Grzesiek79 (2730) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2011. Bardzo ciekawy i intrygujacy cydr rocznikowy troche starzony bo wypity po 2 latach. Ciemna barwa kwaskowaty posmak sfermentowanych jablek. Zapach takze intensywny, kolor jak sok jablkowy, rudawy. Cydr wogole nie syknal co swiadczy o braku musujacego dwutlenku wegla lub o jego ulotnieniu. Piana zadna ale to wszystko mnie zaintrygowalo bo smak mocnego cydru wyrazisty z lekka nuta alkoholu w koncowce.
Erzengel (833) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Sean (Seanyfo) for this bottle. The cider without carbonation starts tart, very dry, fruity. The mainpart is wood from the cask, fruit, not too sweet.
The aftertaste is long, lots of wood, dry apples. Very nice and intense!
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Sainsbury’s. Grape juice-like pour with a suggestion of halo. Sweet-sour stewed Bramley and AJ aroma with crisp acidity and and hint of water chestnut (?). Good balanced sweet-sour taste with hints of calamine, Bramley and rhubarb pie filling, a squeak of tannins on the finish. Soft carbonation; slight almond and mellow heat. Nice.
LePistoir (10) - Alabama, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 2010 bottle. As said before, there is quite a sharp nose of acid and fermentation. Somewhat vinegary like a Basque cider.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 2010 Vintage. A light copper body with lighter amber colors at the edges. The funky nose has tons of fresh McIntosh type apples There is also a little bit of leather. This tastes like sweet leathery apples and wood. A long finish of wood and apple core is actually quite pleasant. The body is sticky and a little thick. A nice cider that deserves some time to drink.
TheCametron (1516) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. 2011 vintage. Pours like apple juice. Clear and with a few bubbles in place of a head. Crisp, sweet and a little bit sour. Nice cider.
sic1314 (1976) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite nice and refreshing, quite a noticable acidic aftertaste. 2011 vintage.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good. There’s a mild sour to it, with a dry and still complexion. Good touch to the palate, not stinging. Decent fruit, well rounded and a good companion to spicy food. Bottle from Waitrose, York.
Ughsmash (6912) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle, 2010 Vintage. Poured just like apple juice.. same color and still. The aroma picked up tangy green Apple skins and oak paired with mild earthiness and a splash of white wine.. light mustiness too.. somewhat simple, but welcoming. The flavor found acidic and slightly sour apple skins on the tip of the tongue.. fairly empty on the middle, with tart apple around.. finished quick with aged and ever-so-slightly candied apple coming back after the swallow. Decent body on the front and back of the palate, but lacking on the middle.. no carbonation as expected.. aiight overall flow to it.
Leighton (8648) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Vintage 2010. Pours clear, mild gold with a small, bubbly head. Lots of ripe apple in the nose, sugary, with hints of melon. Medium to big sweet, lightly dry, some residual sugar, medium apple character, light mustiness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly dry to finish, medium sweet, pleasant semi-ripe apple character, some mild tartness, light dankness. A very decent cider.