Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is absolutely one of the best ciders I’ve ever had.
It is unusually bweautiful for a cider, golden with a very large white head steadily dissipatin to a thin,. lasting head and elaving even a few hints of lace. Most ciders have only a thin, airy head and, regardless of the head size, no head retention whatsoever, much less lace.
The aroma is full, ripe green apples.
The taste is full and crisp. It has ripe green apples, slightly tart, along with ripe sweet red apples. It’s not too sweet and not too dry, with great balance and lasting flavur. A light yeatsy character builds to the finish, really adding to the apple in the lng aftertaste. It has unusually good complexity for a cider.
Travlr (18693) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at AK BW fest 2016. Clear golden yellow color, still. Aroma of apple skins. Taste has light apple flesh, mostly dry finish. OK.
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at GABBF. Pours clear and still pale gold. Aroma is earthy apples, vanilla and honey. Flavor is sweet apple and honey with a dry finish. Light body and carbonation.
migwell (209) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve had a couple of ciders recently which I liked, but this one seems very ordinary and unexciting. I would surmise that ’organic’ means quite something with apples as they are one of the most heavily sprayed crops, with loads of pesticides used on them commercially. However, this cider is very plain across the board, aroma, looks, flavor, mouthfeel, and has zero complexity.
puboflyons (2786) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the bottle marked SE0501. Not sure what that means,. The pour is golden yellow with a fizzy white head and head and busy carbonation. The apple fruit is evident in the aroma but so is the corn and grain. Light, refreshing body but typical for a cider. Good apple quality to the taste with a clean finish. I don’t mind ciders because I find them to be refreshing. It is hard fir me tio rate them as beers though.
kajser27 (873) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, golden colored, small diminishing white head. Aroma is of apple juice, some tart apples, light+ horse blanket. Taste is moderate sweet apples, tart apples and peel, just the right amount of moderate tartness, some funky barnyard notes. Semi dry finish, crisp. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Really good cider.
(on tap, Earl of Lonsdale, London)
Marduk (4786) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark golden color. Brief bubbly white head. Acidic, leather, very sour apples in aroma. Sweetish, clove, apples, spicy in taste. Crisp mouthfeel. Little vinegary and farmhouse touch in aftertaste. Drinkable if nothing else is available.
novair (139) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale yellow with small dense head. Alcohol, ripe apples, some tartness, quite nice cider.
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
It’s better than something like Strongbow or woodchuck or angry orchard, as much as that means. Straightforward apple, sweet.
allmyvinyl (7785) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
550ml bottle from Beers of Europe, with Stuu666. Pours pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of oak, apple, custard. Taste brings a rhubarb note to the custard, more apples. Light tart finish. Odd.
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at james’s. Pours clear pale golden, nose is custard, apple, taste is sweet, juicy apple, custard cream, slight rhubarb.