fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
200ml bottle, courtesy of Marko
Deep bond color; still. Unexpected aroma: mature white wine, some alcohol, light oxidisation, very light hazelnuts and apples. The mouthfeel is extremely dry, yet there is enough body; can easily be compared to white wines without sulfites that underwent a slight oxidization. It has almost nothing of a cider; but I would like very much to pair it with a glass of Ice Cider, for the contrast. The final is a bit short, but at least with some tannins and light astringency. Good management of the alcohol content. Very surprising.
heavy (2265) - Split, CROATIA - DEC 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
21/12 A 0.2 l bottle Doggythedog brought from Zagreb, thanks a lot for sharing! It poured slightly darker golden body with no head and just a little bit of carbonation, even with thin legs, like some heavier wines might show. Apple and white wine aroma, some alcohol. After the initial disappointment flavor became fine and better with every sip. Mostly like some fine sourish white wine it has some apple notes which would be evident if this was a blind tasting. But I would think itís wine with additions. Sweetish apple finish. I can definitely appreciate quality of this brew, but no, thanks, I prefer ordinary ciders.
Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.2l bottle from the Natura Croatica store in Zagreb. Quite expensive and the presentation sure is fancy....vintage 2008 it would seem.
Poured a still body with a slightly amberish golden body. The nose is sweet, some brown sugar, alcohol, vinuous dry-sourish notes, some apple. The taste is dry, slightly appley, vinuous - quite akin to white wine, warming, dusty and acidic, slightly carboardy, but with fine fruity notes. I can dig it as a wine I guess (even if itís supposed to have no wine in it). Ok enough really and itís great to see something like that in Croatia!