fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Capitol Cider, Seattle
Pale yellow color. Delicate aroma, hints of apple, wax, flowers, pear. Quite dry, and weak mouthfeel; light fruity flavor, a bit peachy; short final.
Delicate cider, nice, but could dare more.
Lukaduke (2039) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium golden color with good clarity and a finger of gaseous white bubbles. Lots of sweet apple juice on the nose with traces of honey and a hint of wet wood. The palate follows with less complexity than expected. Nice apple essence and some very subtle wood flavors. Sweet front end with a lingering tannic driven acidity.
NikkTwist (1529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 Draft at Moriartys. Crisp sour red apples. Meyer lemons. Green grapes. Plums. Medium body. Juicy, sour and dry. Oaky white wine notes smooth out the finish. Had this a few tiimes from the same keg. Early pours were hazy, very carbonated and had some funk up front. Later pours were clear, bubble-free and missing most of the funk.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Binnyís. Earthy apple with some backing straw. Light carbonation but crisp flavor. Mild acidity and light funk. Dry.
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (2012). Pours with a clear pale hued body with a white head that fizzes away. Aromas are of oak, funk, diaper, medium-low sulfur, tannins, strong oak lactones and light fruit. Vanillin. Flavors are medium dry with moderate acidity and fruit tannin, but a pretty strong oak contribution that works well with a mild and rustic brett character. Lightly vinous, with moderate carbonation (could be higher). Not bad.
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty. Very tangy apple, sliht farmhouse, decently sweet. Virtue seems o be making some nice cidre.
alliance100 (605) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle - pours a medium straw/gold. Nice barnyard aromas. Round sweetness leads to a mild funky finish. Excellent , very drinkable.
michaelinwa (583) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is 5.5 ABV, not the 9 ABV shown above. Pours a white wine color, crystal clear, with a light aroma of apple, straw, and wood. Taste leans well to the dry side, but without much tartness. Taste is wood, light apple, lemon and a noticeable amount of brett funk. Overall this is balanced and refined, and would go well with food. Not one I would select just for sipping, but nice with a meal.
CanIHave4Beers (3166) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Draught at that South Loop Binnyís
The cider pours a nice pale color with that light pale yellowish gold color with lots of rising bubbles, it in essence looks like a glass of champagne, which is just grate.
The aroma has a nice apple and damp limestone character, itís not sweet smelling but itís got some fruity and floral notes to it that kind of balance the nice earthiness.
The flavor is tart with a dry finish; itís got some good apple flavor and light apple rind bitterness. The sweetness is present up front but overall the cider is primarily dry. Itís got some floral notes and a touch of earthy minerallity & woodiness.
I most defiantly saw bottles of this on the shelf, so itís a shelf cider.
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at FoBAB 2013 (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice near transparent golden straw hue. Faint haze, loose offwhite head atop dies to a filmy ring, laces small. Aromas are gentle apple, juice, farmhouse, funk, mellow oak. Gentle apple, touches of funk, barrel, straw. Initial is a bit fuzzy, gentle brett, apple, some touches of oak, mellow bandaid element. Middle is a bit more fuzzy, dry, and mellow apple. Some straw! Brett,some bandaid, apple juice sweetness and tartness. Backend is a bit dry, some straw, bandaid and funk. Odd. Finish is dry, a bit tart and sweet, some funk. Odd, a weird note at times. Gentle tartness, cidery feel. Ok. While I understand the time and effort put into this one, the brett presence just feels off to me/doesnít agree with my palate. Itís certainly an interesting and complex project, but doesnít quite work for me. Ok.