BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle labeled "Henry Westons Special Reserve Cider 8.2%". Pours with a very pale clear yellow body with no head. Noticeable bubbles. Aroma of sulfur, light oak, wood, musty, tart apples and some carbonic acid (and malic acid, if not lactic). Flavor is a decent balance of sweet and sour. Some sulfur and a very earthy, musty finish. Oak flavor is near non existent (when compared to the aroma. Some tannins though. Thin with medium to light carbonation. Warming. Okay.
bvc (1178) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle that I picked up in Portland. Pours a bright clear very light in color straw yellow with no sign of carbonation. Concentrated crabapples, hint of vanilla, French oak and a touch of white grape. Meld of sweet tart red apples and tart green, white wine grapes, kind of boozey and wine like in the middle as the apples fall off a bit and the finish is toward the drier side as the oak notes show up with hints of the tart red apple notes coming back in.
lusikka (6738) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. 2009 vintage.
Pours a clear darkish yellow colour with a small foamy head on the edges. Aroma of tart apples with strong oak notes. Flavour of tart, fruity apples, alcohol and wood. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a exceptionally good, oaky and warming finish. Very good. Lets see what aging does to this.
RexTalionis (2856) - FINLAND - MAR 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Poured clear pale golden colour with fast disappering bubbles and no head. Fruity, sour apples aroma. Later on also somekind of faint fertilizer odour appeared. Flavour is sweet with sour apples and vanilla. Dry and pleasant sweet aftertaste over all.
sinkas (289) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2011
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Uncertian why this gets sucha low overall rating. For such a well integrated deliciously dry yet so flavoursome while not wieldng to more earthy sour style
criminally drinkably and appaulingly moreish
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear bright yellow, quick white fizz. Aroma is faint apple, green tartness. Taste is sweet apple, but a bit of metal, florals.
Borup (6788) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear golden colour without a head. Aroma and flavour of sweet apples.
thirstyrabbit (1280) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden colour. Weak aroma. The alcohol is not very evident. Dry apple taste, also something that resembles mushrooms! Some oak in the finish. Interesting.
pivnizub (9161) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Vintage 2005 !!!!): Clear, pale greenish-golden, some foamy isles on the surface; solid and typical - not too sourish - nose: dry apples, not so tart, with a tinge of yeast; moderate to nearly solid sweet-sourish flavour, medium bodied and relatively soft; lingering sweet fruity (apples, what else) and sourish-tart finish. Well drinkable cider with well hidden alcohol........
Shakesbeere (216) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2009 vintage cider. Smell is a little weak. Dry, somewhat sweet, and alcoholic. A decent drink, but the only thing really exceptional about the cider is the sugar content of the apples used to bring the abv to 8.2% (unless there was some sugar addition).