GoufCustom (949) - HONG KONG - MAR 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle as "Zeffer Crisp Apple Cider" bought at foodGARDEN in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok.
Clear very pale golden yellow colour; Razor thin head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Very small lacing with active, very small carbonation; Aroma of apple wine, with apple peels, strong yoghurt tartness, light wood and strong tannic; Very light sweet taste of apple wine, with very strong yoghurt tartness, moderate carbo, light earth, light wood, light alcohol and fairly light tannic; Light body. Thin and fairly dry palate; Mouth feel is close to a dry cider but not quite - almost devoid of sweetness and strong tart impression, yet it still have some wetness and not at all boozy. Light touch of earth and barrel, but tannin isn’t strong at all. Okay… Fairly dry after taste. Tart and easy to mouth.
Comments: Not as exciting as the fresh-tasting Red Apple Cider, this one’s forte is tartness, near-zero sweetness and fair dryness. East to go down with fair amount of feel good factor here. Fair enough.
GlassBrass440 (179) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clean Apple aroma. Balanced tart and sweetness in the flavor. Semi dry finish.
wlajwl (4257) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is apples, mild sweetness and a hint of band-aid. The flavor is apples, tropical fruit, fruit mild sweetness and a very tart/dry finish.
Ernest (6515) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Head is initially very small, fizzy, fully diminishing. Body is light yellow. Aroma is a light note of apple, hint of ammonia. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent. Surprisingly poor.
crossovert (8496) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml green bottle. Clearish gold pour, fizzy white quickly dissipating head. Tart apple nose, relatively clean, some earthy notes. Falvor is light, slight vinousness, slight rotten, not ultra dry. Decent.
Frank (3203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a refreshing beverage but not the most flavorful thing in the world. It looks like glass of carbonated apple juice which is basically what it tastes like. To it’s credit, it is not all sweet and gross like some sort of apple flavored soda and it doesn’t have any of the strange phenolic notes that can be a problem in some ciders. It is just a little bit tart and vigorously carbonated, which makes for a nice and drinkable beverage. It’s a good drink, I just wish it packed a little more punch.
sm89walt (1783) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg - Pomeroy’s, Christchurch. A clear, pale gold with minimal head but an obvious effervescence. Aromas of both red and green apples with a sour/sweet balance. Light to medium body, medium to full carbonation and a modest intensity though somewhat lingering tart finish. Firm, crisp and refreshing if on the predictable side.
turnermj (5) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some fruit on the nose but not overly expressive in any way. Clean, crisp golden colour and nice acid through the palate. Really like the dry finish on this cider. The fruit comes through without the need for large quantities of residual sugar, even though the acid is quite high.
LePistoir (10) - Alabama, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 Wonderfully light with slight Apple and citrus without being too sweet. Carbonated and great really cold for a refreshing drink on a hot afternoon.
ciderpro (5) - - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden colour. Crisp apple flavour, medium bodied with a dry, lengthy finish. Great drop.