Pailhead (5588) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy fo artusory
Bottle: The aroma is sweet dusty apple cider with a touch of tart apple as well. It pours a transparent gold with a touch of haze and a large bubbled white head that quickly fades to a ring. The flavor starts with sweet apple cider. It finishes with a light green apple tartness.
JPDIPSO (5045) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Blake. Hazed golden color with a small ring of white bubbles. Full aromas with pears, light apple, with a whiff of acid and metal. Thin flavors of apple and pear with a mild backdrop of weed like flower. A touch too acidic and thin for me.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pre-GTMW tasting @ 1FastSTi’s place. Hazy peach with white head. The aroma is cheesey, horsey, apple, cobwebs and basement. The flavor is apple juice, lemon, bread, slightly tart. Medium body with sparkling carbonation. Funky and beautiful.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fizzy big-bubbled off-white head. Hazy light gold.
Uh… appley. Odd light brownies. Sweet, but good.
Very fizzy body. Dry apple. Seemingly well-balanced. Some sweet. Pretty good.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy and pale pear colored with a few saliva concentrations on the head. Pommes of gala meet pink ladies and saffron perfume, along with lilac petals and multiflora rose. Light floral apple flavoring with tangy carbonation to spruce up and catapult the baseline traits. Perfumey, sweet gala apples interact with light stinging fruit, melding into a nectar pair trait. Fizzy, light-to-medium bodied and an easily quaffed cyder. Thanks for sharing, 1FastSTi!
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I traded marcus for this. The cider pours to a hazy apple/pear juice body. Cola head. The aroma is sweet pears and apples. Nicely blended. The flavor is sweet apples, pears, smooth balanced spices. Champagne dryness atop the sweet fruits.
Brigadier (3225) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pre-Great Taste sampling at 1FastSti’s house
Thanks go to Blake for opening this towards the end of the night. It was a
nice change of pace and suprisingly good. Since it is no longer made and
therefore impossible to have again, I wish I wold have gotten more. If all
ciders were this good I might just have to change my style preference.
Aroma / Appearance - There’s no suprise here. The nose was mostly
apples (honey crisp was the closest I could get to a specific type). Along
with this there were hints of pears and green apples (as in not quite ripe).
The body was a cloudy hazy golden color with lively carbonation and a huge
head which soon faded down into a thin covering.
Flavor / Palate - The taste was a mixture of tart apples (granny smith
and honey crisp) and pears. Very sweet and easy to drink, the 6.8% ABV is
well masked. In fact I could finish a whole bottle of this by myself.
Among the best beers I have ever tasted, not just the best cider. Someone
needs to convince them to make this again.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pear colored pour lots of aggressive carbonation white head. Apple aroma, touches of cinamon stick & light alcohol. Palate is well carbonated, good coating. Flavor is extremly well balanced sweet apple skins and a touch of overripe apples, some light spices and a very nice sweetness. A great cider.
Thanks to Blake for sharing.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oaky, mildly farmy aroma offers plenty of sweet apples fresh from the orchard. Opaque golden body with a lot of bubbly carbonation that forms a white head that receded to ring. Sweet caramelized apple flavour with taosty oak and vanilla and a mild lactic touch to counterpoint the sweetness. Medium body with moderate to strong carbonation that perks up the tongue. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gently bubbly golden pour with obvious sediments. Its soft and aged nose speaks of dry oak barrels overtones that itch on the elegant farminess supported by rounded apple, phenols, floral and lightly honeyed flavours. Quite dry, but not without a noticeable dose of residual sugars which remind of other fruit varietals. The body is still well irrigated by bubbly, active carbonation. A convincing effort. Definitely another brick in the campaign cideries are doing to win my heart and an unsolicited extra reason to head to Normandy next year. Thanks Marcus.