omega (642) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a funky cider. Little bit perfumed and cloudy on the pour. Quite dry on the finish which lingers.
turnermj (5) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle. Poured clear with a light rust colour. Rich nose with an almost tropical nose, mixed with a slight grassy note. Weight comes through the tannins on the palate which moves to a focused, dry finish. Could enjoy many more of these over the summer months.
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a clear medium gold, with long-lasting effervescence. Sharp tannic apple, citrus, mild leather and a touch of mild Swiss cheese make up the aroma. Sharp, tart apple skin up front is moderated by a touch of sweetness. Dusty, leathery tannins lead into some more fruity apple in the mid-palate, with a clean apple finish. It’s refreshing to find a new world cider made with proper cider apples. Whilst this is not the most complex cider I have had, its tart/sweet balance puts it streets ahead of the countless commercial lolly water ciders.
maneliquor (2787) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours clear golden with a small white hue on top. Nose alludes to a sweet cider with a touch of tart and funk. Some hay there also. Comes across a lot drier than expected in the taste. Some dry hay, grass, underlying lemon biscuit. Spritzy carbonation with a long dry finish but sweetness in between. Odd cider but works very nicely
ciderpro (5) - - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rich deep golden colour. Smells of tropical fruit with a hint of straw. Full bodied with very well balanced acidity and tannins. One of my top ciders
Jimthechap (1483) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale straw colour with full carbonation. Golden honey, stewed apples and juicy (if something can smell juicy, then this can). Fulsome mouthfeel with plenty of on-going tingle all the way to the back of the throat. Good golden loveliness and a definite tartness in a layer underneath. Lip-smacking, not terribly sweet, but not dehydratingly dry.
I do like this.