jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from Astor Wines shared with Linh. Wow, not sure if this was a bad bottle (because it was still good according to the expiry) but this sucker was a drain pour. Pours a very nice, hazy orange amber body with champagne body. Aroma is strong tart fruit, lemon, strong leather and shoe polish. Mouthfeel is funky and starts out nice with a great tart lemon and funkiness, but the shoe polish is BRUTAL. Overpowering. So much so, that I have to question whether this was contaminated or not. I will probably pick up another bottle on my next trip to Astor, because Iím very curious...
Ernest (7282) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. No head (still, but poured vigorously to aerate it as well as I could). Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is notes of barnyard, horseblanket, sour apples, lemon juice, band-aid, oak, light note of cheese. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic. Light to medium body, watery texture, flat/soft carbonation, moderately astringent, lightly alcoholic.
Very cool stuff...highly rustic/farmy and very lambic-like in the nose, and equally lambic-like in the mouth (aggressive sourness). Neat ghostly haze. Very nice.
Drake (11565) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle as a birthday present from Mom. Thanks! Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with floating particles. The head fades immediately but I didnít pour it traditionally so Iím not going to knock it for that. Aroma of big fruity, floral apple notes, tart apples, herbal and spicy notes. The taste is tart apples, vanilla, grainy notes, herbal notes, spicy finish. Quite nice.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy green color or mustard yellow or baby shit color or shit and stuff. Blackipa shared this to me by the way. Smells seriously funky, which is always nice. You get some sweet apple underneath with nice bandage and basement, deserted library books. Dry somewhat flatish mouthfeel, sour apple in the back with the funk stuff in the forefront for the most part. The sour bandage notes are nice, but a bit more carbination and possibly sharper acid would make it come out more excitingly..that said, it still a good funk horse for a cider..I dig it. Yes.
MacBoost (1738) - Penfield, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy straw color, with some floaties. Aromas are tart, lambic style with a touch of funk. Moldy basement aromas as well. The sump pump is running. Taste is a dry funk with a sour bite that seems just right. Right on! This is phenomenal. An excellent cider. More carbonation would make this world class.
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, September 2011 date. with a vigorous pour its bright acid and hard must prick the nose. mild apple flesh / pulp, much more skin and malic / lactic acid. heavily tart, medium high bitterness, high dryness, lengthy bitter peel finish.
AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks radarsock for sharing this. Enjoyed in a snifter.
A - Straw color. Pretty intense haze. Light carbonation
S - Alright smell. Up front apple scent, candy and burnt sugar. Quite a Pheno smell going on.
T - Yeah...funky old cheese? Goat cheese? apples, bananas. Slight cardboard. Still not bad. Loving the tart mouth drying finish
M - 35% carbonation. Light body. dry finish
O - Itís alright. Not bad. Quite pleasant but not bad.
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a clear a urine-bayed presentation and no visible head. Smells sour and bittersweet with nothing really coming to mid. Tastes of expensive applesauce, blue cheese, goat milk, white wine dregs, mushrooms and sunflower stems. This beer is definitely better than people have been writing about it lately. Funkier than any other cider Iíve ever consumed. Quite the experience.
mikem409 (1976) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle thanks Kerry. Pours murky orange no head. Funky sheep wool aroma. Taste like bandaids covers in blue cheese stuffed with apples and lemons
djd07 (9712) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear yellow gold with no head. The aroma is cheese and funk. Thin mouthfeel with a tart and bandaid flavor. Not much going on with this one.