jtclockwork (14729) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by James at tasting at my house. Pours clear gold. Nose and taste of sugared apple, caramel apple, funky apple and iced apple. Medium body. It’s an ice cider. It’s delicious!
Sigmund (6646) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBESG 2016 in Barcelona, Grand Tasting. Ice cider, 10% ABV. Amber colour, no head nor carbonation. Aroma of almonds and oxidised apples. Intense flavour of concentrated apple juice / cider, sweet. What a treat!
Maakun (3627) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBESG16. Thanks! Clear dark amber with no head. Strong raisins, sweet apple, light pear juice, caramel, sour berries. Very sweet and light sour. Over medium bodied. Really nice.
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber colour with nohead. Apple, wood aroma. Sweet, apple, wood, juice, syrup taste. Medium to full body.
mcberko (14077) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375mL bottle, pours a clear dark orange with a tiny head. Aroma brings out apple acidity, light funk, toffee, and residual sugar. Flavour is quite acidic and caramely, with caramelized apples, toffee, medium apple acidity, and brown sugar. Quite sweet, but not cloying. Not overly complex for an ice cider, but still quite nice. Not amongst the elite ice ciders.
Jow (3382) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Nose is apple skin and sugar. Pours coppery. Tastes of tart apple skin, brown sugar, honey, oak, molasses, and cinnamon. Dry on palate and not at all cloying despite the sugariness of beverage.
ekuentz (1) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma of dusty, moldy apples. Hazy and cloudy liquid, brown-amber color. Taste of alcohol is very strong, it’s sweet but not tart. Dry palate.
Overall: compared to a regular ice cider (Quebec, Vermont), this product is really different, and, to my appreciation, not as good. Maybe it’s related to the kind of apples used and the fact that the juice is not frozen outside during long winters.Typical ice ciders are golden and of clear apparearance, they are very sweet and have a strong aroma of baked apples or sweet autumn apples.
I would not recommend this ice cider.
omhper (23324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! Clear pale amber. Oaky nose with a richness of apple aromas. Sweet and full bodied with soft mouthfeel. Mouthfilling flavours of honey and oak, notes of dates. Mildly warming finish with some apple skin bitterness.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with no head. Has a fruity spicy strong ripe apple aroma. Fruity dry spicy apple flavor with weak hints of cinnamon. Has a fruity spicy dry ripe apple finish.
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
37.5 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Aroma is solid and dry, almost oaky apples. Tannins. Dry, light caramelish. Sweet and almost syrupy. Dry and slight oaky dry into the finish.
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013
Corked bottle from Cervezorama 2.0, Madrid; batch L 12 111 12
Measured Final Gravity: 1040
Amber color, clear, dark shade but quite bright. Sweet aroma, apple syrup, some wood, honey, very light hazelnuts. Sweet but not syrupy; concentrated apple juice flavor, with a peculiar impression of chestnuts and honey; it has some acidity, but much less than the Canadian Ice Ciders; there are some soft tannins in the end, and a minimal astringency.
Pleasant although still to be improved; at least the price tag is very acceptable! (one point more for this).