Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. Apple aroma and flavour. Quite dry and not too sweet. Nice dry finish. Moderate carbonation and a little CO2 prickle.
AshtonMcCobb (1744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from a tap at a stand at the Shrewsbury Flower Show. The appearance is amber, fizzy and generally cider-like, there is a sweet apple aroma coming from the nose and the taste has a deeper more intense stewed apples. The palate is good, as with many ciders, there is depth of flavour, this carries through the middle section and there is a clean zingy finish. Overall, this is a decent cider. The difficulty I have is differentiating in the appearance of ciders which are generally not as pleasing as a beer with a nice head and the palate which is generally good with ciders, as discussed above.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Rather average apple nose, pale gold color with lace. Bland, medium sweet flavor, apple, some spice. Just a touch of tartness. Drinkable and tasty, though not very interesting. Refreshing, not much else going on.
thirstyrabbit (849) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
440ml can. Golden applejuice colour. Medium head. Light aroma of fermented apples. Taste is medium dry and the finish is pleasantly tart. A bit watery palate but this one is still much better than most of the oversweetened local ciders.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap on 7/3/11 - appearance - clear gold with no head. Aroma is crisp green apples. Taste is in the sweet/tart end of the spectrum. Body is thin, but the tartness lingers nicely.
Svesse (5670) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms South, Stockholm, 5 March 2011) Golden colour with brief, white head. Fruity, slightly tart nose with apple juice and a touch of pears. Fruity, slightly tart taste with notes of green apples and a touch of citrus. Rather light body, slightly sweet. Hardly exciting, but well balanced and drinkable.
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap (Lloyds/JDWs Uxbridge)
5 Light sharp allpey aroma.
2 Pale, cleaer and a bit fizzy
6 Sweet, slightly sharp appley taste
3 Watery and sticky. However, there’s some acidic crispness.
10 Pretty tasty, but still clear filtered nonsense.
ComradeK (859) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear medium gold. The aroma is very fruit-driven, with lots of sweet apple and not a whole lot else. There is a bit of tartness to start, but it soon blends into a sweet fruity finish. The palate is neither too dry nor too cloying. Not the world’s most interesting cider, by a long shot, but it has a reasonable sweet-dry balance, and would be a passable easy drinker, if it wasn’t so hard to find.
Borup (4397) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pale golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of apples and sugar.
lusikka (4981) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a clear yellow colour witha small, foamy and patchy head. Aroma of sour dry apples with some wood and cardboard notes. Flavour of sour and dry apples, wet wood, barnyard and sugar. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Not bad and very drinkable.