Brigadier (2590) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Wild Boar (Warwick)
A very interesting cider was a guest tap as part of a small beer festival going on the same weekend that I was in town. It almost tasted like somebody made a shandy with a dash of whiskey. The result is dangerously drinkable.
Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy lemon base is like a pure glass of lemonade without any ice. Thin clear legs prove it is more than a lightweight session beer. The nose is that of a dry champagne with hints of a basic whiskey. The alcohol does not overpower but is hard to miss.
Flavor / Palate - Tart lemonade with a little nip of whiskey warm the palate within a few sips. The texture of a dry champagne carries with it alcohol and citrus that stick in the throat. This is smooth enough that it would be easy to drink a few until they caught up with you later in the evening.
EdKing (1545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from the Potten End village fete 2011. Pours murky amber, a few bubbles but no head. Nose is subtle. Standard sweet/sour apple aroma with the sweet notes dominant. Taste is sweet, with some sour crispness and sharpness. Quite tart and with a bit of woodiness and softness in the finish. Nice.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Harp, London. RBESG 2011. Pours golden with a off white head. Fruity and funky apples. Red apples. Oaky and tart with a subdued smoked whisky note. Really dry end. Nice.
Theis (12129) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (RBESG 2011, London) at The Harp. Cloudy amber - no head. Apples, light boozy. ashtray, oakey, wooden, peated, light rotten apples, light sourish, acid, rubber, high dryness.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow with a tiny white head. Aroma was fairly dry with tart apples, whiskey and wood. Somehwat dry and tart flavour with tart natural apples, whiskey, wood and vanilla. Finished dry. Not bad.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cL bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours hazy yellow with a minimal white and bubbly head. Aroma is astringent acidic apple fruity. Fruity and mild yeasty flavoured. Dry and phenolic. Wooden and vague sulphorish. Ends citric and sweet.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a cloudy almost milky yellow with a small rough head. Peely appley aroma. Medium body, very low in carbonation, dry and astringent authentic apple notes yet with an underlying sweetness. The whisky accents are there but subdued. Again a late sourness. 110510
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. An unclear light golden cider with a thin white head. The aroma has strong notes of sour apples, apple core, and a bit of wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of wood, sour apples, apple core, and a bit of whiskey, leading to a dry, tart, and woody finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
Alphadelic (1728) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow haze. Boozy acetone nose. Dry but with a sweet slippery fruitiness. Whisky is mainly apparent in the finish. Heavy wood, no peat. Very drinkable being flat as it is. Not a bad nip.
fonefan (31713) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50cl. @ Chriso’s pre GBBF Shindig ’09.
Unclear hazy medium yellow color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is apple, barrel - wood, whisky - alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a average duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.