b3shine (8054) - Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks Ferris). Looks solid; a slightly hazy gold with very fine sediment and white lacing that dissipates quickly and completely. Smells semi-tart and appley. Tastes like it smells with what seems like a bit of oak and tannins as well. More tart; some lemon too. Pleasantly tart and semi-dry with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. A tasty and complex cider.
crossovert (11204) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml greed corked bottle. Yellow pout with floaties. Carbonation is light, dry, nice sourness and tartness, lots of lemon, medicinal character, earth, herbs, apple skins. Got this as a freebie and as they say free shit is good but damn this is a new favorite.
mcberko (14082) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CiderWISE, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Nose is very funky and cedary, with a dry apple backing. Flavour is quite complex, with farmhouse funk, earthy notes and a wonderful dryness. Barely any apple notes. Complex and well-balanced. Very nice stuff.
Ferris (12440) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Funky herbal, grassy, horse blanket and citrus. Cloudy yellow. Funky, grassy tanic and a dry light finish. Great, funky, olive and light, fantastic.
danlo (2492) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from the Lion’s Den, Yarm. Yellow golden colour, no head and aroma of ripe apple, woody oak, barnyard funk. Very tart and drying tannic fruity apple flavour with white wine, oak and barnyard notes. Light to medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry sour finish. Very drinkable.
nimbleprop (7373) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle at Crane & Turtle in DC. Pours a clear gold with zero head. Nose has an initial cheesiness, some mild funk, then classic cider, green apple skins, juicy. Flavor follows along, tart, juicy, apples, green apple skins, some mild tropical fruit, a little buttery, some mild cheese too. Tart finish, otherwise clean.
czar (7529) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks! second day of tasting. ouch. opening smoothly though. pours hazy if not cloudy extra pale yellow with a disappearing whtie rind. granny smiths, musty brettiness, unripened apples or with their sugars subtracted, if at all possible, subtle floral and citrusy notes, light astringency. light carbonation, light body - slightly watery, dry bretty and slightly herbal finish. simple yet quaffable and enjoyable.
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pour is golden with a white head..Nose is funk, apple, feet, socks..Tatse is apples, spice, dry, funk, socks..
JulienHuxley (5578) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Clear pale gold pour. Aroma of apples, mild funk, bretty notes, white wine fruitiness. Taste is tart, citric, very dry. Palate is light with thin carbonation. Nice easy drinking, could definitely go through a few glasses of this.
mathieuc (3258) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks! Pours a clear yellow with no head. Nose is a bit wild with some recognizable brett/wild yeast. It doesn’t smell of apple much, more like the usual brett leather. Taste is lightly acidic and more close to the traditional hard cider I’m used to but also offers some yeast flavors. Body is light, carbonation is moderate and it is really refreshing. Overall a nice sidra, glad I could finally sample some!