GoufCustom (1072) - HONG KONG - DEC 28, 2014
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
330 ml bottle bought at foodGARDEN in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok.
Clear very pale greenish yellow colour; Near zero head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Almost no lacing with notable slight carbonation; Fragrant aroma of apple wine, with strong yoghurt and tartness, musty cellar musty, barrel, and quite strong tannic; Mid to light sweet taste of apple wine, with yoghurt tartness, light pear, strong carbo, soda water, and very light tannic; Light body. Watery palate;
Mouth feel is like a watered down scrumpy - apple fruity taste is restrained, boozy vibe is apparent but pretty low-fi. Winey taste is there but the ripple is minimal. Tartness, tannic fades quickly, leaving only the omnipresent pear shades. So-so… Slightly dry after taste. Very Easy to mouth.
Comments: Good yoghurt aroma aside, everything else are all downhill - very thin winey and boozy taste, plus very watry texture. I wonder how good it would taste if this is not a watered down cider. Nevermind, this is way below average.
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear very light yellow colour with a thin white head. The aroma is weak apple fruit leading to a sweet fruity acidic taste. It’s refreshing but way too sweet for me. Would probably do well in my car battery!
bigbeerlover (14) - North Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like the fresh apple aroma, beautiful sparkling carbonation, perfect balance between sweetness and tartness, love it.
ALLOVATE (2625) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2012
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Another cider off the ranks of anything but a cidery. Do love the label I must say, has that retro/nouveau/hipster sort of theme covered.
Chilled and into an etched glass. Produced up like a sparkling unwooded Chardonnay. Mousy, hairy, broomstick bristle sort of waft prevails a light touch of musky cooking apple. Taaaart; first sip screwed up my inner being. Being chilled it is watery - and by that I mean it actually tastes of the water in the lidless jug in the fridge of any household; plastic-like and dank. I struggled to find anything beyond a very weak apple pulp and citric acid, one-dimensional tartness. The aggressive carbonation doesn’t help either. What have you done Mountain Goat? I am just hoping ’twas not you’s responsible for this glass of ol’ soda water. Hmmmm! (33cL, BB 07/08/13, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, pallid straw yellow. The aroma is a pretty standard mix of apple and tart citrus notes. Tart Granny Smith apple is the dominant flavour throughout, with perhaps some dusty apple skin notes at the finish. There is not a whole lot more to be said about this cider. It is at least fairly dry, not overly sweet like so many commercial ciders, but it is a very one-dimensional drink.
mkel07 (4305) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle.Very pale and clear with a sprinkling of tiny white bubbles. Nose is all apple, no surprise there. Sweet and cleansing on the palate with a big hit of crisp freshly picked granny smith apples in the flavour.
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours clear to light yellow. Nose is sweet and vibrant apples. Similar in taste. Quite sweet with a strong taste of granny smiths. Works well. Perfect for the summer