Ciderbilly (3) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled.Hazy orange colured with white head.Soury, green apple (dry cider), yeast.Integrated alcohol,well balanced with long finish.
77ships (4552) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Beerlover_Ben! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. While I greatly appreciate a beer not having honey – nothing should honey ever in it – there is still something odd about calling an apple beer Ninkasi & it having no honey or grapes for that matter in it.Golden, huge floraters, lots of them; Nose is sour apple, light cider, pear, touch barn. Taste is sour apple, light dry cider mixed with some white sugar sweetness, brett, faint lemon, light mineral touch. Light carbonation, touch cider-like body. Way better & more interesting than the rather bland base beer.
timgburns (5) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma has a heavy brandy and mulled apple nose - very Christmasy but without being sickly. A rich slightly cloudy cider appearance of golden/amber. Taste is a rich balanced sour saison with sweet notes. Clean and fresh with a slight creamy and very long finish. No or very little carbonation. Try it before it goes!
zacgillbanks (2740) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with a cider-like apple fruity and citrus flavour, brandy/sherry notes and a warming, creamy vanilla, oak and spicy tart fruit finish. Tastes way below it’s 10% ABV, Excellent!
allmyvinyl (4876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Great Grog. Pours clear golden yellow, long lasting white head. Aromas of cider and brandy, boozy motherlover. More cider than beer. Bitter taste, light apple sweet, good balance. Loved this.
jerd16 (225) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy golden color with frothy - but substantial - clean white head. Clean cider-apple aroma, without the unpleasant farmhouse notes. Almost like a perry with more depth thanks to some sherry, citrus notes and a dash of light malt. Fairly sweet flavor with citric-acid pangs. Yeast. Very light for the abv and extremely quaffable. Refreshing brett-sour dryness in the finish. A little warming alcohol in its wake. Very nice.
teorn88 (3443) - 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
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First up i love the original beer and the low/no carbonation of this ’premier cru’ did disappoint me a little. The beer itself does work despite the carbonation, the apple brandy and the original beer meet up well and there is a balance of flavours that does work. A huge dry finish and Wild Beer have another success.
Garrold (2025) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Hazy, dark straw colour. Film of white head. Homemade cider. Pear drops. Barley sugar. Some marzipan. Taste is woody dry. Some cider acidity. Underlying, toffee apple sweetness. Thick, vintage cideresque, chewy palate. Dry finish. Hint of sweetness remains, though. Comes across nowhere near 10%. The made up word "cideresque", looks lovely, I think.
McNeillR (1504) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rusty golden with a healthy whisked white head. Sumptuous apple and peppery sawdust nose. Rich sweetness abides here, warping the once yeasty tang of the Ninkasi but moving it off centre rather than planking it. Thick oaky malt sweetness in the middle, with a soft boozy skewer. As if someone had left the ripest toffee apple in the fire a bit too long. Carbonation has kicked on since bottling, and impressive Brett crunch on the finish shows its not going to flatten out any time soon.
Bottle, Cornelius, Edinburgh