JefVerstraete (1287) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Rootz, Den Haag. Amber, medium carbonation. Juicy cider, quiet alcoholic. Sweet with light tart apple taste. Good.
caesar (5118) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Burg Bieren, BB 2014, large sample, served in an Oersoep tulip/wine glass. Initially clear golden color, short frothy head, quite some small bubbles around, leaving smooth lacing. Aroma of fresh apples, slight sweetish note, soft oak wood, slight tart. Very nicely balanced. Soft sweet taste, slight sugar, bit dry, slight sour green apple note. Nice combination between sour green and sweet red apples. Soft to medium carbonation, medium bodied. This is much better than the 5% version. And I even think that this balance would be perfect for an ice cider. If only... :-)
deanso (5249) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Biernavigatie.
Thin white head. Cloudy golden amber pour. More tart than the 5% cider. Less drinkable but still a decent cider
goodbyeohio (36) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour is light amber and slightly hazy, some bubbles. Aroma of intense caramel apple and a note of banana-like esters. It has a depth of flavor which relies on sweetness and the finish is clean. It is definitely lacking in the finish and the flavor could have a bit more going on than developed sugars. If this was a regular shelf cider, I’d be in to it, but as something that someone dragged back for me from the Netherlands, it’s a tad disappointing.
Countbeer (4423) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Thanks Elke: Served in a Shaker:
Small lively white head, leaves a circle on top of a hazy yellow colored cider.
Aromas of apple, yellow apple, fermented apple, some apple peel, some manure and a hint of dust/wilder yeast.
Flavours of apples, yellow apples, light citric, light bitter, some dust, fermented tones, yeasty tones, light wood and malt tones. Luckily no glue, chemical or artificial tones...
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, fermented apples, dust and yellow apples with a light light tarty tone.
Medium to fuller carbo, sparkling mouthfeel, medium bodied and a light creamy light watery texture. Not bad but I miss some soul. A bit one dimensional, but better than the others from this ciderie.
bierkoning (10199) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden color. Apple and sulphur in the aroma and flavor. Sweetish with some tannines. Carbonation is soft. Slightly alcoholic.
worldbeertaste (1635) - AUSTRIA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber gold with a thin, fizzy, white, lacy disappearing head. Smells of deep sweet apple, oak and just apple juice. Medium body. Sour apple, wood, grain, with a citrus acidic finish. A bit too sour.
maneliquor (3103) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beer Temple. A nice and quaffable yet complex cider. Some oak and citrus are the highlights behind the bright and slightly acidic apple. Very good
ShivanDragon (1575) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 helder gouden zonder kraag aroma: appeltjes, zuurtje, smaken: licht zoet, licht zuur, appeltjes maar niet zo uitgesproken, niet overdreven zuur, prikkelend, appeltjes hadden iets nadrukkelijk aanwezig mogen wezen. lichte body
sic1314 (3283) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep cloudy yellow with no head. Aroma of oaked apple, quite similar to the 5% but a bit more interesting and palatable.