hawthorne00 (2215) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold, medium bead. Aroma of mellow apples with a little wood but no tartness. But there is a little there in the mouth because the apples are quite sweet but get cleaned up before a touch of vanillaish oak. The wood is pretty prominent after a while. The cider is OK but plain beforehand.
Meilby (6263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 500ml vintage 2010 @ The Golden Lion, Århus
Pours clear pale yellow with no head. Aroma has notes of light sour apples and yeast. Taste is light sour and light sweet. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is flat.
tommann (2445) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours pale gold with medium carbonation. Aroma is slightly sour and a touch acidic apples. Taste has some wood to start. Dry, sour apple finish. Tastes a bit too tramp juice-esque.
MikaJuhani (28) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle @ Lobby Bar Vaasa. Soft applegarden aroma. Nice golden color with small sparkles. Quite rich sweet/bitter applejuice taste. Some alcohol comes trough. Not so longlasting taste. Smooth palate. Not a special but ok!
Hansen (6164) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden coloured and clear. Has a white head, fully diminishing. Aroma of apples, alcohol too, faint almond? Flavor starts moderate sweet, some acid and light bitter finish. Dry texture, some alcohol too.
Zita (4232) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
sweet apple aroma,golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, lively, long finish,
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle at Rotary Pub, Göteborg, on May 27, 2011
Clear straw yellow color, very small white head. Acidic, apple scent. Apple. acidic taste. Moussy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.
Ernest (6018) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing.
Body is light yellow.
Aroma is notes of pineapple and apple.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
The pineapple note is distinctive and fun, but overall there’s just not much to this. Sweet and simple. Hogan’s Medium is the easy winner of tonight’s cider showdown.
mikkopen (770) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, 2009 vintage. Three years after joining Ratebeer it finally occurred to me that you can rate ciders here, too. Here goes. Clear pale yellow colour, thin white head. Tart, dryish fruity apple aroma. The flavour is sweetish, dominated by apples, and with notes of vanilla and oak. Nicely warm finish. Tasty.
bhensonb (10216) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Henry Westons Special Reserve Cider 8.2% from the Vacaville BevMo. Pours pee yellow with some crispy fizzing. Nice appleskin aroma with a touch of oak. Flavor is sort of golden apple with some mild oak bitter. The oak sort of builds up with time. Very crisp and clean. Definitely less than sweet. Good stuff.