bartlebier (1718) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
75cl bottle, Leclerq, No135183. Rustic apple peel and some sulphurs present a less than sparkly aroma than expected from a brut. Taste is quite muddled, flabby, with mid-body and both red and yellow apple notes. Not too much brett or sharper, engaging notes. Near-chugging industrial-style cider, fermier or not, that comes nowhere near the bretty depths some Brittany cider bars have on offer.
minutemat (1627) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle from Auchan. Pours clear gold with a mushy overripe apple aroma. Taste is fresh and light with a brightly sparkling mouthfeel. Bittersharp apples, sweet fruit and an acidic finish with a lasting fruitiness. Beautiful and refreshing.
pumpmaster (1130) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
37.5 cl bottle purchased at Monoprix Toulouse, France for 2.03euro 4/16/14 Very good.
Erzengel (2607) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
37,5cl. Very sour horse blanket-like in the nose. The cider starts very carbonated. Very dry. A bit watery in the beginning, the main part is fruity, but very dusty. The carbonation lies over the subtle fruitiness. I think my bottle is too old...
The dusty fruitiness in the aftertaste is gone medium-fast. Ripe apples, but too much dust. I have to get a fresh bottle... The cork says D4 2010 - if this is the bottling-date, my bottle is over 3 years old...
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy amber cider with a thin white head, very effervescent. Nice sour apple aroma, sweet and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet apple cider with some light epsom salt, bits of wildness, a bit of lactic points, quite nice. Just 2.07 euros for a 375 ml corked bottle at Inno Passy.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey golden in colour. A watery but lightly apply nose. Fresh and tingly in the mouth with barnyard woodiness and rustic apple character. Very drinkable and a real treat.
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsř 23-Apr-2010 - Thanks. High apples, light sparkling, fruity, flowery, sweetness, light candy, a bit simple. Nice.
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Papsř.
Clear golden coloured with a small white ehad.
Fruity aroma of apples and apple core.
Fruity flavour of apples and apple core.
Dry finish of apples.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a hazy golden with hardly any head. Sweet apple aroma. Light body, tart apples and a slight astringency - some peel and tannins. 230410
fiulijn (14527) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Corked bottle, from a G20 shop in Paris, as Cidre Fermier Le Brun Brut, pur jus
Bronze Medal at Concours Général Agricole 2009
Deep blond color; highly carbonated, the head is initially generous, but it disappears quickly; nice fine perlage. Aroma of apples and wood, lightly lemony. Dry mouthfeel, light apple flavor, rather acidic, with sulfites and some tannins. Sharp and dry final, a bit salty.
Chaotic cider, lacking of harmony.