Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mini bottle from the cidery. Thick cognac-colored liquid. Aroma wafts across the room, reaching nostrils to inspire joy and desire. Closer and deeper inhale reveals intense, deep, rich apple that is the essence of apple, like Eve’s apple, more apply than apple itself. Proto-apple, apple in Plato’s Form of apple. Flavor makes eyes roll to back of head from intense delight. Sweetness on the level of a Turkish baklava, unabashed, unrelenting, and unapologetic. Honey married to sweet crisp apples, like pink lady, and underlying currents of jam. After the diabetic coma comes a splash of acidity complements of Mother Apple that rescues the mouth from becoming bogged down but which tortures with its insistence on more (when there is none!). Moderately complex, fully accessible. I don’t understand it and won’t try, it’s meant to be enjoyed. Having such a small bottle causes existential pain.
Vestergaard (1542) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Bottle @fonefan gueuze tasting Ulfborg, this one i brought - june 24th 2016. 2012 vintage and 12,5% alc. Pours a rather dark, golden amberish. Aroma has heavy, caramelized apples, vanilla, apple wine, light tartness, light spice. Weird but very nice yeasty note. Taste is sweet, acidic, deep complex apple notes, peppery spice. Sticky body but a subtle alcohol.
MrOrla (2047) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden with no head. Aroma of apple, nectar, rather vinous. Taste is sweet, apples, ripe prunes. Good.
Rasmus40 (16690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Vintage 2012 - 12.5 % ABV. Clear dark amber without head. Aroma is sweet, sweet apples, heavy red apples and light alcohol. Flavor is extremely sweet. Extremely sweet finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 240616
Whatup14 (1493) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bouteille 375ml, récolte 2012. Couleur or brûlé translucide, film plutôt épais sur les parois du verre. Arôme de pomme caramélisée, pelure de pomme, fruits tropicaux, alcool. Goût de pomme caramélisée, ananas, caramel d’érable, sucré, légère acidité. Corps dense, huileux.
Nocturne (1709) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Amber shade with zero head. Aroma of apple pie, floral, maple, raisin. Taste is apples, brown sugar. Sweet but not too heavy on the tongue. Really tasty indeed.
Art (2999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared big thanks to Dan. Pours a clear Amber color. Aromas of overripe Apple, slight smoke some alcohol. Taste is sweet with a slight smokey finish. Medium thick body.
DSG (11247) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Clear caramel color. Aroma of apples, caramel, honey, candy, notes of wood, spicy note. Sweet rich flavor with caramel, honey, wood, vanilla. Rounded mouthfeel. Great stuff.
joeneugs (5451) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG. It pours an amber color. The aroma is full with ripe red apples. The flavor is very sweet and intense with apples, some alcohol and hot apple pie. Very yummy. Sweet and dessert-like. Would like to try more like this!
Ferris (11037) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Light cooked apple. Clear gold. Sweet apple, light cooked notes, sweetness that hits the throat. So balanced and no edges between bitterness, sweetness or anything else. Great.
djd07 (8776) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Ferris. Pours a clear orange gold with no head. The aroma is strong apple, honey, spice, vanilla. Medium mouth, apple pie, spice, vanilla, light booze, very nice.