VastActiv (4250) - 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 (11360) - 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 (32) - 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 (519) - - 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 (928) - 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 (1970) - , 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
MrHangover (3583) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2013 vintage. Pours a clear golden beer without any head on top. Typical cider look. Aroma has apples, light yeast and juicy. Flavor is medium sweet with loads of apples in there. Really fresh, but also some aged notes on there, giving it almost a vineous touch in the body. Very nice cider in my humble opinion.
vyvvy (5014) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bright clear with no head. The aroma has dry apples, some warm alcohol, oak, buggy yeast and a nice fullness to all of it. Has a fairly full body for a cider and bit slick - probably partially due to being still. The flavor is quite dry with rusty notes, dried apples, leather and fall leaves. The finish has a bit of dried herbs mixed with everything else. Super solid cider.
tittruffletat (3) - - FEB 26, 2015 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Mild aroma. Cider doesn’t deviate from apples. No hops. No yeast. Less on the bubbly carbonation. A stale carbonated beverage mellowed out gulp that has a longer lasting effect of mellow nature. Extends the need for the need of the next watering hole.