tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: thanks, Jeff! Extremely pale & clear body, barely straw with a bubbly white, champagne head that's gone in moments. Aroma is faint apple, honey, & some light cheese. Dry, even a little funky? Taste is crisp & clean with notes of green apple, honey, cotton, & a sugary finish. Dry & highly carbonated like a champagne. It's no premiere, but it's still pretty tasty.
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample @ Troy’s Bday tasting @ Stein & Vine. Thanks Chad.
Dorée, pâle, qcq bulles pour un fin col blanc.
Arôme de pomme caramel, pomme pressée avec un agréable bouquet fleuri et odorant fruité. On y retrouve un nez un peu plus prononcé venant probablement de l’ajout de cidre de glace.
Palais est pétillant avec un fleuri agréable, pomme, légèrement sec en fin de bouche sans être râpeux et trop astringent. Le mariage fonctionne entre un cidre et ce cidre de glace. Le résultat reste cependant assez surprenant surtout au niveau des sensations de cidre de glace nettement plus doux et du pétillant.
DrSilverworm (9090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from a bottle. ABV listed as 7.5%. Retail 14.99. Clear golden color. Minimal head. Nice sweet yellow apple up front, mild prickly skin character. Moderate-plus sweet taste, lightly slick and syrupy. Light bit of tartness. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Solid cider, though a touch on the sweet side. Sweetness lingers slightly. It’s pleasant, though.
BVery (8682) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear yellow-gold pour with a small white head. Sweet and slightly tart apple aroma with a spice I can’t place. Lightly tart taste with good depth, tasty stuff.
Miksu (5030) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75 l bottle from Alko. Bright pale golden color. Aromas of acidic apples and pears with some raisiny aged cava character. Sweet taste of raisins and pears with refreshing acidity. High moussy carbonation reduces drinking to only take small gulps, overboard in my mind. On the other hand, if carbonation is shaken off, sweetness feels too high for the acidity level. Nice raisiny character reminding aged sparkling wines. More of a dessert type of drink or with cheeses.
laiti (7742) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle (7,5%) @ home, bottled 17.12.2013
Vertical with Swing Dry Apple Strong Cider
Aroma is mellow with some floury apples and hints of gastric acid. Flavour is somewhat acidic with ripe apples, apple peel, hints of white wine and apple juice. Dry finish with mellow unusual spiciness, more apple peel and hints of milk. Also slight feeling of alcohol on some sips. A disappointment, too much white wine for my taste.
olio (8197) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Quite intense apple aroma, some gooseberries with mild wooden notes. Lots of sweet apples and hay on the flavor, mild grassy notes, gooseberries and faint yeasty notes. Strong carbonation, alcohol fairly well hidden. Nice.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Clear bright golden pour with aggressive initial carbonation. Sweet apple and honey on the nose. Hints of vanilla and some creamy caramel. Slight yeast as well. Flavor is really heavy on the caramel and sweet apple juice. Some pie crust and light acidity. A mild spiciness to it as well. Pretty good, as I’d expect from these guys.
jredmond (6651) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of vinny. Pours a clear golden body with thin bubbly lacing. Aroma is dry cider and rich vanilla, maple and Apple. Mouthfeel is thin and dry like champagne and notes of Apple, light oak. Great.
PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with some brahs, pours champagne color with large bubbled head, doesn’t last. Aromas is beautiful with sugary Apple, earth skins, and caramel crust. Flavor is most of the same but not as thick or rich as a normal Neige. Much more champange forward but delicately niceeee.
deyholla (8864) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a touch of gold strong visible carbonation with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has rich sweet apple with a bit of tartness and a touch of cinnamon. Flavor has rich sweet apple throughout backed by a bit of cinnamon and dryness. Heavily carbonated.