Dermi (721) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Henry Westons, 2011 vintage. 50 cl, bottled. Pours pale yellow, no head. Aroma: Green apples Taste: Moderately sweet. Mild bitterness. Minimal sourness if any. Palate: Light-medium body. Some dryness, yet sweet. Pretty good.
prawlie (1238) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL bottle from Tesco poured into a pint glass. Head disappears immediately, light lager colour with a little fizz. Pleasant cider aroma, nice and fruity. Sour and dry finish, well matured apples. A reasonable drink, but ultimately I prefer the taste of a beer.
JorisPPattyn (8246) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
2010 Vintage A few seconds of white foam, then very clear yellow-golden liquid. Apples, and a sourness that smells acetic, woody, not unlike Oud Bruin (with apples,). Tart, but not acidic, very dry apples with little restsweetness; faraway glimpse of wry bitterishness. Bit watery, thinnish MF; falling flat; little or no carbonation. Rather decent, certainly better than expected.
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very pale starw with a touch of lime. no head.
aroma of apple(!) with a hint of wood.
not really dry enough and a bit too fizzy.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - APR 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 Re-rate 7/29/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Vintage 2010. Apples, a bit of sweetness, a bit of sulphur, light alcohol feel. 6/3/6/3/12=3
Bottle sample at a Westons tasting at Porter & Sons. Thanks Norman Premium. Vintage 2010. Clear golden. Nice funky oaky aroma of green apples and a bit of sulphur. Semi-dry fruity flavor with a drier and slightly astringent finish. Decent. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2
worldbeertaste (1720) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale gold with a slight darkish tint. Sweet start on the nose that moves to a citrus vinager oak end. Light watery, medium carbonation oily. Taste of oak and apples. Acidic and strong.
laiti (6730) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014
50 cl bottle vintage 2010 @ Kerho
Aroma has raw apple, some earthy and leathery notes. Flavour has apple, some oaky notes and hints of vanilla. Expected a bit better, feels like 5% stuff. I like more my ciders (even) more dry.
50 cl bottle vintage 2010 @ home, BBE 10/2013
Aroma has semi-ripe apples and some sugary tones. Leathery palate, low on CO2. Flavour has ripe apples, apple peel, some sugar and somewhat strong, unpleasant and acidic white wine tones. Not that nice. Harsh score estimate: 3.1
joergen (22632) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Ungstrup.
Clear yellow coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma of apples with notes of apple core.
Fruity flavour of apples and apple core.
Fruity finish of apples.
Earlier Rating: 11/11/2006 Total Score: 2.8
Bag in a box.
Clear yellow coloured with a white head.
Aroma of apples, wood and almonds.
Flavour of wood and apples with some sweetness.
Pinball (11071) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear yellow, small white head.
aroma of faint apple , faint dry bitterness.
flavor is dry apple, subtle bittterness, fine english style cider.
Earlier Rating: 12/11/2009 Total Score: 3.4
clear yellow, small smooth white head.
sour, vinagra, sweet apple, very nice dry cider aroma.
flavo ris sour , vineagra, faint bitterness, sour apple. nice flavor. a real cider. alc. totally hidden, i thought it was 5 or so.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Comes as: "Waitrose Reserve Cider". Pours a clear golden with a white head. Spicy apple aroma. Medium body, lowish carbonation, apple, sulphur and a solid astringency leaving quite some tannins on my teeth. 090212
Earlier Rating: 5/21/2006 Total Score: 3.3
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear golden with a rough, dissipating head. Tart apple aroma. Medium body, quite sweetish with distinct apple flavours. Very soft and pleasant, the alcohol is definitely there but yet quite discreet. 180506