Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - SEP 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light yellow. Quite fizzy. Big aroma - lots of apple and lots of nuance. I actually do get the marzipan and apricot, also canteloupe, muscovado and spicy accents. Sweetish flavour, some white sugar and fresh apple. A slight leather and brown sugar accent both softens the finish and adds complexity.
BMan1113VR (7379) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
NV (check that: marked July 25 2012-07) 9.5% ABV bottle (I have a feeling these entries need to be merged). Pours with a pale straw yellow body, great clarity, medium white ring with evident carbonation. Some legs. Sweet, fragrant and floral aroma, dates and marzipan, bitter orange peel and rum cakes. Bready and a bit yeasty. Brown sugar and biscuits. A very interesting and fragrant cider. Unique. Orgeat. Flavors of almonds, citrus peel and bright apple. Slight fruit cake like and maderarized. Pretty dry, citrusy, bright. Very unique, great natural balance of sweetness, tannin and acidity. Medium carbonation. Great flavor and complexity.
after4ever (5287) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, capped with a swingtop. Pours a brilliantly crystal clear pale gold with tons of steadily rising carb, even half an hour or more after pouring. No head, lace, or legs. Big rich crisp green apple nose--I don’t know that I wholly buy the "apricot, marzipan, and candied orange peel" that Sea Cider suggests, but on the other hand I don’t know that I can do better. "Green apples" certainly isn’t a description that does justice to what’s going on here. There’s a lot of layering here, within a complex and balanced whole, both aromatically and on the palate. Crisp light dancingly carbonated mid palate. Bright sharp acidic green apple notes on the mid palate, or maybe that’s apricot, marzipan, and candied orange peel--that actually might be a pretty decent anchor descriptor. The finish has acid and crispness to it, but a bit of sugar too. This is a pleasure to drink, with real depth and complexity. First bottle I have had, so it might or might not always be like this, but this one’s worth hitting again and again, and would work really well with food, too. Kind of a sweet spot in terms of ABV--can work well in a variety of settings.
DuffMan (5192) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with my dad. Pale clear straw yellow, fine, brisk carbonation. Aroma of musty apples. Flavour profile is medium sweet, leaning toward sweet, with heaps of genuine musty apple and some lighter tart notes that make me think of plums for some reason. Crisp, snappy mouthfeel, dry finish. Very nice.
jonas (5041) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at Sea Cider. Chemical rubbery aroma - diaper gets better I’m the air
TaktikMTL (4799) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille claire, avec bouchon de céramique, de 500 ml dégustée avec Goldorak et de amis. Arôme: Odeur de pommes avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle. Saveur: Goût de pommes avec une pointe d’épices et de pêches. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #2371)
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. 9%. Crisp bright gold colour. Strong funky nose more cheesy than apple. Big flavour of fresh apples and bitter fruit edge and something I attribute to a yeast edge. Alcohol is almost not noticeable. A much more aggressive flavour than most ciders.
mcberko (4054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at Dunbar Liquor Boutique, pours a pale golden yellow. Dry apples, apricot and oranges dominate this one with a slight sweetness. Not bad.
CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(500ml bottle) Purchased at Spinnakers Wine Merchant for $12. Pours a light and clear body. Nose of tart and sweet white wine, more subdued yeast than the Kings & Spies. Grape skin flavour. Very mild carbonation. Sweet and tart mixutre. KIn my opinion, pretty plain for this exceptional ciderhouse.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale yellow/green in colour, no head, some legs, lots of visible carbonation. The aroma is boozy, apples, light spice, lingering sweetness. The flavour is of apples, lightly acidic, light sweetness, sugary. Lightly sweet mouthfeel, light body, mild carbonation. Finishes lingering, appley and lightly sweet.
Although this didn’t look all that great it wasn’t all that bad. Doesn’t have the complexity as other ciders but sometimes its good to not have to think.
500ml bottle from The_Jester, thanks Andy.
Opened on February 2, 2008.