Lukaduke (2371) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium golden color with a finger or two of gaseous foam. Nose is musty apple, vanilla and some wet barnyard hay. On the palate there is some nice underlying baked apple with layers of vanilla, soft tannic apple skins and some musty wet barrel flavors linger.
olsvammel (3552) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. Fruity smell and taste with some fruits and light funk. A bit harsh though and has an aroma that reminds me of fruit pith.
SarkyNorthener (2370) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from sainsburys. Amber cider. Aroma is some barnyard and apple. Taste is dry apple core, some apple skin, a little barnyard and wood. Well balanced flavours. A little oil on the palate. Very good.
Benzai (8972) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared @ Van Moll Brewpub. Clear pale golden color, no head. Smell and taste ripe apples, moderately sweet, moderately dry, lightly vinous. Medium body, soft carbonation.
olliejobbins (936) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from M and S. Pours quite a dark yellow/orange. Clear with no head. Aroma is of slightly sharp apples and a little toffee. taste is nice, full bodied apples. cloves, spices, woody, strong apples. you can tell this is 7.2%
jfb (4072) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(bottle) clear golden colour with a quickly-diminishing white head. sticky aroma of bubble gum, earth and tar, with notes of apple sauce, yeast, treacle and sugar icing. flavour is mostly apple juice and caramel, with hints of leather, some light black olives, alcohol and a dry finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
Cuso (5070) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from local M&S. Light golden color with minimal white head. Apples, oak in aroma. Taste, apples, clove, wood (oak?), vinous notes. Dry finish. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Tasty.
MichaelAwesome (4574) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tesco in Ryde shared with McTapps. Definitely a deep and balanced cider with a nice mix of sweet and Spur accomopanied by the right abv. Some lemons, apples, bit of sugar and peaches in the end. No rocket science but a fine quality brew.
McTapps (4574) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought at Tesco in Ryde. Pours out in a deep golden colour with smooth body. Aroma of ripe apples and oak. Taste of ripe, red apples, oak, liquer, leaves and caramel. Finish of oak and with a dry but also smooth mouthfeel. Nice one to enjoy.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear golden amber with bubbly white head on the pour.
Aroma: Apple, toffee, buttery, spicy and musky note.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness, medium/high acidity and tannin.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium/heavy body, average carbonation, lingering astringent, tart, tangy apple, chalky, toffee finish.
Comments: Lovely. 2013 Vintage.