Holmen2 (1228) - 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 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.
wimpyjoe (4424) - 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 (537) - 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 (1144) - 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 (2200) - 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.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 Appearance: Clear golden/amber.
Aroma: Apple, floral, honey note, slight earthy/wood quality.
Taste: Medium sweetness and low/medium tartness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, dry, sweet, slightly tart, apple, honeyish finish with alcohol warmth developing and alcohol notes in the taste.
Comments: Tasty. Rating is for 2012 vintage.
2013 Vintage: Clear golden with bubbly white head on the pour. Aroma is tangy apple, toffee, buttery, and has white wine notes. Taste is medium sweet, low/medium acidity and tannin. Palate is thick grainy texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, apple finish with white wine notes. Comments: Very good.
dEnk (4049) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ De Molen. Aroma is champagne, Apple, brett, barrel. Flavour is apple, champagne, fruits, some wood.
olliejobbins (950) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from tesco or waitrose. pours clear yellow/amber. aroma is of tart apples. good carbonation and very nice strong taste of apples. i’d have this again.
sulawang (644) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Visual: Pours light golden yellow, initially with lots of fizz, no head retention at all, no activity, a barren wasteland.
Nose: oaked filtered apple juice, some sour/tanginess, minor funk (4/10-pungency)
Attack: watery, sour
Mid-palate: almost salty, light tingly-crisp, (5/10)-fruity sweetness, (MAIN) lots of oak, very yeasty, mellow apple flavour
Finish: lager-like crisp sweet oaked apple finish.
Summary: Drinks like a semi-sweet oaked apple flavoured lager. The oakiness really stands out but other than that, it’s quite unexciting.