Ernest (7243) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. No head (still, poured as vigorously as I could without getting cider all over the room, so as not to offend Spanish purists). Body is medium yellow. Aroma is notes of cheese, apples, lemon juice, and mold. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic. Light to medium body, watery texture, flat carbonation, moderately astringent, lightly alcoholic. Well, it’s got nothing on the best Normandy ciders, but at least it doesn’t just smell like apple juice. I’m personally not fond of the strong cheesy smell, but I could see some folks enjoying that. Nice balance, it’s assertively tart. Overall just ok.
wlajwl (5547) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is apples/sweetness, fruit and bandaid. The flavor is apples, fruit, dog hair/bandaid and a very tart/dry finish.
GRM (3671) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass, 12-ounce, draught, at Binny’s, trip for Dark Lord Day with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on April 24 2015; eye: yellow, hazy, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: wild yeasts, light apple, acidity, sourness; mouth: wild yeasts, light apple, acidity, sourness, light medicinal, lightly medicinal finale with presence of wild yeasts, light body, rather carbonated, lightly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine
Verre, 12 onces, en fût, chez Binny’s, voyage pour Dark Lord Day avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 24 avril 201;5 œil : jaune, trouble, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : levures sauvages, léger pomme, acidité, aigreur; bouche : levures sauvages, léger pomme, acidité, aigreur, léger médicinal, finale légèrement médicinal avec présence de levures sauvages, corps léger, plutôt carbonatée, légèrement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
slowrunner77 (9619) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tart aroma and flavor. Nose is musty and complex as hell. Flavor not as much so but nice n dry and very refreshing. Top 5-10 cider out of my first 100.
Lubiere (12683) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A murky yellow cider with aroma of beautiful tart apples, horse blanket, lactic acid, Epsom salts, very Gueuze like, very nice. In mouth, a nice tart apples and Epsom salts, very nice and smooth, light bodied, refreshing and pleasing. On tap at Binny’s.
Travlr (20881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Cloudy yellow, flat. Nice aroma of tart applesauce. Taste is tart, fruity, bone dry. Very nice.
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
sour chees aroma,pale, hazy, light sweetness, medium sourness, light body, sour apple finish.
Hansen (8333) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow coloured and hazy. Has a white head, diminishing. Has an aroma of barn and apples. Acid flavor.
berntholer (1555) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
no head. murky yellow colour. aroma of old cheese, lots of funk, horse, apple. taste is citric acid, appels with a rather dry finish. medium body, rather carbonated. bottle 70cl / cosecha propia 2013
andrepintado (2620) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Color is dark gold. No head. Medium to high sourness. Nice acidity. Aroma is fruit, apple, citric and funk!
3fourths (9057) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2014 Bottle. Green apple nose is mostly clean, slightly malic. Puckering lactic acid dominates, acids are bright and salivating, juicy in the mouth but the sugar no match for such sharp acidity. I had Trabanco Sidra Natural twice in Spain, once at their restaurant in Gijon, poured by the fancy-pants cider man... I thought their version was average, clean and simple and without flaws, nothing standing out. This bottle, different or not, is more raw than I remember their sidra, the acetobacter vinegar and pickle note begins to creep on me... but I’ve grown more sensitive to acidity in recent years so it could be me.