Benzai (9646) - 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 (4528) - 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 donít have head). Smells apple, wine, oak. Tastes apple, wine, wood, slightly corky. Itís probably pretty decent, but Iím not a fan. Medium body, no carbo.
BitchPls (618) - 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 doesnít taste anywhere.
Holmen2 (1580) - 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 (10541) - 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 (5328) - 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 (704) - 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 (1328) - 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 (2461) - 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.