Travlr (9827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of ajax25g to celebrate government shutdown day 4, and also his finding a new job in DC, an odd combo. Bottle. Bright clear gold color, champagne head. Aroma of earthy apples, raw bread dough. Taste is dried apple skins, dried lemon skins, bone dry finish. Very tasty.
after4ever (5729) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 swingtop, capped. Pours a clear bright medium gold with no head or lace. Bright tart apple skin nose. Creamy medium body with minimal carb. Tart, almost puckery mid palate. Very much on the tarter side, closer to a granny smith, easily, as table apples go. Closer to a true cider apple base, much less sweetness, no apparent white sugar. Crisp tart finish that lingers a bit.
MicroGrog (288) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Resealable 750 from letspour dot com. May 11, 2012 sticker on the bottom. Tall Rare Vos tumbler.
Muddled, mellow gold body. Quick spritz. Solid activity.
Yeasty, green, acidy, fermenting floral/grass/mulch-like funk.
Tin-y, twangy, & a touch sour. Sour apple chips & a little spicy zest. Prickly carbonation. Dry mouth. Hidden alcohol. Tart, yeasty, vanilla finish.
Good, but not $20 good.
Lazerlobe (14) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up at Whole Foods Bellevue. There is a light layer of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. It looks like the cider could develop over time. Beautiful light haze on an agitated pour. Taste is upfront with cider apples but there is an undercurrent of funk from the brett that is both drying and complex. Very light bodied but the carbonation helps the cider stay lively and dance on the tongue. Nice wild finish. A very well made and interesting cider.
mages64 (33) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle purchased at Bottleworks.
Aroma of brett, funk, horse saddle, barn, field, orchard, and apple skins. Super complex nose.
Looks like a cloudy witt beer but with champagne like carbonation.
Taste is beautiful dry funk. reminds me of drie fontienen oude gueuze fresh. Lots of brettanomyces flavors with a nice acidity to it as well. Really is like an apple lambic or basque cider.
Palate is drying and densely carbonated.
Overall a fantastic bone-dry cider. I’m going to try aging one to see if it develops like a lambic.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear full golden hue with massive carbonation that settles down to a white ring. Aromas are of medium strong bretty funk, dry tannins, acidic, lightly tart apples, straw, damp flowers and a bit of mineral earthiness. Flavors show good acid balance, medium strong tannin, bone dry with a large carbonic hit. Medium floral character and zesty bright fruit. Pleasant funk that is quite a bit more subdued than it was on the nose. Very lively, bone dry, medium-light body with well hidden alcohol. Easy and pleasant to drink with satisfying complexity.
jonas (5260) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Barnyardy, light pear like aroma. Hazy pale yellow. Quite dry body, sparkly. Dry apple skin, hay finish.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
8 ounce sample at Beveridge Place Pub. Musty, funky, barnyardy Brett aroma. Light cheese. Nice underlying apple character. Great aroma. Transparent golden body with some small, white bubbly lacing present. Effervescent bubbles greet the palate immediately. Becomes dry, Bretty-funky and barnyardy in the middle. Pimento olive flavors come through later on with some nice apple character. Fantastic cider.
laiti (4546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught (7,2%) at Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle
Aroma has lots of somewhat tart apples with leathery and earthy notes. Flaovur is really dry and somewhat tart with apples and leathery notes. Good, although I expected more aggressive stuff based on the word ’lambic’.
sulawang (496) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours cloudy yellow. It is dry, fresh apple aromas, very crisp when chilled. Firm with a medium bite.