Marko (3724) - Split, CROATIA - OCT 1, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brought by someone to the ISHA Zagreb 2012 NDP (thanks... hm, Sophie I reckon). Was positively shocked that I got to try something new yet again on one of those, really didn’t expect something like this. Clear yellow body. Sweet-sour musty nose, quite generic. Watery, tart, dry, slightly crappy apple taste. One of the more common ones I guess, and by far the worst I’ve had from Germany... and I thought that nothing could move Blauer Bock from that distinction.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
single from mixed sixer from local Kroger .. Pours a lifeless deep yellow .. light headring .. . odd dull thin mouth .. . nice dryness, low sweetness which is nice, and a touch of bone funk- which is really nice .. . overall- a nice cider but the mouth is just to thin to make it a repeat .. . . if thats a big book, he must be a fuckin giant! run!!
jfb (3175) - GERMANY - APR 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) pours a clear pale yellow colour with no head. aroma of sweet apples and light bread dough, with a hint of lemon extract. flavour is mostly apple juice and compost, slightly tart, with a hint of earth, bread dough and solvent. light-bodied with average carbonation.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale yellow. Very light carbonation, visually. Rather sulphury aroma is not particularly pleasant, like stinky apple juice. Dry, thin, with lots of harsh tartness and sulphur. Definitely has some characteristics of a crappy white wine, but much drier and harsher. Pretty industrial stuff right here.
Beershine (5178) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2012
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle, left in the apartment by the previous tenant. Looks better in the glass than it does in the clear bottle. Terrible packaging makes it look like a soft drink. It pours flat. The aroma is dry, fairly resinous, with musty apple character hiding in the background. Smells more like a cheap white wine than a cider. It’s fairly tart, but has a mass-produced mealy Granny Smith flavor. There is no pleasant crab apple bite. The first sip makes me wince a bit, and it’s very thin. Worth what we paid.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sour aroma with apple notes. Clear, light yellow body. Light bitter flavor. Light to mecdium palate.
EHSRanders (1731) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Clear pale yellow colour with virtually no head. Fruity aroma with notes of apples. Sour flavor and finish.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2011
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
1L bottle from an Edeka supermarket
Light blond color, no head. It has tiny microbubbles in suspension. Aroma of plastic and hazelnuts. Dry mouthfeel, weak, with a sour flavor, like the worst of the white wines, and light hazelnuts. It has a chemical touch too, in the end. Undrinkable.
gunnfryd (9379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pale golden colour with no head. Aroma is sourness, apple, lemon. Flavour is sourness, apple, alcohol, lemon. Thin body. A little bit sour.
meerbier (1377) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@Home. Fresh apples and yeast aroma. Clear, tiny white head, no lace. Light sweet, light sourish, apples, pretty yeasty, light bitter, hint of citrus. Thin mouth feel.