DuffMan (8069) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with my wife and the Corstens on our last night in the maritimes. Lightly golden with brisk carbonation. Lovely pear tart aroma, very homey, subtly spicy. Sweet apple cobbler flavor, lightly spicy. Really brings to mind an apple dessert pastry, but stays light in the mouth and the finish is gently tart. Very well balanced and crazy drinkable. I’ve been quite impressed with this little cidery!
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[1955-20090116] 750mL bottle. Sweet apple skins aroma is sugary with weird flour characteristics. Clear, light yellow body with quick white bubbles. Dry apples flavour seems a tart mix of green apples and macs. Medium body. Average.
(w/ blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, jerc)
garthicus (2808) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by Jerc & Mabel, with Blankboy, GregClow and I. Appearance: Almost transparent, yellow. Slight visible carbonation. Aroma: Light sharp apple. Flavour: Bitter apple, hair stood up on the back of my neck. Very tart. Enjoyable.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007 bottle. Pale straw colour. Aroma is fairly perfumey with a light apple skin aroma over a rich fruitiness. Flavour is very, very dry. Soft apple flavour and a light minerally quality. Soft acidity through the middle. A bit of pineapple and a kiss of vanilla as well. Clean, crisp, well-balanced cider.
CapFlu (4822) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a golden body. Mildly sweet nose of ripe MacIntosh and Pippin. Flavour is nicely tart with a semi-sweet seed tone and some rind. Good.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, Jerc, and GregClow, courtesy of Jerc. Clear, just a tad darker than water. Dry dry dry aroma, almost white wine like with hints of fruit. Taste is a little tart, but pretty nondescript, alcohol not noticeable. This cider left no impression on me at all, it was easy to drink I guess. Pass.
GregClow (2992) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc & tupalev - courtesy of jerc. Extremely pale yellow. Mellow aroma & flavour of fresh apple and dry wine. A slight woodiness in there as well. Uh... yeah, I liked it, but I couldn’t think of much more to write about it.
HogTownHarry (6303) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc and tupalev, jerc’s bottle. VERY pale yellow pour, not much head, slightly oily-looking. Aroma is of off-dry white wine and dry, slightly oxidized tangy apple. Decent acidity in the taste, dry, tart apple - dry, slightly musty, but classy. Medium slick body, mild carbonation but good liveliness, slightly sour and acid finish. I liked it a lot - tart and dry.
blankboy (6634) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, tupalev & jerc -- courtesy of jerc. pours a clear pale, pale gold with no head at all. Aroma of sweet and tart apples. Flavour’s tart and a little watery with a hint of oak. Average bodied. Decent enough but I wasn’t crazy about it.
jercraigs (8670) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2009 2009-01-16. Yellow body with a foamy white head that fades to nothing. Sweetish aroma, light appley fruit. (6+) Flavour has sweetish apple middle but finishes a bit tart and quite dry. Average palate. Decent, simple cider. 7/3/7/3/14 - 3.4 Bottle from Premier, Halifax
March 2007. Bottle, approximately 8-10 months old. Very pale yellow, with a light white ring. Dry wine like aroma, tart apples. Flavour is fairly acidic, pleasantly tart apple flavours. Average cider palate. Pretty solid, a bit more flavorful than their other offering.7/3/7/3/14 - 3.4