sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured bright golden with minimal froth. Aroma of sweet apple and wood. Medium, smooth body, flavour as the aroma.
Fukito (1008) - Santiago, CHILE - OCT 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours a clear birght yellow/ golden color. Aroma is apples with some mineral and slight musty notes. Flavor is fruity yeastiness with a slight saltiness at the end. Medium to light palate, fairly dry. Nice drinker, but would expect a tad more complexity at 8.2% abv.
berkshirejohn (5834) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle from my local Co-Op, the 2013 Vintage. A really well balanced cider. A pale straw colour with moderate carbonation; oaky aroma, but some fresh apple too; crisp green apple taste, but softened and sweetened by the wood; and a smooth, satidfying finish. the alcohol is well hidden, but provides a gentle warmth.
JefVerstraete (2772) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from supermarket. Orange colour, medium carbonation. Well balanced cider with aroma of green apples, some sweetness and oak. Rather dry finish. Very good cider.
allmyvinyl (9052) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pale gold, no head. Apple aroma, no real oak presence. Surprisingly thin for the alcohol heft. Dry finish. OK.
Jagger2013 (7) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Henry surely is the godfather of cider. The unassuming label shows what looks like a sweet old man of years gone by. But in reality that sweet old man is a double hard b****** that is going to give you the time of your life! he’s insane, he’s wild, he’s the instigator. This cider tastes great, I have drank a lot of scrumpy and mainstream cider in my time and this is the happy medium. The best thing about this cider is the fact that it doesn’t seem to contain any alcohol in the taste, there is no after taste either. But it kicks like a mule, one min you’re fine, next minute Henry has punched you square in the jaw and taken your legs out!!
Lappy (26) - 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 (12617) - 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 (5503) - 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 (728) - 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.