Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
0.75l bottle @ RBNAG11. Pours a cloided pale straw-yellow body with no head. Aroma has yeasty apples and some sugar. Yeasty flavors, kinda sourish and not great in my book.
abemorsten (2943) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at the RBNAG-11 grand tasting. Hazy, pale golden body with no head. Sweat, barn yard, apples and wood on the nose. Acidic flavor with vinegar and wooden notes and a long petroleum finish. Medium body. Dry tongue. Light astringent.
Sigmund (5342) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at RBNAG 2011. Still cider. Pale straw colour. Strong and nice aroma of cider apples, oak and sulphites. Medium dry flavour, same elements as the aroma.
gunnar (5761) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Shared bottle at RBNAG-11. Pours clear straw colored with a tiny head. Aroma of spirits and green apples. Taste of green fresh apples. OK.
Geokkjer (6111) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma of apples, carmel and fruitiness. Flavor ia sweet and sour apples. Medium body, soft carbonation.
ClubGonzo (4281) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ RBNAG 11 (live rating). Light clear pale yellow body, tiny white head. Strong fresh apple notes, hints of leaves, citrus and mellow wood. Taste is fresh apples, wood and citric yeasty hints. Refreshing and nice cider.
Leighton (12231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at The Dean Swift, London. Pours clear, pale yellow with a few bubbles. Tart apple nose. Great flavor, lots of tart apples, light sugar, light funk. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet, faintly warming finish, medium tart apples that linger. Very good cider.
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (RBESG2011, Grand Tasting)
Dis have sinky crap, but that stayed in the bottle. Vinegary aroma. Very dry and acidic. Close to a UK cider. The apple in this is clear, but perhaps it’s a too dry for me.
Dedollewaitor (14157) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting @ Dean Swift, London 2011. Pours unclear yellow with a small white head. Acetone,pear and apple. A bit of barnyard. Tart and warm.
Martin243 (814) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle ordered in a restaurant in Costa Teguise: Reading the notes above, I think I was sold a duff ’un: It wasn’t "clear, transparent, bright yellow", but cloudy like scrumpy. It didn’t taste good, just sour with a hint of parmesan. but my sample may not be representative. Live and learn!