JK (4174) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 This is solid. Bright green bottle, but the cider is cloudy gold in appearance. Lots of yeast in the aroma with apple. Flavor has hard cheese, like parmesan or manchego, as well as some oregano. A little barnyard character. Light apple, and low carbonation. Unusual.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle at redlight redlight. Good tart, very dry cider. Typical of the Basque ciders that I’ve had. This seems to be the region to go and get your ciders. Much better than the English ciders in my opinion. No natural carbonation, which is fun to create when you poor it into a glass. Very cloudy. The flavor has lots of sour green apple and wild yeast in it.
GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Redlight Redlight. Pours a thin and hazy yellow gold. Strong tart aroma of apples and pears. Light and dry with a white wine flavor. Good stuff, but slightly watery.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Skyview Tasting 2.5, 2008 Vintage. Light cloudy yellow color with no head. Light aroma of hay. Plenty more of that in the flavor. A bit barny, light apple and tartness towards the end. Just a hint of cellar. It seems like a noble effort at a Normandy cider.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 750 ml bottle and supplied by Badgerben. Pours a semi-clear straw colored good cider with a thin white bubble ring. Aroma of green apples, butter, a hint of dark pitted fruits and mild yeast. Taste is light to medium bodied, flavors of yeast, light green apples and a touch of rubber. Finish is semi-tart with some wintergreen, tart apple aftertaste that slowly disappears.
travita (3499) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is chemical, butterscotch, plastic, bandaids, and waterbed. The look is cloudy yellowish in color. The taste is sourish, buttery, and fruits.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from tytoanderso - thanks, Tyler! Not really being much of a cider fan, at least so I thought, I wasn’t really sure what I was getting into. But I had a hankering for tartness and this fit the bill nicely, although not in exactly the way I expected. Translucent golden pour with big clear carbonation, the nose was sharp sour apple and very inviting. The body was on the thin side. Flavor, however, was far more funky and bretty than you’d guess, and it made for a really nice bev overall. Sweet stuff, Tyler.
jkwalking05 (3070) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Gold in color with no head. Aroma is of band-aid, a new rubbermade tupperware, and light kitchen cleaner. Taste is tart with hints of green apples, butter, and bandaid.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a few spare bubbles. Aroma of band-aid, apple, earth, and plastic. Flavor of apple, funky, Chloraseptic, and band-aid.
beastiefan2k (2198) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure how they did this, either pasteurized it or fermented the crap out of and then watered it down. I feel a lot of the flavor has actually been lost here, its still definitely cider and green apple sweet, I mean that will never get lost but its pretty dried out. This reminds me of hen I used a Trappist yeast on a cider, its cider but the yeast ate too much away. Its not funky, there is a bit of acidity to it but not in the funked up way. There is no carbonation as far as appearance but its still magically sparkling on the cheeks, yet its not from the carbonation. Just a tingly and acidic feel to it. Its not that good, I could drink it, it feels good, but I wont return.
750mL green bottle, corked, Isastegi traditional cider glass (thanks Ty).