DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Year ’04, from PUB’N, and I get a lot of people asking me who PUB’N is, and I can’t answer, but suffice it to say that we highly rated PA guys have multiple networks of beer procurement. The pour here is medium copper with very little head (and what head there is is gone within 30 seconds). Nose is heavy Granny Smith apple,. hopey, earthy. The flavor is sweet, with a lot of honey and galaish apples. The apple flavor is medium sweet, with the honey taking center stage, and a dense, smooth, rich, syrupy, ambrosiacy palate that just leaves you wanting more. I can’t thank PUB"N enough for allowing my wife to buy this for me as a Chritmas 2008 gift, but it one of the best gift boxes I ever got.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark rich golden amber color with no head. Aroma is apples, oak, light fruits. Flavor is intense apples, oak, vanilla, pears, floral. Palate is full bodies, sticky sweet, syruppy. Massively intense apple flavor, ultra sweet, defintely a sipper. Would pair great with a plain cheesecake.
grandgenie (259) - val-des-monts, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Acheté à la SAQ du casino à hull en format de 375ml d’une série de 15338 bouteilles produites en 2004. Apparence jaune ambré avec une légère teinte brune laissant de belle trace sur le verre. Arômes de pommes confites légèrement boisé avec une grande finesse. Goût de pommes confites d’oranges avec une touches de tabac. Wow! un liquide divin et complexe.
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Huge thanks to glouglouburp for this treat! Nose of apples, blue cheese, brown sugar, pear and other wonderful things. Tastes of sweet baked apples, tart apples, pear, oak, blue cheese, vanilla. Sweetness and tartness interlaced into a wonderful treat.
radiomgb (2560) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden in colour with just a hint of amber thrown in, no head, excellent alcohol legs. The aroma is very strong with lots of apples, alcohol, cinnamon, some pears. The flavour is again full of apple pie, apple sauce, baked apple - basically everything that you can make with an apple, moderate amounts of alcohol, sweet and a little sticky, very smooth. Warming mouthfeel, medium body, mild carbonation. Finishes long, warm with lots of apple sweetness.
As good or better then the Frimas and quite a bit cheaper. You can’t go wrong with anything from La Face Cachée.
From a bottle at Mondial 2008, Montreal, Quebec.
Sampled on May 29, 2008.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Body-very still clear medium honey. Nose-intense apple, pesticide, plastic bottle. Taste-honey, apple sauce, very sweet, pear, cinnamon, ginger, brown sugar, boozy, sticky, mealy fat, berries, great aftertaste.
travita (4576) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. 2004 vintage. Smell is apples, wine, fruity, yeast, and sweet. Hide the acohol well. Look is clear, golen apple juice color. Smooth and easy to drink. Taste is apples and warming. Delcious and very good.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(375ml, 2004 vintage) Pours a clear golden body with excellent legs. Aroma of baked apple, earthiness, cinnamon, and light vanilla. Flavor of sweet apple, earthiness, caramel, and cinnamon. Excellent!
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks and tastes exactly like regular neige. Really really good. Lots of residual apple fruit sugars.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a clear crystal gold, nice legs. Aroma of sweet apple and some caramel, a little cinnamon. Flavor is very much the same, sweet as well. I was caught off with this....I had to take a second look. Im not that much of a cider drinker yet but this was damned good!