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Ørbækgaard Halvtør Dansk Cider

Brewed by Pomona Cider
Style: Cider
Kokkedal, Denmark


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
It's remarkable that we do not have a big cider tradition in Denmark, as it is known in Normandy, Bretagne, and Southern England. We have the apples. Perhaps even some of the best. A good mixture of Ingrid Marie, Gråsten, Belle de Boskoop and James Grieve. The proces from apple to cider is like from grape to wine. The apples are pressed to juice, that is fermented into very dry cider. Then unfermented juice is added (like in German wine) and a bit of carbonization (like in Vinho Verde). This makes the cider nicely fresh and fruity with lots of small sparkles in the glass. In both aroma and flavor the notes of apples and flowers are accentuated with notes of nuts to finish off. It is the sweet/acidic flavor that makes it easy to enjoy. Chilled served in a white wine glass. As aperitif. To lunch. To a piece of cheese. This is cider for adults.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (3729) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
75cl bottle from a shop close to our hotel, Copenhagen. Pours hazy yellow, aroma of sweat, apple, sour, cream. Taste is strange, complex with unfamiliar cider apple fruit. Light carbonation. Quite liked this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (6294) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 15 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Pale golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Apples, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Apples, some vanilla, a bit acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15855) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle split at the RBESG ’15 Grand Tasting, Taphouse CPH day 4, 23/08/15. Pale yellow with a moderate off White covering. Nose is apple pulp, icing sugar, straw, light smoke. Taste comprises apple orchard, straw, light vanilla, earthy. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (14230) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle @ Food Festival. Pale yellow with tiny white head. Aroma is apple, fruit, apple peel and a little oak. Flavour is apples, fruit, apple peel, medium sweet, little juice and a little dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (10295) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
Sample at KØ 15. Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of sweet apples and crispy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Xavalias (280) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
Pours clear pale yellow, fizzy first but quickly flatens, no head. Aroma of fresh green apples, woody. The taste is very light sweet to dry, moderate acidity. The palate is a bit tart, but pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (6297) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2015
Na, der war aber auch nur ganz. Irgendwie dünn, trotz vernünftigen Alkoholgehalts. Und ebenso aromatisch einseitig. Äpfelchen und Zucker. Vielleicht noch ein Hauch Limette. Ganz ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (6341) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle from Desverger - many thanks! The cider has got a light hazy golden-yellow colour with a medium body and good carbonation. Aroma of sweet apples and leaves with some hints of oak. Taste of old apples, trees, honey, flowers and dust. Quite sweet finish. Easy drinkable, yet nothing that extraordinary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (15907) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
DØE. Hazy pale yellow without head. Aroma is sweet, apples and flowers. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish. 240514

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (6938) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle from Irma Torvegade, CPH - pours clear yellow with tiny head. Dry clean apple taste and aroma, great balance with medium sweetness and acidity, very refreshing and easyily quafable for the abv. Impressive.

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