MicroGrog (302) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 Re-rate: Previous score of 2.8. This year’s batch in a tall wine glass. Nose is briny & tannic & woodsy. Taste is sort of a mash of savory earthy qualities. Shrooms, wet foliage, iron, apple cores, salt. Acid is pretty big, but the finish delivers a lingering tartness. Dainty carbonation. Not quite awesome, but much, much better then I remember.
Sampled at a very sparsely attended tasting at 67 Wine & Spirits during the end of Cider Week ’11.
Table wine color/consistency. Golden.
Very oaky, slightly buttery, veggie scent.
Taste is stemmy & oaky. Watered down savignon blanc. Very leafy. Little bit of plastic. Moderately drying & tannic to start. Low acidity. Decently tart though. Faintly sour. Again, watery. Not my favorite.
Seems that I’m finding I don’t quite enjoy straight, unblended ciders much. Always seem a bit empty to me. /shrug
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a clear yellow with a white head. aroma was apple skins and pear. flavor was much the same with a light and dry body.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 mL bottle at home. Light clear yellow appearance while still darker than many other ciders. Cidery aroma that’s fairly strong with some alcohol in the nose. Pretty strong flavor that’s quite dry. Fairly alcoholic finish.
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at Joe’s goodbye tasting thanks to Jay - musty, complex pear and apple notes. maybe a bit too sweet, but nice.
tgncc (2663) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The appearance is a clear gold, small white head. The aroma is dry, apple, boozy. The flavor is apple, a little drying. The finish is apple, and sour. Decent.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, clear green golden color with aroma of astringent musty apple, flavor of sweet apple juice, sweet soda
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(75cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Weaker aroma- musky. Color of piss. Tastes slight green apple, some bitterness, almost hops (?). Not really a good combination of flavors and while it’s kind of complex, not all that good.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a spare quickly diminishing white head. Aroma of morning dew in an apple orchard, mustiness, and earthy pear skin. Flavor of apple and earthiness.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I brought to Joe’s ridiculous going away party tasting. Pours a fairly clear golden yellow. Vinous spicy citrus, wine and vanilla on the nose. More vanilla and apples in the body. Spicy and tangy.
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(75cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear bright yellow with a ring of fine white bubbles. Nose of alcohol, wood, fermented apple juice. Taste of champagne-like yeast, apple, tart and fermented, right amount of sweetness. Soft and a bit under-carbonated with a light body.