leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - AUG 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale straw with no carbonation. Aromas are earthy yet green apple with some eggy notes. Slightly tart with icing sugar. Flavours are bittersweet apple with dusty yeast and some barnyard aspects. Ultimately a bit thin so could do with sparkle, afterall.
sic1314 (1984) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear medium orange with no head. Aroma of tart apple and the wood. Medium body, well balanced apple and wood, nice.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale headless gold. Not entirely still; a low tingle of fizz on the tongue; mellow oaked and calamine notes; TCP and alcohol in the finish. Sweet-sour; a little industrial in feel. Robust calamine, yeasty fruit, musty cork, slight edge in the aroma. Not bad, not great. The flatness ultimately does it no favours.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, just on cool. Bright, radiant orange amber and still. An eggy, woody burp subsides to reveal a very clean, plump, ripe apple pulp nose, sweetish. Good, fruity palate, sweet, rounded and ripe apple flavour, very clean. Nice firm body, smooth finish that is long, sweet, full of fruit and quite woody, showing a lot of oaken barrel notes. Very easy to drink, simple and clean without pretension. Not too bad at all (50cL, BBE 07/12, Tesco Taunton, Somerset)
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Clear gold with a touch of carbonation. Plenty of medium sweet apple juice with a touch of oak wood and medium finish. Drinkable, if not wonderful.