theisti (3496) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml corked bottle sent to me by bvc. 080403 L - JJJH - 8 stamped on the bottle. Pour is cloudy orange yellow with only a touch of foamy bubbles the depart quickly. Aroma is sharp tart apple, along with an earthy mineral yeastiness. Taste is the fruit of the apple - tart and natural. There is also a bunch of dry leathery earthiness in the taste, that really dries out the fruit nicely, but then lingers a little medicinally in the finish. Palate is thin to medium, lower carbonation, with the medicinal and sulfur aftertaste. Interesting one, thanks Brandon.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow pour with a bit of light haziness. The nose is very unusual. Light appley nose with a kiss of light acetic character and loads of unusual herbal character. A little bit of lactic character as well and some light spontaneous fermented character. Wild and funky with a bit of almost malty sweet character. The most unusual tasting cider I’ve had to date… I think I need to find more of this Asturian stuff to sate my interest in the region.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml foiled and corked with the cork stamped 10 08. I picked this one up at bottleworks off of Shaughn’s recommendation. Pours a really light milky yellow with a couple of flabby large bubbles that go away in about 30 seconds. Right away I am greeted with a killer barnyard lambic like funk. As I inhale deeper and swirl my glass, the apple is trying to come out. Sweet crisp golden apple, but with the funk it almost gives off some plastic. No carbonation to speak of but is does have a lambic like feel...slightly dry and chaulky. Dry golden apple, dry wood, horse blanket and funk. I have never had a cider like this...I am really digging it.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Joe at Paul’s tasting. Pours a light milky yellow with no head. Light funky farmhouse aromas, touches of vanilla. Medium bodied, lightly spiced. Finishes with a light apple and spice and smoke. A little baconlike on the finish. Very interesting.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared by JoeMcPhee. Pours a hazy yellow orange. Aroma is lightly plastic off phenolics, solvent, yellow and green skin apple must and skin, earthy, slight smoke, meaty and matchstick. Flavor is fruity green apple skin, light pear notes, tannic, more phenolic, medicinal light smoke or match, prickly finish. Meh.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Labeled as Sidra Bere, Sidra Natural, Casa-Bere Aran - Astigarraga Guipuzcoa. Nice, fairly clean natural cider. Fresh apple juice, nice tartness, some honey and very little plastic/band-aid in either the nose or the taste. Finish is a bit watery, but with a nice tannic bite. Decent stuff.
illidurit (2244) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy light gold color with no evidence of carbonation. Aroma is vinous and champagney with notes of crabapple and lemon. Flavor is tart but not sour with lemons and grapefruits and especially green apples. Lighter notes of olive and salt, not a lot of sweetness. Flat mouthfeel. Very odd cider. Not exactly my thing, but interesting.
Lubiere (11225) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An opaque golden cider with light effervessence. Aroma of sour apple, citrus, gueuze-like, cork, very pleasant. In mouth, sour apples dominate with citric acid, epsom salts, light solvent, and brie cheese. An interesting cider, more than a year old, boughtin Barcelona, November 2006. Tasted mothers day, May 11 2008.
gunnfryd (12594) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thx to Jensen Taster. Yelow colour with awhite head. Aroma is sour, citrus, apple. Flavour is sour, citrus, apple, fire place. Nice cider.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thx to JensenTaster. I was not especially content with the looks of this cidra, but from there it only went upwards. It poured a hazy, orange-yellow body withouth any head. Apples, barnyard, yeast and lemon in the aroma. The flavor was intensely sour, with apples dominating, but also lemon, barnyard and a little yeasty touch. Astringent, medium full mouthfeel. A really lovely cider, kind of cider meets lambic, and I really loved it. (080301)