mcberko (7442) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is very sweet, with baked apple pie, caramelized sugar, and some light champagne yeast notes. Flavour is quite dry and tart, with dry apples, champagne yeast, some light dry caramel notes, and a little cinnamon. Medium carbonation, with a mouthfeel that begins somewhat sweet and finishes dry. Very nice stuff.
Ferris (5233) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Sweet and tart Apple. Pale yellow gold. Very tart, almost vinegar like and a dry finish. As a sour fan I can appreciate this, but not sure it work in a cider setting.
michaelinwa (614) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale, white wine color, mild carbonation, and a mild aroma of green apples. Flavor is light and dry, though only mild tart. There is very little sweet in this. Clean and crisp, but very simple, and far to pricey for what you get.
mages64 (37) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly still golden cider. bone dry and tannic with apple stem, apple skin, white wine, sauvignon, wood, and pears. Incredibly fun cider to drink a bottle of myself. went great with salmon.
after4ever (6314) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750, capped, with a swingtop for later. Pours a pale gold with a very brief sizzle of bubbles on top. Mild green apple nose with very soft spice accents. Creamy medium still body. Nice green apple mid palate, slightly more to the tart side but still showing plenty of sugar. A bit of pucker there but fairly subdued. Mild finish. Nice stuff.
bvc (1173) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very lightly straw tinted, still. Bright light acidic nose, slight smoke, bit of musty mold. Watery body, on the drier side, oak tannins, light apple and a hint of lemon. Hard to say a lot about this one.
sulawang (655) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
lemongrass on the nose. 0-dry and crisp. The flavour is a bit on the light side, though provides easy drinking and pairs nicely with that too salty mushroom risotto.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice gold color. Aroma is a apple sweetness, balanced by a mild tartness, honey, light oak, a bit dry in the aroma. Taste is a light bitterness, mixed with a golden delicious type sweetness. Pretty mild for 8%.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dry and wine-like nose has some apples and floral honey. Clear and still deep golden coloured body. Very dry and quite tart in flavour although I would not say it is sour. Certainly quite wine-like although it does at times verge on puckering. Some woody character in the aftertaste. Wine glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Brewery Creek, Dec-07).
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light yellow/straw colour. Still. Appley nose with slight apricot and mellow floral honey notes. Very dry...puckering apple flavour with light tannin. Clean tartness is almost lactic, though certainly not as complex as I’m used to in beers this sour. Obviously they achieved their objective, but I’m not sold on this as a standalone drink. It gets more enjoyable as it warms but IMO it needs some sort of bloomy rind or chevre to provide a foil for the acidic assault. Not unlike Tantalus Old Vine Reisling, this is clearly meant to accompany food, so a bit of a tactical error on my part taking it on its own.