Martinus (4362) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of apple, apple skins and pips, light yeast. Light sweet flavour, light bitter, bitter apples. Finish apples. Quite like the Kingston Black, it appears.
(from 50cL bottle @ Chris and Ruth’s place, post-RBESG ’14 tasting)
Benzai (12592) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at ChrisO. Clear golden color, virtually no head. Smell and taste apple, quite dry, slightly vinous. Hmm it’s ok.
yespr (39608) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cl bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is zesty and smooth apples. Dry, citric, zesty and solid apples. Lingering dry apple finish.
minutemat (3841) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Borough Market. Drank this alongside Sheppy’s Kingston Black to compare. This has the same ABV but appears more orangey and thus more tannic and gum-sucking. The fruitiness is there but teasing you from a distance as you feel your gums rubbing against your tongue like velcro. Aroma is much stronger also, barnyard with a little horse stables, which actually emerges from the taste about 4 sips in. Probably more interesting than Sheppys but also a lot rougher.
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from a stall in Borough Markets. Clear golden pour with no head. Sweet and tangy nose - loads of apple skin. Taste is heavy apple skin, juicy and tangy apples with too much sweetness. Ok but a little too sharp and sweet
Martin243 (1000) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A wee freebie snifter from the stall in Borough Market, London. Apples,leather, cheese, cat pee and yeast did battle on the taste buds. I think the word is "complex". Would probably need at least a half to appreciate, but I was certainly intrigued.
Christian (12570) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with a small white head. Fruity apple aroma with a floral touch. Dry apple juice flavour with a touch of wood
Dedollewaitor (15386) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks Patrick. Pours clear golden with a off white head. Sweet red apples. Dry and fine acidicity. Smooth. Ends dry. Tasty and easy.
Ungstrup (33784) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light golden cider. The aroma is dominated by apples. The flavor is sweet with notes of apples, leading to a dry apply finish.
Leighton (17798) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the Bree Louise. Pours a lightly cloudy, pale yellow. Very dank aroma with notes of vinegar and apples. Wow, funky flavor, acidic, spicy, dank, with apples and cinnamon. Medium bodied, flat with definite warmth. Finishes funky and spicy, moderately sweet, slightly tart and tangy. Pretty interesting stuff.