dynamiteninja (1467) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very pale gold. Thin white head with zero retention. Apples and oak notes. Bittersweet. Dry finish. Quite good.
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9oz bottle -
Since BevMo had many of their unusual ciders on sale, I thought why the heck not. I enjoy a refreshing cider that’s not overly cloying, and so far the two I’ve had from Weston’s were both really nice. Apples in the aroma on this one, but so is just a hint of wood/oak barrel. Almost reminds me of a champagne, but not quite. Flavor has strong notes of apples, vanilla and oak..much more present in the flavor than the aroma. Finishes with a slight acidic/vinegar like ending. A nice showcase of apples without becoming candy-like.
TheCametron (1730) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale yellow with no head. Tastes of zingy red apples. Acidic. I’m not really a cider man.
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Clear golden pour with a very small white head. Nice beads down the glass. Sour apples and earth on the nose. A little sweeter in the taste than expected. A touch of wood and ground apples. Nice stuff
tiong (3611) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle @ Pannuhuone, Kuopio
Pours clear pale orange with no head. Aroma has notes of Apple, pear and fruits. Taste is fruity with heavy notes of apples and pears. Slightly sticky finish. Nice, well balanced cider.
suurjuust (961) - ESTONIA - OCT 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 vintage. Pale gold, no lasting head to speak of. Nose is sour apples, acidic notes, yeast, wooden notes. The taste is less complex than the nose would suggest - mainly acidic apples, with some wooden-yeasty undertones. It’s good, but not great.
BeerBaboon (1519) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, pale golden. Earthly aroma of apples and yeast. The flavour and palate are not as good as you could assume based on the aroma. Sweet, apply and dry. It’s a good cider.
hawthorne00 (2351) - 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 (7199) - 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 (2600) - 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.