DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apologies admins- have added this twice with my fat sausage fingers. From Fosse. Headless green gold. Nose lambic dankness, wasp-infused wheelie bin fruit left to sour on the lawn a couple of months. Dryish, sweet-sour, slightly smoky with Bramley pie filling, cider vinegar, chalky, TCP, paprika (?) and lovely, just-turning sour notes. Complex and incredibly easy to drink with the illusion of refreshment. The kind of cider that undoes my prejudices about cider and keeps me drinking it.
danlo (1844) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from M&S Darlington. 2014 vintage. Clear golden colour, short-lived white foam head and aroma of straw, oil, funk, mellow apple. Taste is bittersweet, fruity apple, barnyard, woody, tart with some dry tannin. Medium bodied, low carbonation, drying tannic finish. Quite OK.
berkshirejohn (5395) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from M&S, Wokingham. Vintage 2013 A straw colour with no head and little carbonation; muted apple aroma; medium body with a fresh apple taste; and a medium dry finish. Rather average.
The_Osprey (4193) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share, thanks to Leighton. 2013 vintage. Clear yellow, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is apples, elderflower, glucose syrup, tinned fruit syrups. Body is medium, smooth, low-ish carbonation. Taste is apples, some elderflower with a crisp, slightly acidic finish. Decent enough cider.
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours clear gold with a small, bubbly white head. The nose is earthy, light funk, touch of cider vinegar, must and some dirty barnyard. The taste is sweet, candied apple, icing sugar, sweet pear and a touch of alcohol with a short, sweet finish. Light body and fine carbonation. Aroma is good, but taste is a bit sweet and thin.
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London - picked up from the M&S in the Whiteley’s on Queensway. Pours crystal clear gold with a fizzy white head that fades out real quick. The nose has lightly ripened apples, some apple peel, very slight must. Mediums sweet flavor with sugary apples, some honey, nips of dry and bitter skin. Medium bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Somewhat crisp on the finish, moderately acidic, with more ripening apples, subtly musty peel, a bit of honey. A nicely refreshing, very drinkable sparkling cider.
Gurthnar (3821) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2013 from M&S. Clear golden colour. Moderate carbonation. Not too rich apple character, but nicely balanced in terms of basic flavours - balance of sour, tart, sweet, a bit of bitter. Slightly thin feeling. Dry sourish finish. Very easily drinkable, refreshing, moreish. Very good.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with a spattering of off white bubbles.
Nose is earthy, sharp apple, straw.
Taste comprises apple orchard, light smoked notes, light dung.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close.
Decent cider, good balance, never got too sweet.
minutemat (2911) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from M&S Shrewsbury. 2012 Vintage. Pours clear gold with a slick fruity mouthfeel. The fruitiness, although there, appears a little subdued with some custard & light honey. Nice.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear straw coloured pour. The aroma has a bit of apple skin. Moderately sweet with a little bit of dried apple flavour. Has a bit of sweetness and some lingering fruit flavour. A little bit of apple flavour.
Maakun (2053) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden with some big bubbles. Nice fresh apple, with some white wine, dreid apple peel and fresh juice. Not too sweet or musty, light fresh sweet with more dry and slightly barnyard finish. Light bodied and slightly watery. Decent stuff.