jjsint (2172) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2016
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 Handpull from the Flying Pig, Cambridge. Murky and impenetrable yellow-orange. Tannic, woody aroma with suggestions of cider vinegar. Taste is sour, tangy and intense. Finishes acrid to the point of biliousness. Swallowing is like trying to down turpentine. Its been too long since I lived in the Westcountry but I think this would be unnecessarily rough by anyone’s standards.
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Beerwolf Books, Falmouth, 25/04/16.
Golden amber with a decent off White head.
Nose is smoked straw, funky apple orchard, light red berry, earthy.
Taste comprises light wood, earthy apple, smoked straw, light pork, subtle red wine.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close.
jfb (5366) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bag-in-box) murky golden colour with no head. aroma of chestnut honey, some acetone and apple sauce, with a light hint of manure and white bread. flavour is mostly tart apple juice, rather tannic, with some light notes of red grapes, ketchup, pop rocks and teriyaki sauce. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
teorn88 (6038) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell, London. It pours a hazy apricot color with no head. Aroma is tart green apples, light funk, light wood, light tannins, baked apples and lime peel. Taste is medium sweet and lightly tart and acidic in the finish, with notes of green apples, baked apples, lemon juice, funk and hay. Light bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, nice flavor profile, maybe not well integrated
imdownthepub (12909) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Bag in Box at The Marlborough Arms, Cirencester, Gloucs. Cloudy gold with no head. Dry bittering apple flavour, skinny, there is a hint of oak. It’s fine.
The_Osprey (5742) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Cock, Hackney. Short review due to session. Murky orange colour. For me, the taste of this was overpowered by metal and blood. Very obvious red wine presence. I love Rioja, but I don’t think it improves this cider. My girlfriend called it ’bad breath cider’.
minutemat (4004) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Bree Louise. Fairly sour, thin and astringent with a noticeable white wine influence. Quite dry with some tart apples, but just not hitting the right notes for me.
anders37 (22493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bag in box @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours a hazy yellow color with no head. Has a fruity tart weak woody apple aroma. Fruity tart woody apple flavor. Has a fruity tart woody apple finish.
Scopey (11952) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Cider Tap, London. It pours cloudy orange, with a thin white film. The nose is apple, red wine, pink lady apple, light tartness, wood and farmyard. The taste is smooth apple, red grape, pear, some tartness, light astringency, faint vinegar and wood. Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth, well balanced and dangerously drinkable.
deyholla (9912) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Craft Beer Company with Sarah. Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates immediately and completely. Aroma has a rich ripe apples with a bit of underlying tartness. Flavor has a nice sweet apple with a bit of tartness to balance the cider nicely.