GoufCustom (1569) - HONG KONG - AUG 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
345 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Cloudy hazy straw lemonade colour with a crust of yeast sediments; Near zero head with residual white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Poor sticky lacing with zero carbonation; Fragrant and tart aroma of apple wine, with mashed apples, lemon, grapefruit juice, raw grass, strong yoghurt, tartness, light mustiness, light wood barrel and tannic; Close to medium sweet taste of apple wine, with strong yoghurt tartness, oxidized apples, lemonade, white wine, moderate sugar, light barrel and fair tannin; Mid to light body. Dry and slick palate; Mouth feel is medium sweet apple wine in a thick background. Taste pretty raw and dry, unfiltered with strong white wine, mashed apples, yoghurt, grass and lemonade. Light wood to round. Pretty rustic!... Dry after taste. Fruity winey and tart to mouth.
Comments: This one seems raw at first, as cloudy yeast and mashed apples aroma give a farmhouse feels, but the dry, tart winey taste mixed well with apples and lemonades. A pleasant surprise!
mcberko (14023) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Charming Squire, pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings medium sweetness, crisp red apples and almost a little funk. Flavour is along the same lines, with medium sweetness, red apples and a touch of wildness. Well-balanced and drinkable. Decent.
sm89walt (1938) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. A turbid pale yellow with a fizzy and fading head. A juicy sweet red apple style of cider. A little sugary feeling but with a fair mid-palate acidity to keep things fresh. Light to medium body, medium carbonation and moderate length and intensity finish.
bigbish (684) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I didn’t write down any tasting notes, just an overall score. An ok beer from what I can recall.
bitterlady (25) - - JAN 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Really fresh nose, inviting you to quickly dive in. Cloudy, great balance of sour and sweetness, a fizzy and zesty quencher that enlivens the palate.
danlo (2479) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
345ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s, Hurstville. Hazy yellow colour, white foam head and aroma of fruity apple, hints of citrus. Taste is mellow apple, sweetish, sugary, fruity and abit sour with some light tannins. Light bodied, spritzy carbonation, dry tangy slightly tannic finish. OK.
KeefOz (1512) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
BB 27/04/16. Poured a clouded lemony-yellow colour with a one-finger white foamy head that diminished quickly and laced poorly. Carbonation high and fine. Aroma of sweet fresh apples with a possible hint of yeast. Taste initially sweet followed by a green apple tartness. Light body. Crisp and refreshing with a slightly sweet finish but gets a bit sour as it warms. OK.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap at the washtub in stockton. clear pale golden with a thin and shortlived head; sweet but fresh aroma of green appleskins, almost a touch of vanilla; very sweet and syruppy, reminiscent of cottees orange cordial, very faint lemon sherbet in the background; so-so
TedE (932) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Schooner on tap in Berrima. Sharp acidic nose. Cloudy green/yellow with lasting thin white head. Smooth apple/caramel taste with sour finish. Clean and refreshing.
Muggus69 (2044) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL bottle BB 06/11/14
Hazy pale straw looking thing. A white head flairs up, but doesn’t persist.
Not much on the nose; some fresh apple juice character, vinous yeasty sort of undertones.
Light bodied, moderate carbonation, a decent spike of acidity higher than most mainstream ciders to be sure.
Palate starts with a touch of sweetness, fleshy apple follows then it turns a bit sour (literally), and there’s a slightly vegetal celery/green herbal sort of note. Finish somewhat abrupt, not what I’d regard a "clean" finishing cider.
An attempt at making a mainstream farmhouse style cider, bit of an oxymoron. Not terrible, but seemingly geared towards the masses than serious cider aficionados & craft beer drinkers.