ClubGonzo (4281) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Nose is yellow apples, cider, wood, straw, metal, vanilla and hints of pale malts and farmhouse funk in the back. Taste is apple peel, brandy, wood, pale malts, bretty funk tones and hints of straw, hay, muscat grapes, alcohol and white sugar. Medium to full body, medium to soft carbonation. Smooth, original, intriguing and elegant; I’m starting to like the adventures of Wild Beer more and more.
Nocturne (912) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Jack in the Box, Altrincham. Hazy gold with a fleeting white cap. Aroma shows off the barrel influence well enough. The taste is nicely poised between apple freshness and barrel notes. Lingering fruity end and a slight heat. Wouldn’t guess it was 10% either. Regular Ninkasi was one of the surprises of the year for me, and whilst this throws in a new dimension I think the lovely tart freshness of the original wins out.
s_hartshorne (1875) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg tapped Leeds. Hazy gold slight head. Aroma is apples barnyard taste same great tartness with a good beer bitter finish. Ok body. I can see where there going with this cider beer who wouldn’t like it!!
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
21.11.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry fruity, yellow apples, light malts, yeast, hay, wheat, flowers, hints of bubblegum. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry, flowers, oak, minerals, hay, sour apples, apple skin, yeast, grass. Medium bitteress, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice enough.
teorn88 (3270) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlog rating. Bottle from Utobeer, London. It pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is baked apples, funky, tart citrus, vanilla. Taste is mild sweet medium tart with more baked apples, funk, hay, citrus, vanilla and wood. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Delicious
Stuu666 (4060) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Tart apple nose, sweet and fizzy, rich toffee and apple, interesting.
Brandman (2165) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow body, white head. Aroma has bretta all over it. Nice apple, sour toasty malt, clove, spicyness from the yeast. Really intense and sourly crips aroma. Flavour is bit flat and alcohol forward. The apple, spices and malt are more intense in flavour. Not so fresh that aroma.
rosenbergh (7509) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. BB 15/11/16. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Hazy yellow golden colour with a small white head.
The aroma is yeast, tartness, brett, fruits, mild alcohol and mild spices. The flavour is alcohol, mild sour notes, mild brett and some more alcohol. It’s almost boozy. The delicacy of the "normal" version is gone. Mild sourness in the aftertaste. To be honest I was expecting more...
ghendrix (125) - Cardiff, WALES - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden with lasting white head. Aromas are apples, vinegar, pepper, yeast, light fruits. Taste is quite sweet, tart/sour, only light bitter and light spice. Finish is dry warm alcohol and apples - only the hint of yeast to remind you that you didn’t just sip a dry scrumpy. Really drinkable if you like some sourness in a beer.
BenH (2597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden with white head. Aroma is funky, sharp, cider vinegar, earth, musty. Taste of sour apples, yeast, hint of vinegar, very sharp, funky. Quite sweet and heavy with some hot alcohol and a slightly tart finish. A bit much, I couldn’t drink it.