Rasmus40 (6931) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Salling, Aarhus. Clear yellow with a tiny white head. Aroma is sweet, apples, wood and tart. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 140513
Borup (3651) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Super Best, Hellerup. Golden colour without a head. Aroma and flavour of sweet apples, wood and with a sour finish.
worldbeertaste (1116) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light gold with Smells of fresh apples, toffee and an overall sourness and muskiness that makes it strong to me. Crisp medium body. Lots of fruit on the palate with a strong sharp sourness on the dry finish. Too powerful for my taste
tommann (1988) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours medium gold with low carbonation. Aroma is sweet and sour apples with some funk. Taste has a sour apple start and a woody finish. Some apple juice.
johninmelb (1003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gentle nose with some oak. Pours a rich gold. Flavour is quite dry and sharp with a piercing astringency. Finish is bold and dry with a lingering bitterness and a moreish refreshingness.
ALLOVATE (2098) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, just on cold @ Sheppy’s Cellar door, Taunton, Somerset.
Could be the strangest notes I’ve ever written for a cider I actually loved drinking.
Cap comes off with a burp. Orange tinged medium gold, quite bright, with a flurry of fine carbonation pushing up a ring of white on the meniscus that holds and leaves a fine lace. Sweaty barnyard animals and freshly turned topsoil, a lot of orchard in the dew of morning, damp grass, chicken faeces, country lanes, damp, watery condensation on green timber and late moss; this just heaved the country in the aroma. It smelt of the very farm in which its orchards lie. Extraordinary, captivating, oh and it has just a touch of tart fruit. In the mouth it is aggressively sour, acidic, and dry to the point of puckering. Fruit is there, clean, fresh like it has just been picked, but almost as a soft edition to the phenomenal fermentation by-products produced. Very earthy, again the aroma just plays into the long, lingering all-farm funkiness of it. It is light, the carbonation just a spritzy prickle that heightens the extraordinarily unique flavours of it. The alcohol nowhere to be seen. It really leaves a lasting impression. Crisp, tart and quenching all round, but not for everyone as I soon found out handing it around to my partner and co. Definitely unique! (50cL, no date stamp)
FatPhil (7494) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (ChrisO’s pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" shindig)
Lovely sharp aroma. Packed full of apples, but the sharpness never subsides. Crisp and refreshing in the mouth. Again, tons of fruit, but with a nice bite to it. Sharp. Covers 7.2% well, a very easy drinker.
oh6gdx (18540) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@The Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is apples, mild wooden and some acidic notes. Flavour is being quite much the same with a quite strong vanillaish touch in the finish.
Leighton (6893) - London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Clear gold pour with a light, foamy head. Tart apple aroma. Sweet and dry flavor, light sugar, funk and understated apple. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Faintly dry finish, a little bit of must and apples. Really nice.
chrisv10 (7833) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear pale golden with small diminishing white head. Flavour is apples, very dry, little acid, little tart, little citrus and a little sweet.