alexsdad06 (5424) - Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cool thin bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a crystal clear dark golden color with no head. The aroma and flavor had high quality apples, apple sauce, vanilla, some skins, tangy cider notes, more body and mouthfeel than most ciders which was to be expected, warming alcohol, a great sipper, this was well worth the wait and has set the bar very high for all ciders in the future.
DrSilverworm (6384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, shared by b3shine. Date on the back reads 090107, bottle is labeled 12%. Says nothing about Recolte D’Hiver on the label, but the back label does say that these apples are harvested during the winter. Totally clear golden orange color. No head or lace, but pretty nice legs. Really nice, big applesauce nose. Wow, fantastic flavor! Big vanilla aroma, light desert wine combines with the apple sauce to make for a very tasty flavor. Bigger body. Smooth, very light (if any) carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, not bothersome at all. Very light tart, and a light spiciness. Good big golden apple flavor, with some apple skin. Alcohol works well - no burn or bite, just a very nice light warmth in the finish. Fantastic ice cider.
b3shine (5452) - Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the group; BIG thanks DuffMan). 2005 vintage, 12% abv. Looks great; a still deeper honey orange with nice body with legs that stick. Smells good; semi-sweet with awesome notes of concentrated cider. Fuller-bodied (as expected for the style). Awesome stuff! I’m worried I started off with the highest rated one because I might be chasing the dragon from now on.
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s beers!
APPEARANCE: clear blond cider, no foam.
NOSE: apples, very sweet, somewhat sour.
TASTE: apples, very fresh, full of taste, sticky, very complex, though amazingly balanced. Masterpiece!
JorisPPattyn (7926) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear, deep golden with a fine pistachio sheen. Intense, but delicate apple/appleblossom and other blossoms aromas, nectarine, lunaria. Sweet apples, with an unimitable perfume. Tarte Tatin, muscat grapes, and precious liqueur. Very slick, oily-viscous, voluptuous. Complex beyond imagination, superb, a work of art.
ametras (404) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
 375ml bottle. Clear copper liquid. Flavors are apples, apple peel, strawberries, peaches, apricots, brown sugar, cinnamon, honey, wood and vanilla. Full body. Oily, velvety and liquorous texture.
Martinus (2818) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear caramel golden colour. Aroma of apple, caramel, honey and apple skins. Apple flavour, light sour, appelstroop, very sweet. Lingering sweet finish, apple syrup, rich syrupy apple juice, sour notes, dessert wine. Brilliant stuff!!
(From 375cL bottle shared @ RBBWG III, Gent. From trade with mathieuc. Thanks a million!)
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Huge thanks to Steve for the bottle of this. Caramel colored pour with great legs. Strawberry jam, caramel, blue cheese, cinnamon, and apple pie on the nose. Wowe. Vanilla, honey, and a touch of maple. Crazy flavors, as well. Obviously quite sweet. Tons of strawberry jam, cinnamon apples, apple pie, and vanilla. Slight maple and blue cheese. Mild acidity to the finish. Jesus juice.
callmemickey (2779) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark golden-orange body. Caramel, sweet apple sauce, wood, cinnamon, more apples. Intensely concentrated with a silky syruppy coating on the tongue. No joke.
ThirstyBird (1567) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Martinus @ RBBWG 2014!! Pours a clear golden color with no head. The smell is apple, caramel. The taste is caramelized apple, rich fruit, spicy apple...big flavor. The body is full and sticky - decedent. Wonderfully delicious.