Stew41 (1572) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2010 Another very good cider to pass my lips this week. Overall a cleaner style than I would have expected but still the necessary funky, dirt and complexity. Aromas are a nice mix of tangy musty apple overlayed with a fantastic minerally talcum sherbet powered component. Mostly dry to taste although the pure sweetness from the fruit is trying to poke its way through. No roughness at all from the acid and the low abv keeps things smooth. Perfect summer drink.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now this is a cider as it should be. Nice and dry, but not puckering. Fruity, but not sickly sweet. Could drink a lot of this.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bottle with many thanks from yalnikim, what can i say it was the perfect drink on a scorching hot day perfect balance between tart and sweet an amazing cider!....set the tone for the weekend...this cider and then homebrewed cider and rhubarb wine with my dad and a big bottle of rodenbach grand cru to finish. GOLD!
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 31/012/2008. Shared a 750ml bottle of this with friends on New Years Eve as our kids played in the back yard. Stunning. Short of the quite humorous "earwax" call, which may be Kieran’s "plastic", there’s nothing bad to say about this cider. It is a delight. Complex, enjoyable and so so moreish...
Grovlam (4137) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl. Bottle. Large fine bubbled white head that mostly lasted. Spare display of lacework. Hazy almost amber color. Dry apple aroma, light barnyard, vinegar, citrus. Mild sweetness, fruity mainly, almost like apricot. Medium bodied with a sparkling dry texture. Moderated acidic flavor with good counter sweetness. Dry barnyard apple finish.
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky rustic gold with a raging carbonation driven head which abruptly collapses 1/2 way through drinking. Aroma features a complex blend of tannic wood, hint of plastic, wild ferment notes and a rich apple fruit character. On the palate there is sweet juicy red ripe apple fruit, loads of oaky tannin, a spicy wild note and a tart long finish. Awesome cider.
thewolf (9885) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Salling Vinforsyning, Kolding.
Pours a deepish golden. A big white head rises, then fizzes away quickly. A whole bunch of bubbles speeding towards the now bare surface of the liquid. Wonderful aroma. Lots of barnyard, ripe apples (red ones), oak, thyme and strawberries. Very lively mouthfeel. Flavour is wonderfully tart, not as dry as other French sidres, lots of apples, oak and well-balanced herbalness. A really fresh and good sidre.
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Pours a hazy, pale golden with a bubbly, rough, off-white head. Lightly tart apple aroma. Medium body with very fresh apple notes and throughout a perfect balance between sweetness and apply acidity making this rather pleasant. 170707