Lappy (25) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The Best Cider we have tasted in Australia by a million miles.
These guys at Westons really know what they are doing.
Not sweet and syrupy like all the rubbish sold in Oz but full of flavour, character and taste! At 8.2%abv it packs a punch but you would never know by the balance.
Benzai (10175) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared @ weekly tasting by Dutchdrebus. Clear pale golden color, no head. Aroma is heavily white wine. Taste is quite fruity, vinous, lightly sweet, sweet apple and a hint of cherries in the background. Not sure whether this is good as a cider but I quite like it.
DutchDrebus (4775) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2012 vintage @ benzai. Clear pale yellow colour with no head (I know, ciders don’t have head). Smells apple, wine, oak. Tastes apple, wine, wood, slightly corky. It’s probably pretty decent, but I’m not a fan. Medium body, no carbo.
BitchPls (652) - FINLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013. Golden yellow cider. Mild apple aroma. Quite soft. Some green apples in the taste but quite mild. Very good balance and a nice taste but lacks depth a little. The alcohol content doesn’t taste anywhere.
Holmen2 (1793) - NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden. Aroma of apples and pears. Refreshing cider taste. Dangerously quaffable considering its ABV.
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours sparkling clear gold with a small and quickly vanishing white head. Aroma is apples, fresh and fragrant, light cookie, honey notes and wet oak. Flavor is sweet apples with a faint tartness, light honey and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
ManVsBeer (5848) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco, Leeds city centre. 2013 Vintage. Not strong tasting despite the high percentage. Has a very palatable light texture with good apple aromas and tastes. Pale yellow in colour.
edsspoon (756) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 vintage. Pours pale straw coloured with a fizzy white head which fades to a ring. Aroma of apple, pear and spices with some yeast. Taste is dry and fruity with apple, pear and lemon. Medium sweetness. Minerally and tarte, light carbonation. Easy to drink, perhaps dangerously so.
BRW (1445) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Alimentaria. 2012 vintage. Clear golden colour with small white head. Apple, fuity aroma. Sweet, apple taste, with some tartness. Medium body.
Lowenbrau (2641) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Hipercor, Oviedo.2012 edition.@home 25-03-2014.
In short: a robust bodied cider.
Pours very clear bright golden, with fast vanishing white head, no lacing. Apple, some vinegar and sweet aromas. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Taste is mild sour, apple, fruity. Lingering sweet fruity flavours. Then dry aftertaste. Body boosted by high abv. Enjoyable.