Travlr (9869) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Beervana. Clear amber color, few bubbles. Aroma of fresh apple flesh. Taste is sweet apple, subtle citrus. Not bad.
GoufCustom (407) - HONG KONG - AUG 2, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle bought at Oliver’s The Delicatessen in Central.
Clear, whitewine-like extremely pale greenish yellow colour; Razor thin head and soapy residual white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Minimal lacing with notable fizzy carbonation; Very light tart aroma of apple juice, some apple flesh, hint of wood, and flashes of light sparkling wine; Very light sweet and tart taste of sparkling white wine, apple, light wood, fairly light tannic, and slight hint of booze; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is like a diet cider, with all known tastes apple, wine, wood, tannic ,etc are all on fairly light side. Pretty watery and low tannic for wet and unsatisfactory, a bit boozy yet harmless semi-finish. Wet after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: After having the nice Pear Scrumpy of the same brand, this one has a disappointingly Diet Coke-like in approach. This beg the question “Do I really want a diet cider?” I love something fruity, sweet and strong and that’s what attracts me to cider in the first place. This one is way too light and watery for me. Pass.
Wolfosaurus (3) - - JUN 3, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Simple, straightforward apple cider. Tart apple flavour with just a touch of sweetness, and a dry finish. Don’t expect anything too complex and enjoy this tasty and refreshing classic cider.
Jimthechap (1326) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Classic apple cider appearance, aromas and flavours. Not terribly complex but lipsmacking, generous and reminds me of my favourite barmaid... can I say that?
maneliquor (2284) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. The lower abv in this (compared to the scrumpy) brings out the flavours a little more. There is no sweetness running through it though which is what I fancy in the scrumpy. Solid
Ungstrup (27689) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A light golden cider. The aroma is dominated by apples. The flavor is sweet with notes of apples, spices, and fruits, leading to a tart finish.
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Very faint aroma of apples. Clear, pale, very pale yellow. Head disappeared very quickly. Sweet taste of red apples with a dry finish. Good bubbles, medium-fine. Carbonation medium.
ComradeK (859) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours an appetising straw yellow, with no head. Smells of sweet, ripe apples, with a slight floral hint. It leads with tart apple, flowing into a smooth finish. A decent cider, but pretty simple all in all.
Blockley (102) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Home
A decent cider, better than other New Zealand efforts I have tried. Pours a pale straw yellow, now head and lightly carbonated. Smells and tastes like apples, nothing to note there really. A fine dry and crisp finish, with a sweet aftertaste. Rather good, would have it again.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Harry’s Pool Bar in Queenstown. Pours almost clear with just the lightest bit of white-gold color and a lot of visible carbonation. Very crisp apple aroma and flavor, with a really natural quality. Sweet, crisp, smooth, and easy to drink. I’m also no cider expert but this is a good one from the handful I’ve tasted.