brokensail (11998) - 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 (3163) - 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 (1868) - 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.
tderoeck (5500) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
18/I/14 - 37.5cl bottle @ RBBWG III, my place - BB: n/a (2014-87) Thanks to Tinus for sharing the bottle!
Clear deep orange stuff, adhesive, cloying. Aroma: sweet, apple sauce, apple juice, fruity, honey. MF: full body. Taste: sweet, apple juice, sugary, alcohol, apple sauce, honey. Aftertaste: sweet, honey, sugary, apple juice, very nice, rich full stuff. Wow, this is amazing! Tastes like much more than 8% alc.
JefVerstraete (1761) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
@RBWG’14. Thanks Martinus! Yellow golden colour, syrupy. Very well balanced and tastefull cider. Very complex aroma of sweet apples with some sour notes.
77ships (4545) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 (19/01/2014) 2009 Vintage. 375 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to Martinus. Clear copper amber appearance. Smell is spectacular, sweet apple, syrupy, cinnamon, flowers, concentrated apple sugar / syrup, apple tree, wood, very sweet & perfectly balanced with mild tartness at the very same moment. Taste is mind-blowing. Sweet, touch Sirop de Liège but less sweet than the real deal, incredible rich apple juice, caramel, cinnamon, candy, sweet herbs, dash nutmeg, apple tree, faintest of acidity balances everything, natural sugar, apple skins etc. Smooth, faintly oily, absolutely spectacular. REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, FREAKING GOOD. 5/5 ////////////////////////////////////////////////// Since it is no longer ratable, I have decided to park my rating for “La Face Cachée de la Pomme Neige Noir” here. Obtained in a trade with tom10101. Thanks! 2009 vintage. Very, very beautiful looking 500 ml. bottle @ home. 15 cl. pour. Freshly opened bottle. Bottle says that it can be kept for 9 months after opening. This one pours quite dark, copper apple juice, darker orange copper, oily rim sticks to the glass on top. Smells of Sirop de Liège, very thick and concentrated apple syrup on top, warming, some Eau-de-vie, wood tannins, vanilla, very clean, high quality alcohol, camomile, lemon essential oil, quite oily, very thick. Taste is quite reminiscent of Sirop de Liège, warming, lingering alcohol, wine tannins, thick caramelized sugar, syrupy thick apple juice, thick maple, touch agave, honey, lemon essential oil, lemon peel, esotheric oils, warming Eau-de-vie, wine tannins, wood vanilla, thick decandent. Very oily and sticky feel to it, slightly watery as well, strangely enough. Tried it woth chilled & room temperature and preferred it greatly at room temperature, this was something else all right. Very unique, rich and decadent. I have a big sweet tooth and I already found 15 cl. to be overkill frankly. Fascinating. ///////////////////// Took another small pour day after opening the bottle. Surprisingly this tasted even better, richer, deeper, more decadend. Even more spirit-like in a good way. Amazing. 4.6 -> 4.7
kraddel (4161) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at RBWG14 .
Pours clear amber .
Smells like applesauce .
Very soft, gentle and thick mouthfeel .
Tastes like liquid applesauce . Very sweet, bit of a applesour touch .. Bit alcoholwarmth . Very , very nice indeed
czar (4916) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours viscously medium dark golden. sticky legs. caramelized apples, maple, juicy dried apricots and fresh berries, maybe strawberries, sweet yet not cloying and lightly tart, very good balance of sweetness/acidity. full body - oily, sticky, sweet and lightly tart, almost astringent finish. excellent product but i still prefer récolte d’automne, noir and sur lie.
Beardaxe (285) - - NOV 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense, funky aroma. Smells like moldy, fermented apples. Deep brown color. Taste is an strong apple sweetness and intense, complex apple funk. The alcohol is smoothly integrated into the background, giving a nice even heat that mixes well with brown liquor type flavors. The intense sweetness, thin body, and complex alcohol heat position this is as a weird cider/wine/liquor hybrid. Really opened my eyes to what a cider could be.
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LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange yellow with no head. Aroma of sweet apple, a touch of booze. Flavor of sweet, juicy, crisp apple. Like sucking on a juicy concentrated apple. More appley flavors, light fruits, and peach in the finish. Smooth, sweet, so drinkable. Delicious- it is heaven in a glass!