joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Somewhere in Hayward
White Winter’s Cyser pours a crystal clear very faint golden. Still and absolutely glowing through the flute. Leaves some legs after each swirl. Good looking cyser.
Smell is straightforward but definately good. Upfront the aroma consists of slightly musty fresh apples that continue throughout but there’s floral honey on the backend.
Flavor is in stride with the aroma. Not hugely complex, pretty simple actually, but delicious. Fresh musty apples start things off and never fall away. Mid palate the floral aspect of the honey shows up before the sweetness which comes on the finish. There’s a whisper of oak on the swallow that really adds to the flavor. This is a good cyser.
Light body with a somewhat dry finish leaving just a touch of residual sugar. Although the body dries you out this is a quenching and satisfying cyser.
The drinkability is good for sure. There’s zero hint of alcohol and it goes down far too easily for the abv. I could see myself getting in trouble with this.
My second offering from White Winter and they were both very satisfying. Although I’m having this before dinner this would be a great after dinner mead. Pick it up if you get the chance.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first Cyser. The aroma from this clear bodied pale yellow drink is that of waxed apple skins, grasses, and honey. The actual fruit becomes more recognizable in ths flavor. The apple is slightly tart, the grassiness becomes more herbal, the honey becomes more pronounced, and the alcohol makes itself known. The finish is semi-dry and lightly metallic. Interesting.
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BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apple and honey nose on this pale yellow mead. Nice apple flavor over a typical mead flavor. Sampled at the White Winter Winery.
Skyview (5360) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
During May ’07 brewpub tour, stopped at the winery in Iron River, WI. Pours a light clear, green apple wine with some light green highlights. Aroma has scents of earthy herbs, grass, some sour apple and a touch of honey. Taste is light sour apples, pears, and honey with a touch of pepper. Finish is semi-sweet and floral/apple aftertaste.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden color. Apple, mild baking spice and honey comb aromas. Apples and a dry mold hint in the flavor. An interesting cyser. But somehow the apple skins seem to be in there.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deep yellow color.WOW, huge apple aroma!Great apple flavor mixed woth honey.Medium body,and a nice finish.Very Good!
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light yellow mead. Nice apple and honey aroma, with perfumey incense. Sweet mead with more pear notes in mouth, smooth, with some alcohol showing in finale. Sampled in May 2005.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick full apple aroma is mostly sweet with some lightly browning character and plenty of musky honey. Clear pale body with no legs on the glass. Musky, sweet honey flavour has plenty of floral character. Medium body is quite sticky. Bottle.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared with Capflu, Goldorak, beerbuzzmontreal, Boutip and DumDum at the Ciderwinder tasting in Ottawa. Bit of legs on this very light blonde, still oily glass...honey, alcohol, wood and a touch of peppery sharpness in the nose...sharp flavor of honey, vanilla and charred oak, muted sweet apple...mellow but strong finish.
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Still and translucent, and the color of the concentrated lemonade I used to drink gallons of as a kid.
CapFlu and Beerbuzz concur with me, I got varnish/nail polish vapors up my nostrils. It was almost like a amalgam of non-deScript perfume, like when you walk through the perfume section of a department store. I also got orange peel and that sweet mead smell.
Good alcoholic punch, has a more peachy taste than apples, and the finish is a little flat. A very intersting and rare find, thanks Muzzlehatch for sharing.