DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crosspoint TossCo. Headless gold with steady carbonation. Juicy aroma beckoning with calamine, dank fallen fruit, Chewits. Thin and acidic beyond with almond and rubbery notes; booze, no real fruit or complexity.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours with a crystal clear yellow hue with a quick to fade white head. Aromas are sulfuric and bretty. English style dry, earthy, chimney, leather, bacon and ripe apples. Flavors are sulfury and leathery, beef jerky, meaty sulfur, bacon, light apples. Phenols and chlorophenols are distracting to say the least. Not really drinkable. Medium carbonation, off dry. Messy.
tommann (1993) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours bright gold with low carbonation. Aroma is sweet and dry apple juice and must. Taste has dry apple juice and a very dry finish. Slight sour hint on the aftertaste.
worldbeertaste (1121) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium yellow with a thin, fizzy, disappearing, white head with no lace. Smells of rustic apples fresh from the farm, apple peel, leather, yeast, sweet apple and acidity. Light watery thin body with soft carbonation. Tastes sweet at first with a woody centre but it becomes overpowered by a bitter, acidic, dry, astringent apple finish. I donít prefer the acidity sort of ciders but I didnít find it offensive. Easy to drink enough and clearly not mass manufactured but more home-made.
Ernest (5623) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Head is initially very small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is moderately yeasty (barnyard, horseblanket), notes of apple w/skins, oak, brown sugar, band-aid, earth. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent. As with the Medium cider, this is really good stuff. Wonderful aroma with lots of enticing elements working in harmony...nothing sticks out too much. Very nice flavor balance and very little carbo makes this frightfully easy to knock back as quickly as drinking water. Not quite as aromatically rich as the Medium, but a bit more drinkable/balanced (not as sweet), so the overall scores are close.
jredmond (4023) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL. Pours a clear golden body. A pretty standard, plain cider - apple flavor dominates, not too sweet, not offensive, but nothing special.
wlajwl (2904) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is slightly faint tart apples. The flavor is tart apples, a mild sweetness and an almost medicinal quality. It was drinkable but kind of off tasting.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a few bubbles. Nose of tart golden apple skins. Near med body. It is quite dry. Very tart. Finishes with apple skin.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber pour. Orange highlights and a lot of malic tartness. Very dry flavour with a lot of apple skin character. Spicy and very firm tasting. Pretty lovely stuff.
ApisAles (1401) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear yellow pour. Aroma was cellared apples, cider vinegar, dish soap. Flavor was actually ok on the front end but then got soapy, strange and almost mean on the back. Iíve experienced this before one when I was drinking a magnerís cider. Pretty sure this may have been a bad bottle.