suurjuust (2875) - ESTONIA - OCT 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 vintage. Pale gold, no lasting head to speak of. Nose is sour apples, acidic notes, yeast, wooden notes. The taste is less complex than the nose would suggest - mainly acidic apples, with some wooden-yeasty undertones. It’s good, but not great.
BeerBaboon (1971) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, pale golden. Earthly aroma of apples and yeast. The flavour and palate are not as good as you could assume based on the aroma. Sweet, apply and dry. It’s a good cider.
hawthorne00 (3510) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold, medium bead. Aroma of mellow apples with a little wood but no tartness. But there is a little there in the mouth because the apples are quite sweet but get cleaned up before a touch of vanillaish oak. The wood is pretty prominent after a while. The cider is OK but plain beforehand.
Meilby (10959) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 500ml vintage 2010 @ The Golden Lion, Århus
Pours clear pale yellow with no head. Aroma has notes of light sour apples and yeast. Taste is light sour and light sweet. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is flat.
tommann (3352) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours pale gold with medium carbonation. Aroma is slightly sour and a touch acidic apples. Taste has some wood to start. Dry, sour apple finish. Tastes a bit too tramp juice-esque.
MikaJuhani (28) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle @ Lobby Bar Vaasa. Soft applegarden aroma. Nice golden color with small sparkles. Quite rich sweet/bitter applejuice taste. Some alcohol comes trough. Not so longlasting taste. Smooth palate. Not a special but ok!
Hansen (8415) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden coloured and clear. Has a white head, fully diminishing. Aroma of apples, alcohol too, faint almond? Flavor starts moderate sweet, some acid and light bitter finish. Dry texture, some alcohol too.
Zita (6126) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
sweet apple aroma,golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, lively, long finish,
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle at Rotary Pub, Göteborg, on May 27, 2011
Clear straw yellow color, very small white head. Acidic, apple scent. Apple. acidic taste. Moussy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.
Ernest (7323) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing.
Body is light yellow.
Aroma is notes of pineapple and apple.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
The pineapple note is distinctive and fun, but overall there’s just not much to this. Sweet and simple. Hogan’s Medium is the easy winner of tonight’s cider showdown.