Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, - DEC 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Alcampo Burgos. Light yellow colour, fast disappearing head. Nose is dry, apple, hint of leather. Flavour is sweet apple, slight sourness. High carbonation. Finish is sparkly, sweet, slightly cloying.
KyotoLefty (4719) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
By the glass at Sidra in Kyoto. Clear, pale gold color. Spicy, syrupy apple nose. Very sweet apple flavor, with just a bit of tang. Spicy cinnamon. Too sweet for me, but still very drinkable and somehow manages to be refreshing and elegant. Soft carbonation.
highlandlad (1375) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
So I go all the way from Australia to Barcelona in search of the famous Asturian ciders, pick up a bug on the plane and spend my three-day visit in bed vomiting and staring glumly at Spanish TV. I find my first Asturian cider in a bottle shop back in Sydney. Did I miss much? Well, I doubt this represents the pinnacle of Asturian artisanship. It was very pale lemon in colour - almost Spangle yellow and rather desultory-looking for a champagne-corked cider. Precious little fizz in evidence. Nice tart fruity acids in the nose and pleasingly free of sugars, suggesting a dry customer. This particular bottle was verging on flat - there was nothing like the champagne spritz pictured here. Dud bottle? Shame because it was otherwise pretty good. Medium bodied and light in flavour. Very clean, not too sweet, with a refreshing sherbet tingle in the swallow. Good summer drinking if you can get it fresh, I should think. Ten times better than the commercial muck that clutters most Australian bottle shop shelves. (700ml bottle branded as "Sidra Escandior Extra", 4%abv)
Choos (509) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Cidery apple with a hint of sulphur/funk. Appearance: pale yellow with just a hint of cloudiness. Flavour: mid sweet standard cider, terrific in small quantities. Palate: thin and not overly carbonated easy drinking with a lightly sweet aftertaste.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very pale straw yellow. A very basic and unchallenging cider, but pleasant enough to drink. There’s a little funk there, but it’s fleeting and doesn’t really have much depth. Late aftertaste is of oxidised red apple. Quite quaffable, but it’s a little on the sweet side to have too much of.
Rastacouere (6041) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4   Pale(1)->Dark(5) : 2   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 4
Intensity : 2
Yeast : 3   Bread : XX   Hay: 1   Brett : XX   Floral: 2   Wood: XX   Leather: XX   Barnyard : XX   Medicine : 2   Phenols: XX   Cheese : XX   Vinous: 1
Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Applesauce: XX   Appleskin : 1 Pear : XX   Tropical FruitsXX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3 Juicy: 2   Sourness : 2   Bitterness: XX   Farmy : XX   Complex: XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 1   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 4 Chewy: XX   Sharp: XX   Chalk : 2   Astringence : XX   Tea tannins : 2   Alcohol : XX
Comments: Sparkling, sweet, rather vulgar attempt at a Normandy cider.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Blond color. Fruity aroma, grapes, yellow apples. Medium sweet. Very simple.