martjoobolut (1044) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,5L bottle, vintage 2011. Pours golden with white head. The head stays for a brief moment. Aroma is sour, oak, pears, apples. Flavor is very sweet and sour, apples, pears, wood. Overall: too sweet, but not awful (this may be an alias of 74019, tastes similar).
Senka (719) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. 2011 vintage opened on 27.11.14. Aroma of a decent perry. Slightly acidic. Somewhat resembles barrel aged ciders. Sweet, and fruity. Medium bodied. Easy going. The warmer the better.
minutemat (1888) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Tesco, Shrewsbury. Pours very pale yellow, with a custardy vanilla aroma. Taste is sweet perry pears, icing and a deliciously fruity tang. Nice but perhaps verging too far on the sweet side for me.
MichaelAwesome (4744) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Fine Cider with a gently strong abv background which you will not really recogniye. Ripe perries but even more riper apples with a sweetish aftertaste. Enjoyed that one really.
McTapps (4749) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought at Morrisons in Newport / IOW. Pours out in a clear vanilla-golden colour with smooth body. Aroma of ripe pears and juice. Taste of ripe pears, ripe apples, leaves, caramel and honey.. Easy and smooth to drink, enjoyed it.
SarkyNorthener (2471) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from morrisons. 2013 vintage. Very pale yellow with carbonation. Aroma of pears. Taste is pears, apple peel and some sweet sugar. Decent.
Erasmus_ro (1525) - Alabama, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a rather clear yellow with not much of a head. Aroma is apple, a bit of pear, some vinegar. Taste is rather sweet, but also somewhat sour. Apple is strong as is pear and vinegar. Good sipper.
oh6gdx (21122) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (2011 vintage, from Alko Prisma, Vaasa). Pale yellowish golden colour with not too much head. Aroma is pear, a bit white wine like, some slight vinegar, mild fruit sugars as well as some vanilla. Flavour is sweet fruit sugar, some pear, and mild vanilla. Actually quite nice, and hides the 7.4 % the bottle states very well. Good refreshing cider, which lies somewhere between "mainstream" and handcrafted stuff.
ration (1977) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
20713. Bottle at home. Pours clear light golden with a nice head. Aroma perry. Sweet body. As always too sweet for my taste.
Miksu (4982) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle (vintage 2011) from Alko. Acidic aroma with vinegar, grapefruit, slightly more apple than pear. Surprisingly lambic like aroma. Tastes much sweeter than aroma suggests with grapefruit, pineapple and somewhat sharp vinegar. Pear and apple taste is restrained and comes in the finish. Medium body, low tannins, alcohol completely masked by fairly high acidity. Fairly nice and complex, although I would prefer a bit less vinegar acidity.