bright, deep yellow orange colour with no head; aroma of champagne, apples; clean, balanced flavour; very nice