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.
SHIG (4499) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared to me at RBWG: Poured a honey yellow with white head. Aroma and taste was sweet honey very taste, but I could see this one make the night ugly after to much.
DCLawyer (2520) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by iphonefan at the nuplastik tasting event. Lite clear amber with no head. Sweet apples and caramel, lite syrup, hintys of spice and booze. Just awesome. This is the first ice cider I have had, so I am pretty much screwed from now on, chasing this high.
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - JUL 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle at Gueuze tasting 2016, Ulfborg. Thank you Vestergaard!! Light unclear amber orange color with no head. Sweet aroma, fruity, sweet apple aroma, honey, light spicy, wood. Sweet taste, spicy apple. Medium oily body with flat carbonation.
bursprak (2366) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Ulfborg gueze tasting. Oily dark golden pour, no head. Tons of sweet apples, caramel, some light tart notes, more apples, syrup and some honey. So good!
Vestergaard (1644) - 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 (2179) - 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 (17417) - 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 (1580) - 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 (1769) - 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 (3070) - 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.