jkwalking05 (4009) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Gold with decent legs. Aroma is tart apples and butter. Taste is the same.
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured at CiderDays 2010. Still ciders are a different beast and unfortunately, after having had a number of them now, I’m not sure they’re all that great - this one might be an exception. Big oaky and butterscotch aroma on this one, with some reduced white vinous character. There’s strong tartness and apple complexity. Oxidation brings some caramelization which some like, other don’t, I think it gives it a maturity. I’d like to try this one again with some more time and focus.
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 750ml bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR ) Pours a clear yellow body with some legs. Aroma of earth, apple, band-aid, and mustiness. Flavor of band-aid, menthol, leather, light funkiness, and apple with a dry finish.
travita (4231) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. The look is clear, light yellow in color, and not too much head. Some legs. The smell is tart, apples, and light butter. The taste is tart, apples, and butter.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured gold with no head. aroma and flavor were pretty much just pear. i also messed up my notes so this is all i have.
mar (4971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. crisp gold pour with light bubbles. funky nose with apples, wood and a nice tartness. very smooth on the palate with a flavor of tart apples and a funky finish.
Cavie (3892) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR. Clear light yellow pour with lots of tiny bubbles. Large tart aroma. Vinegar slap also on the nose. Fruit tart seals the deal. Taste is slight butter, dried fruit, citrus tart. Finish is buttery but not too much. Light apple taste.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BMan1113vr. I like this a lot, I don’t run around going for all the ciders I can find but I liked this a lot. Pours golden with a crisp bubbly. Nose is light and sweet. Taste is big, lots of apple tasting the whole apple, the skin and everything.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Clear light brown pour. Aroma is apple, funk, attic. Flavor is apple, bitter, funk and some band aid.
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via a trade with porterhouse, thanks Kevin! Pours with a clear golden and still body with light legs. Aroma is horseblanket and tannic apple. Taste is super funky with dry manure and some light sourness. An aggressive take on a English, near Normandie style cider. Very light tinge of effervescence. Nice.