CanIHave4Beers (3264) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle dated 2008. Pours with a fleeting head and very mild carbonation. the cider is basically clear and is pale yellow, haziness appears as the bottle progresses and eventually the cider becomes basically still. The aroma is very similar to the funkiness of an old bottle of Orval featuring some farmyard funkiness and a good limestone basement character. There are some fleeting fruit notes most notably strawberry and tart apple rind. The flavor is dry and displays a fair amount of sourness bordering on puckering. There is some fruit rind both of citrus and apple along with a tart apple flavor all around. Strawberry shows up in the flavor as well and is very welcome here indeed.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Flat, cloudy, yellow, urine color The nose pierces the nose with sharp ascetic acid vinegar smell, the barnyard funk of bacteria fermentation and a bit of apple skin. The flavor itself is absent any apple quality. Rather, it is a tincture of apple cider vinegar water. Brett and some horseyness. Not my thing at all.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Notes)Yard’s sampling mug. I think we decanted this as best we could by following the picture on the bottle.
Cloudy gelatin, pissy color.
Smell is pungent with browned, overripe fruit. Lemon, white wine, apricots, a wet, macerating pile of hay minus the barnyard animals. Juicy.
Feel is watery with the weak carbonation & wild stuff eating everything, but manages to deliver a half sour apricot/apple blend. Dry & yeasty. Near rancid(but not quite) fruit sweetness. Lemony finish.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy gold pour with light carbonation. Champagney and apple aroma. Medium bodied, apple and honey with a tiny unpleasant buttery note. Dry finish.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a just hazy gold. Subtle apple and dry champagne notes. Light sweetness on the nose, soft and subtle with some vinous hints. Medium bodied, dry and tangy. Nice dryness with some earthy tones to it. Finishes slowly with a light warming alcohol note and dull apples.
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pale gold with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, wild yeast, apple, and hay. Taste of vanilla, tart green apples, and a dry woody, finish.
OldStyleCubFan (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to the guys at Wine 101 for the great deal on the case. I can’t imagine a better cider. Its funky, cheesy and very lambic like. Bone dry, cloudy, tart, almost no sweetness.
A lambic lovers cider...perfect.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Carrboro Bottle Shop. Pours hazy pale yellow with only the carbonation from an aggressive pour. Nose and taste of tart apples, blue cheese, and awesome funk--gym socks and barnyard and rubber. Some lemon and vinegar as well. Tart, funky, and awesome. Super dry palate. Puckeringly good.
Atom (1344) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle 2008 pours hazy golden/straw in color no head some bubbles. Aroma is overpowering of sour green apples and honey. Taste is not as I expected from aroma, very tart and sour which plays on the palate, finishes much like a wine Pinot maybe while also being very earthy woody. Extremely dry and drinkable really enjoyed this cider.
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
As far as ciders go, this is what I look for. Big hazy yellow pour with thin white head, aroma is huge tart apple and vinegar with some funky notes. Taste is not what one would expect from a cider but more from a sour apple lambic of sorts. Huge funky and tart start leading into some sweet and tart apples and finishes bone dry. Great cider.