FatPhil (9271) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap (Sivu Kirjasto, Helsinki)
Clean, but a bit feeble, apple juice aroma. Pretty watery palate, fizzy too. Why do they waste water diluting ciders to this strength. Oh yeah, for the mass market. Well fuck the mass market, and fuck westons for pandering to them. Feeble apple juice taste. Actually, fuck westons for having so many dodgy aliases. Iím guessing this isnís so much about the cider any more, itís about the profit. Finish is not worth describing. Sorry, but westons have lost the plot.
Lowenbrau (1898) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Sweet apple aromas, with subtle tart ones. Pours golden, clear, with vanishing white head. Hig carbonation, crispy, some tart, but more into the sweet side. Enjoyable.
Marduk (2637) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Sour, apple in aroma. Apple, mellow, slightly sweet in flavor. Nicely balanced.
Cunningham (4429) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with a bubbly head. Apple nose. Medium body. A bit dry and lots of apple flavor. Nice refreshing cider.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in StrŲmstad, Sweden]
andregoncalves (1386) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from el corte ingles, lisbon. Golden yellow color with almost no head. Carbonation is medium artificial. Aroma is not rich but still thereís some yellow apple here.
Lore (1033) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
golden colour; aroma and taste of sour apple; high carbonation; ok cider
olliejobbins (767) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught pint. Pours a weak light yellow colour. SHARP but sweet taste. Slightly carbonated but quite smooth.
Melker (204) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I usually donít drink cider but this was decent. Apples (of course) and spices. Dry finish.
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at ChurchKey. Clear bright golden color. Aroma of dusty and slightly smokey apple flesh. Taste is wet apples and skins, medium finish. Nice.
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Clear, pale gold, low bubbly head. Faint apple nose, some skin, fresh fruit, a touch funky and perfumey. Rather tangy apple flavor, light tannins, sweetness comes out more in the middle palate. Also somewhat perfumey in flavor, in a fake way. A touch gassy. Basically like an industrial cider. Drinkable but nothing interesting.