DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 09/08/2008
Fruity and slightly spiced aroma. Golden coloured and hazy in appearance. Very fruity with a little dryness in a tannin finish.
Christian (11612) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yelloow with no head. Strong oak aroma with vanilla, and apples. Dry and wooden flavour with tannins. Apple juice takes over after a while
MiP (14046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6.3% at GBBF08. Good acidic aroma. Cloudy orange colour. Burning acidity in the flavour, quite strong, paint thinner. Not bad.
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@GBBF2008 (6.3%, sold as O Sir Medium Cider). Golden colour, no head. Aroma is spices, apples, some quite strong alcoholic notes. Flavour is very dry apples, blue cheese, grassyness, mild spicy notes as well as quite much alcohol.
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at aberdeen Beer festival ... Slight hazy orange odd cider nose ... odd flavour ... load of apple in linger though.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Piglet BF, listed as Barker’s Seidr O Sir 6.8%? Hazy gold with no head. Apple, pear and a bit of hay in the nose, slightly medicinal. Sweet, juicy and tart at first, like biting into an apple but ultimately quite dry. You can certainly tell there’s a few varieties of apple in there, some cinnamon hints also. Warms your belly like wine. Good stuff.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Boxed stillage @ Planet Thanet. Very similar to the dry with just a little extra sweetness. Expect vintage barnyard character and puckery sourness. Excellent stuff.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is sweetish apples, with soem sourness. Taste doesnt have to much appkle character, not very dry either, seems to have some apple skin going on.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was badged as Seidr O Sir Medium Cider, but it is not clear whether the producer makes any other version. Also at 7.7%, although the website says 8%. Hazy yellow colour. Medicinal, slightly phenolic aroma, to go with the usual farmyardy manure notes typical of an authentic farmhouse cider. The flavour is surprisingly fruity, but also has a good tart tannic grip. Certainly on the dry side of medium. From the barrel at GBBF 2004.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity at the Great British Beer Festival, Kensington Olympia, London. (Thursday Session). I wrote down a few things about this, but none of them make sense to me now. Average tasting cider, pretty good.