caesar (5202) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Biernavigatie, no BB date, large sample, served in a tulip glass. Slight hazy pale yellow color, short frothy disappearing head. Aroma of sweet candy sweets, apple, citric acid, slight wood, hint of strawberry. Quite sweet in taste, soda pop. Sticky on the palate. I was hoping for a funky cider. But this is just soda pop. Way too much carbonation, way too sweet.
markextrae (1092) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
shared 50cl bottle. poured a cloudy golden colour. sweet and sour green apples, leather, over ripe apples, vanilla notes, apple juice, sweet aftertaste, sugar aftertaste.
olio (6273) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours hazy pale golden color with head. Aroma of fruits, pale malts and some rripe fruts. Flavor of ripe fruits, sugar, caramel and toffee.
omhper (19654) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at PBF. Almost clear pale golden. Rich aroma of candyish apples and leather. Mid sweet, gently sparkling with medium body. Ripe appkes, notes of leather, sligjht apple skin bitterness.
lusikka (6343) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a slightly hazy golden colour without a head. Aroma of sweet green apples, biscuit and yeast. Flavour of strong tart green apples, biscuit, some maltiness, cinnamon and birch leaves. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a dry, slightly tart finish. Average dry and thin cider.
laiti (5754) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014
50 cl bottle @ PBF
Aroma has ripe, finnish apples and a floury feeling. Also some fruit sugar. Rather leathery palate. Flavour has ripe apples and a floury feeling. Too floury, I expected more. I like the taste of real apples here, but this is just too light.
Countbeer (4539) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Served in a low taster glas:
A small white lively sparkling foamy lacing that disappears right away and leaves a headless clear yellow golden colored cider in my glass.
Aroma has some subtle tones like apple juice and with a slight hint of something sweet and just a sprinkle of something sweet wood dusty.
Flavours of apples, sweeter apples, some dust, sweet wood, apple compote, apples on wood and apple juice. Close to apple juice but you taste some sweet dusty wood tones that makes it more cider than apple juice.
Aftertaste is sweet apple with some sweet wood, yeast and sweet dust.
Medium to fuller carbo, sparkling mouthfeel, medium bodied and a light watery lighter creamy texture.
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Black Door, Helsinki. Yellowish golden colour with a small white head that disappears quite fast. Aroma is sweet and green apples along with some mild vanilla and a bit sugary feeling to it. Flavour is sweet apples, with some tart apples as well. Nicely carbonated, where the carbonation helps the quite sweet cider get to a refreshing level. Good thirst quencher, and not so sugary in the flavour.
TimE (3261) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Odd that we can get this in Japan consider how rare the cider is. No head, hazy golden color, moderately sweet apple nose with a touch of spice. Sweet mouth. Nice balance, but lacks complexity. Quenching, but undistinguished.
Leighton (11319) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Catford Bridge Tavern, London. Pours clear (not cloudy) gold, lightly effervescent. Sugary green apple aroma. Medium sweet flavor, a touch syrupy though still bright, apple sugars. Light to medium bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Sweet finish, ripe green apples, touches of white sugar. So so.