wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted many times over the past couple of years, this is one of my favorite ciders. This bottle came from Midtown. Pours hazy dark yellow with no head. The nose is more sour apple than anything else, but there is a bit of tart lemon and it definitely has some funky yeast to it. The flavor is the same, very dry with some tannic structure, green apple, tart lemon, with a ton of funky barnyard and cheesy yeast. The body is light with a bit of carbonation and a long funky tart apple finish.
Mora2000 (6050) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
– Golden pour. The aroma and flavor have some strong apple notes with a light bit of funk and some tartness. Medium mouthfeel.
pushkinwow (2273) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Started off a.clear golden pour with some white head but as the bottle drank down more sediment and character poured into the glass. Musty grabby smith apple with some tart rind notes, light funk, light lemon, smooth body, mild carbonation, dry, some sourness on the finish.
SlovakSniper (3980) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jaune moutarde est la robe. Des particules sont en suspension. Un nez de pommes fraîches et détériorées, de fleurs du verger, de vinaigre de cidre et de citron. Une bouche de vin blanc et de pommes, sauvage et campagnarde. Au palais, une sensation de belle légèreté. Une finale sèche de cuir fruité. Une agréable surprise.
b3shine (6762) - 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 (9585) - 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 (9752) - 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 (8120) - 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 (1692) - 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 (6091) - 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 (5843) - 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.