oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@HBF2006. Hazy yellowish golden colour. No head. Aroma is sour applejuice along with some sour wood as well. Flavour is sour apples along with wood and some sligh baconlike notes. Aftertaste gets some slight bluecheese-like notes.
Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange colour. Applejuice, beechwood aroma. Dry and tart with a wooden flavour.
RichardGretton (4298) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@Quorn Octoberfest, 2007. Cloudy golden cider with a sweet and mild aroma , and a plainly sweet flavour. Overall an average cider.
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2010 Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 4/10/07. Opaque orange with minimal head. Aroma was a mix of yeasty farmyard and inviting apple juice. Flavour of tart apples with a very long dry finish. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV. Excellent [4.0]. Re-rate at the Cotham Porter Stores, Bristol 22/03/10. Much sweeter this time around, with a distinct caramel edge and lacking in complexity [3.2].
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4   Pale(1)->Dark(5) : 2   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 1
Intensity : 4
Yeast : 3   Bread : 4   Hay: 2   Brett : 2   Floral: 3   Wood: 4   Leather: 4   Barnyard : 2   Medicine : 2   Phenols: 4   Cheese : XX   Vinous: 4
Caramel : XX   Honey : 2   Applesauce: XX   Appleskin : 3 Pear : XX   Tropical FruitsXX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3 Juicy: 3   Sourness : 2   Bitterness: XX   Farmy : 3   Complex: XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1 Chewy: 2   Sharp: 3   Chalk : XX   Astringence : 4   Tea tannins : 3   Alcohol : 1
Comments: An excellently balanced, pretty juicy, aromatic cider with solid apple flavours that are complexified by lots of farmy character.
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Burton Fest 07. Yellow orange and bright. Aromas are earthy sweet apple with sticky caramel followed by vinegar sourness. Flavours are sweet apple that is almost malty. Dry, earthy and sour with ripe sweetnes. Complez and very good.
HogTownHarry (6131) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jugged At The Harp, Covent Garden, London. Cloudy orange pour, wee little frothy head. Surprising funky, acidic aroma - at first I thought it was a lambic with some apple added, but it settled down to tart overripe apple, moderate alcohol, even sweet and slightly "off" white wine. Taste was incredibly smooth, this seemed like it had just come out of the press, tart fresh apple, a hint of lemon juice, alcohol - it was exactly like cask cider, if there is such a thing - anyway, it was fresh and complex and nicely sour. The body was a tad light, but the feel on the tongue was exquisite, no carbonation to speak of, but nice and sour and refreshing - man this was good.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Polypin at GBBF 07. Cloudy bright yellow. Strong sherry aroma with some sweet appley dry tones. Mouth is strong on the tannins, fruity, zesty, refreshing. Finishes tannin and sharp.
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bag in a box at Kent BF 07. Orange/gold cloudy, no head. Cheesy apple aroma. Really a very fine cider, good fleshy apple juice. Ridiculously refreshing, dry, but not overpowering. One of the better ciders. Lots of fruit and character. Superb. I was there at Reading this year when it won Champion Cider of the Year.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2007 A Mes rate:
Bag in a box at Kent Beer Festival. Lovely cloudy orange appearance. Quite funky and pooey in the aroma. Flavour is superb. Lovely and sour. Maybe not quite dry enough for me but there are plenty of juicy and puckery apples. Excellent woody character too. Dry finish with just a kick of lip smacking sweetness. Very interesting. Excellent mouth feel. Damn good cider.