robinvboyer (4118) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a big quickly dissipating champagne head. Aroma is musty cork, earthy apples, some light vinous notes, and some funky apples and funky yeast. Effervescent mouthfeel, same carb. Finish is dry, lots of fresh apples skins, a perfect balance of sweet and tart, no additional sweetning detected, light yeasty funk, and earthy apples. Complex cider, nice stuff.
Maverick34 (2957) - New York, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2016 Big bottle. Slightly ambery pour. Pretty sweet and full bodied. Funky yeast. Pretty good
Headbanger (3803) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle ’13 Vintage 1/5/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-40° in Lager Glass-Pours a slightly hazy light golden with no head. Aroma of champagne and apples. Taste of sweetness, apples , and champagne. This light bodied cider is not bad as it is nice and refreshing.
OldMrCrow (2389) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle from Cost Plus sampled November 2041.
Pours a hazy unfiltered cider brown into a thin-stemmed tulip. The nose is sour, funky, some apple of course, and a hint of the "perm smell" that mars Etienne Dupont in my opinion. The flavor is pretty dry and a bit more sour than expected upon first taste. It’s very wild, somewhat savory, certainly interesting. What kills this one for me is that it is almost flat. The result is a cider that feels heavier than it needs to. I am not as delighted as I had hoped.
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I actually dig this. It had a nice champagne aroma with mild apple notes. The flavor is dry apples, which may not have been my thing at once but I dfh this for sure. It’s got clean apple and a little tartness. Nice clean finish.
VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: 2012 Vintage. Hazy honey color with light to medium head. Funky apple, leesy, ferment aromas. Rustic. Not green. Clean. No mould. Dry, not sour or phenolic. Good length and weight. Certainly funky. Want to try scrumpy after tasting this.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
transparent honey, larger bubbled effervescent white head. Musty apple nose, lightly sour with tons of dusty hay. More effervescent than poire, front palate very rustic, earthy and mineral heavy farmhouse, light granny apple sweetness leading to lightly gummy mid, finish is more apple, tons of skin, minerals abound, jowl tingling with acid.
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 11/19/13, 2011 vintage. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin ring of head. Aroma of dry apples, mild barnyard, hay, glue and vinous notes. The taste is sweet apples, tannic notes, mild must and vanilla. Medium bodied, good balance, soft carbonation. Nice cider.
Tmoney99 (13344) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample. Poured hazy orange color with a minimal fizzy head that diminished slowly with good legs. Medium floral sweet apple aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and good legs. Medium sweet apple flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable refreshing beverage.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, 2011 vintage, shared by brandon. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Minimal white head. Nice sort of tropical fruity apple aroma, some guava juice flavor, very interesting. Lightly musty. Moderate sweet taste, very little tart. Soft, smooth carbonation, more dry, lightly slick finish. Interesting cider, with a refreshing tropical type apple flavor.