Martinus (3857) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear warm golden colour, no real head. Aroma of apple, apple skin. Quite sweet flavour, apple. Finish sweet apple.
(From 50cL bottle @ home, Help Benzai to 10 sahti/gotlansdricke ticks tasting. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)
Benzai (10606) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Martinus @ Help Benzai to 10 Sahti/Gotlandsdricke/Koduõlu - ticks tasting. Clear peach to golden color, virtually no head. Smell and taste are sweet, sweet very ripe apple, lightly sugar. Soft texture, lightly dry finish, smooth mouthfeel. I like it, it’s nice for a change.
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Because everyone should do at least one beer review as a limerick:
A clear drink with apple-juice taste.
As I sniffed it, it spat in my face.
As sweet as a custard,
But a strange hint of mustard -
Prolly not from the bratwurst-cook’s space.
5 3 5+ 2 9 = 2.4
Helsinki Beer Festival 2015
Clear apple-juice look. The main aroma is sweet apple juice, and
there’s a small hint of mustard (no, not from the nearby food stand).
It spits in your face as you sniff it).
Mostly sparkling apple juice in the mouth too. Not much early finish.
Has a good appley late finish, more sweet than dry (a bit too sweet,
such that I ended up thinking of Jolly Ranchers hard candies).
Unusually, Phil did not have this.
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours clear golden, nose is tart apple, fruity, taste is dry, apple, sweet.
allmyvinyl (6598) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours clear golden, thin ring of white head. Strong- sour cider-apple aromas, taste is chalky, bitter, light sour. Something oaky. Medium body, sticky finish. Enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to.
deanso (6718) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Reddy amber pour. No head. Lots of apple in the aftertaste of course. A Decent cider
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma is cardboard apple, some grass. Flavour is medium sweet grassy apples. Okay.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - DEC 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in London, UK. Pours clear golden with apples aroma. Medium sweet, fruit aroma. OK.
MichaelAwesome (5846) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed that one. Especially its mixture of sweet and sour combined with some earthy apples in the aroma. Had that special something in its back to make me relax. Thumbs up.
McTapps (5847) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Ales by Mail. The cider has got a beautiful clear deep bronze colour with a medium body. Wonderful aroma of fresh and ripe apples with an light acid touch. Taste of green apples, leaves, unripe red apples, light honey and light caramel. Seems like a natural sweetness and not much added sugar. Mild and soft carbonation. Liked and enjoyed it, though I missed some body and deepness. Thin finish.