yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pale golden with no head. Lots of sourness in the aroma, along with apples and yeast. Sour apples, yeast and some medicin-like notes in the flavor. Thin, astringent mouthfeel. Lovely and refreshing cider. (060518)
Fin (6640) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Clear and Pale Golden colour with slight mustyiness in the aroma and the faintest of appley aromsas.Very easy to drink for an 8.2% cider apples and oakiness in flavour all in all quite a decent number.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle. Pale golden colour with a weak head. Aroma of oak, apple, alcohol and some sweetness. Flavour of apple, pears, oak, wood and alcohol. Ends up very tasty.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mmmm, alcohol soaked apples, my favourite!
With all the subtleties of a kick in the bollocks, this was actually a lot easier to drink than most modest strength ciders. Poured into a pint glass, quite cool but not chilled. Obscure looking, extra large bubbles burst to the surface in a clockwise eddy forming a dense ring of froth on the meniscus. The body of cider a painfully pale, clear gold with a tinge of yellow. Fresh, in fact very fresh, well rounded and doughy soft-pulped apple nose with just a touch of acidic prickle. Soft in the mouth, but lacking in subtleties. A pleasant level of sweet juicy apples with a touch of pear softness starts it off before it dries right out and is all alcohol (apple wine!) down the back and through to the astringent and dry swallow that shows just a touch more fruit. Body fills out and it’s well rounded flavourwise, and besides being almost bi-polar (flavour one side, alcohol the other) it’s very well balanced. I liked it, nothing extraordinary but it went down a charm for a high ABV cider. (50cL, BBE 01/08, Jandakot Liquor)
JonMoore (1650) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden colour with plenty of visible fizz. Pretty nice apple aroma, not too sweet. Fruity and fairly sweet flavour with some earthiness and noticable warming alcohol in the finish. Pleasant mouthfeel. Good.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. As with many other Weston bottles, this is a pale affair with some tart apple, plenty of fizz and an echo of oak. Rather polished rather than rough-edged but still a half decent drink.
Hanna (10) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear gold colour. Semisweet natural red apple aroma. Very sweet (but in a natural, fruity way) and slightly sourish red apple flavor. Slightly earthy and faintly mouldy. Hint of caramel. Dryish aftertaste and mouthfeel. Delicious, but maybe a bit too sweet.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsbury. Pale gold, no head. Some rubber upfront, but then fresh apple fruit aroma. Carbonation in mouth is ok. Bit more rubber, but some nice apple/peach flavour. Finish has some intense syurupy fruit and good dryness. Above average commercial cider. But then what do I know about cider?
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. - Woody nose. Quite sweet taste at first, but with a slightly harsh acidity in the finish. Easy drinkable for a 8,2 % cider.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 I like this one, because reminds me the spanish one, which I like. Nice colour.