Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur dorée et claire. Nez fruité (pommes), léger de grains de malt avec des notes de houblon floral. Moyennement effervescente, moyennement ronde et avec une texture aux notes huileuses. Goût légèrement acide de fruits (pommes aux faibles notes cidreuses) lors des l’entrée en bouche suivi du léger goût sucré de grains de malt avec des notes herbeuses en finale. Post-goût court, très légèrement acide de fruits (pommes) avec des traces herbeuses.
Metalchopz (2010) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Originally rated May 2007. Unlike all ciders I have had before, this one creates a crazy gigantic creamy-foam head, and gives me a few millimetres of beer at the bottom of my pint glass. Very long lasting too. Some lace sticks here and there. Its colour is golden honey. Lots of carbonation and decent apple scent, with some honey and alcohol notes. The taste looks like it is going to be punchy, but no. Not much happens. A bit of apples which disappear quite fast. Watery mouthfeel and fizzy aftertaste. Maybe my bottle is really old, and this cider probably does not age well. I much prefer their fruit beers, over their cider.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with and courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear gold with an average size diminishing white head. Aroma of grain and cider and not much else really. Flavour: Hmmm, I’m not crazy about that -- tastes like sweet apple juice mixed with wine and malt -- not a combo I care for. Average bodied. This is simply not for me I guess.
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy, my bottle via trade with Viper666. Clear gold with a hint of amber, average white head. Aroma of vegetal stale grain malt, oxidized apple (again!), stale floral hops. Taste a lot like cheap tart apple juice mixed with an indifferent blended cheap off-dry white wine. Weak bodied, flat, a bit of acid burn, no finish at all - to me it’s just another weak golden ale with some cheap cider mixed in.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden ale with a thin white head. Light sour apples and lactic acid aroma, cidery. In mouth, sweet apple sauce, maple and light acidity. Medium bodied. Closer to a cider in taste. A bit too sweet for me. April 2005.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of Turg... thanks! Hazy deep golden colour, thin white head. Aroma is quite spicy and fruity. Not as appley smelling as I might have thought, but it’s definitely there. Sweet caramel malts in the nose with a touch of raisiny sweetness as well. Flavour is quite sweet, slightly vineous, caramel, toffee, toasted apples. Apple taste seems like it’s been cooked. Also has a dusty earthy quality in the mouth, some light tannins make it feel drier than it might otherwise appear. A very good fruit beer.
TaktikMTL (5376) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Verre de dégustation de 4 oz provenant d’une bouteille de 500 ml gouté au Festival des fromages de Warwick 2005. Arôme: Odeur de jus de pomme doux et d’épices. Apparence: Couleur orangée. Aucun col. Faible densité des bulles. Fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pommes. Court arrière goût. Palette: Corps moyen avec une huileuse. Arrière goût de pommes. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #192)
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Is this becoming common in New England & Quebec, malt ciders that is? Third or fourth example this year...anyway...pours a very clear cider-apple gold, smallish diminishing head...interesting tart, tangy nose, just-beginning to ferment apples, wood and sourdough, with juicy bursting raisins in the undercurrents...body full and juicy, mostly apples and sweetness but with some nice sourness to finish and just a touch of barnyardy funk...this is definitely closer to cider than beer to my taste and it’s quite drinkable and intriguing.
CapFlu (4239) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500ml bottle) A very interesting hybrid!?! Pours a small, frothy, quick-dissipating head with a slightly cloudy, orangy colour. Nose is sweet with apples though a tad of hops shows through. I like the malt, hop and cider mix. Its refreshing - likely more-so than any fruit beer I’ve encountered.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Attractive, thick lasting head atop a tired hay yellow. Plenty of apple skins cover traces of yeast. Smells rich without being too sweet.
Very sweet apple must and citric orange rinds dominate in a thick, beer-like body. Yeasty flavors prickle the sugary fruitiness, but all gets tiring pretty soon.
An overdone dessert still serves its purpose...but I’ll have less of it.