ReggieDunlap (2897) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow with very little thin white head. Aroma is funky and leathery...mild tartness and acidic citrus...super faint sulfur but not bad. Flavor has great barnyard funkiness...some soury acidic lemon. Mouthfeel is very light and the finish lingers with nice mild funkiness.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
came across this by chance, visiting a spanish bistro. this is one of the most interesting ciders i’ve ever had. cloudy pale straw color, funky farmy aromas. sharp acidic quality, a little sulfur. tangy, tart, farmy. there’s a curious salty, meat-like note in the finish -- very subtle -- similar to salami! i love this! this is what i’d imagein a cider made by hanssens would taste like.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours still hazed gold, with a few bubbles coming up. Tart and rustic, medium acidity, light apple sweetness, light earthy notes, and a super dry finish. Awesome awesome stuff.
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.
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - 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.
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.
GT2 (7717) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
> A top level wild, mildly sour cider with smoke and starfruit
[ Bottle ][ Appalachian Vintner Asheville ][ 375mL ][ Rastar Tulip ][ $13 ][ 2/21/14 ]
>> Pours sparkling, cloudy neon green with no foam. Nose is similar to some of the best of the best Norman ciders with starfruit and smoke. Flashes of Brett and wild yeast blend. Really beautiful, about as fresh and complex as cider can be. Taste is extremely light bodied, low acid, starfruit, pineapple, lemonade. Super refreshing. Should be consumed by the liter like a real sidra. Palate is thin, but it is clean and brightly sour so can’t really complain. The best Norman ciders seems to have a one up on this one for palate, but almost identical in aroma and color. Loving it if not for the rarity and price here in the US. Never seen it for sale before in my life until now.
<!> pricey, rare in the US, really low body like limeade
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. This was one downright funky, dirty cider, and I loved every second of it. Super funky, dirty sock, musty cellar, oxidized and cheese aroma. Ace. The flavor holds up, adding a mild sweetness in the mid with a very musky, wild finish. Super drinkable. Excellent.
OldStyleCubFan (76) - 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.