bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with some small white bubbles. Found it interesting that the bottle recommends pouring from 1 meter (3 feet) into the glass to provide natural carbonation. Aroma of earthiness, barnyard, light grapefruit, and band-aid. Flavor of apple, cork, light funkiness, band-aid, and chloraseptic spray.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy light yellow. Flat. Woody, appley complex and earthy aroma hints at a rustic and austere cider. Dry, tart with light tannins and some light sugars up front. Less woody than the nose promised. Refreshing. Great character and balance - Spanish cider I need to know more.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle, thanks ryan. Lightly hazed straw body, no head. Aroma is moderately sweet, apple, wood, fairly tart, moderate funk. Taste is medium sweet, wood, apple. Still, light-medium body, light acidity.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Date: November 21, 2009
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: pale yellow, wispy white head
Aroma: light apple aroma, hint of sulphur
Flavor: flavor starts of sweet before turning strange and funky, tart apple, sulphur
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 4/20
Score: * /4
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours piss color with some white bubbles. Dry astringent aroma of golden apple skins. Near medium body with very mild carbonation. Flavor is dry, astringent apple - of a golden flavor. Arguably a bit oaky and somewhat sour. Most definitely dry. A very good drinker.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy to cloudy golden yellow color with floaties. Aroma of sour apple, leom, subtle strawberry and rhubarb. Taste starts with sweet apple tarts then softly sour apple skins and subtle citrus. Very tasty.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 Bottle… This cider rocks!… Hazy straw-colored cider with no head. The aroma is a funky-as-hell mélange of leather, cow manure, vanilla, wood and fallen apples. Medium-bodied with a whisper of carbonation. Funky, sour-as-hell flavor with an afterthought of vanilla. Lemon & vanilla finish. Smells and tastes a bit like the apple slices my grandma “aged” on her “hot and humid” porch down in Arkansas every August for her almost-world-famous apple butter. "Aged?" Ok, maybe not. How about "control-spoiled?" World class sour cider!
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to goldtwins for sharing this weird stuff. Pale golden straw colour. Aroma is really incredible. Big bright fruity nose. Very, very funky with a lot of sour character. Lots of chewy sour funky acidity. Intensely tart with a bit of acetone fruitiness. Chewy and fruity with a nice light apple character in back. Really intense cider, but I like it.
Drake (7840) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA and shared at Immy’s Backyard Throwdown. Pours a hazy lemon yellow color with a large head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is tart and funky apples. Taste is green apple, tart lemon and light funk. Very mild carbonation. Light bodied.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. I have been wanting to try an authentic Basque cider for some time. Pours with a small, bubbly, white head that goes quick over a hazed neon highlighter body. Some legs. Aroma is funky with apple, tartness, dryness, phenolic, leather, citrus and bright green apple. Taste is dry and tart with barnyard, leather, spice, citrus, sour, fresh crab apple and tangy fruit. Cork taste comes through on the second pour, and residual sweetness on the third. I like this stuff. Very small bubbles. Dry and slightly puckering mouthfeel.