sulawang (1004) - 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.
Finn (6284) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske 0,33l. Gave fra Fin, Loz & Isobel. Delt med Rune under rateseanse i H9 1 Okt 13. Lys gylden. Lavt skum som flater raskt ut. God eplearoma. Smaken er også eple. God - men uvariert. Alkoholen er godt kamuflert.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - JAN 25, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle 2012 from Tesco: Sour and bitter, earthy and old oak. Apple flavours are not clean and fresh.
However the ensemble shows a kind of unity when the purpose is a rustic strong cider with a low carbonation and a sweet finish.
s_hartshorne (2599) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2012 vintage morrisons. Yellow colour no head. Aroma is apples. Taste is sour apples with a medium dry finish. Good body low carbonation. Very good can taste the quality v refreshing.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lions pub, Aarhus, dk.
Golden with no head. Aroma of apples. Flavor with oak, fruit and sour
SarkyNorthener (3973) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from tesco. Very pale yellow cider. Aroma of apple. Taste is medium dry, lots of apple flavours and some wood. Not pumped full of sweetener like a lot of other commercial ciders. Decent.
mike_77 (5308) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale colour. Light wood in the aroma. Quite a sweet one with just a touch of woody dryness. Low carbonation, smooth and a bit buttery.
garthicus (2906) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottle. Appearance: light orange/yellow. Zero head. Aroma: quite ’scrumpy’ , fresh apples, a little wood, tart. Flavour: fresh apples, somewhat smokey, wood (oak), bacon, weird. Not that those flavours are bad, just that they’re unexpected. A smokey cider. Hmm.
Rune (11054) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cider gift from Fin & Loz and Isobel, many thanks. 330ml bottle, vintage 2010, with a glass in a box. Clear straw coloured body. Bubbly ring to the rim of the glass. Sweet dry apples on the nose. Taste of dry and sweet apple juice. Smooth ending. Totally masked alcohol. Far too sweet for me, sorry (shared with Finn at his place in Tromsø, 01.10.2013).
zvikar (4129) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Vintage 2010. Pours yellow with no head, aroma of apple, green apple, freshness, flavor of green apple, lemon, apple juice, some alcohol, light bodied