onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - OCT 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden color with small head. Dry apple flavor with some smokey/tardness notes in the sftertaste. Fresh.
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from Waitrose Windsor, 15/08/15.
Clear golden topped with a modicum of white bubbles, whose obtuse actions in terms of staying to make friends, belied the quality of this cider and left me somewhat less than sanguine upon the initial pour.
Nose was crisp apple orchard, straw, light balsa wood and dung.
Taste comprised pork crackling, apple xauce, straw, earthy, apple core, light wood, vanilla.
Medium bodied, light spritzy carbonation, drying crisp close with apple pie licks.
I was not sure I would become friends with this cider when it all started but when an alligator demands your pajamas, all you can do is acquiesce.
MichaelAwesome (5866) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Waitrose shared with McTapps. Fine one with medium carbo, medium sweetness, slight bitterness and nice touch of apples and honey. Highly drinkable and easy going finish. Really recommandable.
McTapps (5867) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought at waitrose in East Cowes. Pours out in clear light golden colour with smooth body. Aroma of ripe green apples, pears and leaves. Taste of dry, red apples, leaves, straw, pears and sugar. Smooth and medium sweet finish. Nice one.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear golden amber with the white head.
Aroma: Apples, caramel, peat, floral, honeyed, spice and vanilla.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness and acidity, medium tannin.
Palate: Thick, buttery, smooth texture, medium body, low/average carbonation, dry, abrupt bruised apple, caramel , vanilla finish.
Comments: Very good. Rating is for 5% ABV bottled version 2012 vintage.
The_Osprey (3507) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 vintage bottle - clear golden orange, no head, still. Smell - sweet and acidic cider, slight strawberry jam. Body is medium to light, no carbonation. Taste - sweet yet drying, apple juice, a little strawberry, musty. A bit too acidic and over-sweet for me. My teeth feel furry.
HenrikSoegaard (11760) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Yellow colour. moderate apple aroma. Moderate apple flavor. Dry some barnyrad notes. Average finish. Oily palate. nice cider.
minutemat (2587) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012. Bottle from Waitrose at a service station. Very sweet Vintage, almost Normandy like tartness with minimal tannin. Refreshing, mild with little hint of alcohol. My mum would probably drink this.
leaparsons (8916) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Badged as Duchy Originals but I assume this is the same. Pale gold with light carbonation. Aromas are earthy, ripe apple with woody notes and yeast. Flavours are dry apple with yeast and oak barrel. Slightly musty with a peppery, dry finish. OK.
ManVsBeer (5971) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2012 Vintage. Pale yellow with a small carbonation. Medium body and easy to drink.