oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@GBBF2010. Golden colour, not much head. Aroma is cheesy, spicy, apply and slightly alcoholic. Flavour is apples, some slight acidic notes, mild green apples as well as some slight cheesy and spicy notes. Also a mild nuttyness.
omhper (18318) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at SBWF. Cloudy paleamber. Aroma of apple skins and red apples. Mid sweet with medium body. Funky with slight notes of leather and apple skin bitterness.
undercurrent25 (1171) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity tap at Northwich Beer Festival 2013. Cloudy cider with strong aroma and taste of real apples
FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 Tap (GBBF2010) (6:3:7:4:13=3.3)
6 Sharp, slightly acidic aroma
3 Bold orange, hazy.
7 Massive sweet fruity taste.
4 Huge acidic bite
13 Two thrusts - sweet fruits and harsh acid - pulling in opposite directions with equal force; gotta love it!
Rerate: Tapped bag (Whetherspoons, Cambridge) (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
Beautifully fruity aroma, packed full of riupe apples, blossom and a touch of woody bite. Touch funky, super refreshing, and no hint of 6% at all.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a plastic barrel at the Great British Beer Festival, Day 4 on 6 August 2010 as Sandford Orchards Medium Cider but I think this is the same stuff. Orangey colour. Whoa. Big blue cheese in a sweaty sock tossed around in a farmyard full of cow shit. Very reminiscent of Gamle Ole - my favourite smelly Danish cheese - too. In short, a blockbuster of a nose that is great if you like that kind of thing. I do. Others might find it unpleasant. Very different character in the taste to the aroma. A little sweet on the palate with a fair amount of fruit and modest tannins. Pleasant enough but not as extreme as the aroma, or as demanding, or as rewarding. Most definitely a cider of two halves but still interesting and enjoyable.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 06/08/2010 (4 on the GBBF sweet/medium/dry scale)
Fruity aroma. Amber red coloured fruity and a little sweet on the palate with a slight tannin finish.
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Hamilton Hall, JDW, Liverpool Street Station. Pours a completely opaque, light gold. Aroma is sweet, faintly dank apples. Light to medium sweet flavor, ripe apples, some sugar. Medium bodied with little carbonation. Quite dry on the finish, slightly warming, a little musty and dank, not overly sweet. A passable cider, just seems a little rough around the edges.
Quack-Duck (7209) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2l from Budleigh Wines, Budleigh Salterton. Hazy golden colour, sweet nose. Well balanced, neither too sweet nor too tart and acid. Highly drinkable.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUL 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bag-in-the-box at Briar Rose, Birmingham
Hazy blond color. Light aroma of apples. Decent apple juice flavor, semi-sweet, with a chalky and lightly astringent final.
Not too complex, but enjoyable.
fonefan (31713) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Hazy medium grey orange color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy apple, sour apple, acidic apple, vinegar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and vinegar with a long duration, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.