fkoolen (3232) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2020 75cl bottle at home, 2018 ed. Nice cloudy golden, big and fast disappearing foamy white head. Complex apple fruity, light funky, vanilla, oaky, light calvados notes blending perfectly. Fine linger, fruity. Good body, medium carbonation. GRM (5882) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2020 Olive bottle, 75 cl, vintage 2017, purchased at the LCBO - Richmond on December 20, 2019, savoured on May 24, 2020; eye: copper with a golden hue, limpid, good effervescence, sheet of fawn head that turns into a small ring, no lacing; nose: wild yeasts, musk, green apple, candied apple; mouth: wild yeasts, musk, green apple, candied apple, light alcohol, slight acidity, finale in candied apple with light medicinal presence, light-medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweetness, lightly fleshy texture; overall: nice surprise
back (3861) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 17, 2020
Bouteille olive, 75 cl, millésime 2017, achetée à la LCBO - Richmond le 20 décembre 2019, savourée le 24 mai 2020; œil : cuivrée avec une teinte dorée, limpide, bonne effervescence, couverture de mousse fauve qui se transforme en un petit anneau, pas de dentelle; nez : levures sauvages, musc, pomme verte, pomme confite; bouche : levures sauvages, musc, pomme verte, pomme confite, léger alcool, légère acidité, finale en pomme confite avec légère présence médicinale, corps léger-moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement charnue; en résumé : belle surprise
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UPDATED: MAR 18, 2020 0.75 l bottle from 'Etre Gourmet', 2015 vintage at 7.5% abv, cellared for about two years. Clear, golden amber with a thin, fluffy, quickly diminishing, white head. Sweetish, slightly sourish, gently fruity aroma of ripe apples, walnut, vanilla and some marzipan. Slightly sweet, a bit sour, quite dry, moderately fruity taste of ripe apples, dust, oak, some honey and a touch of vanilla, followed by a short, moderately tart, fairly woody-dry and a little alcoholic finish. Thin to medium body, a bit astringent and quite effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Nicely balanced and relatively rich cider, really pleasant and easy-going. Still, I expected a little more depth regarding its high rating, maybe aging for too long fades out the barrel too much?! Grumbo (12676) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2019 31/12/2019. Bottle sample courtesy of minutemat, cheers! Pours clear bright gold with a fizzed short lasting white head. Aroma of rich fermented apples, caramel, brown sugar, it's been nicely enhanced by its time in the calvados oak casks. Medium plus sweetness, slight tart edge. Medium body, syrupy texture, average to soft carbonation. Liked this, very drinkable.
Rubin77 (6569) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2019 75cl bottle (7,5%) as vintage 2017 from the cidery (visited 9. 5. 2019), shared with my wife.
F: no real, some bubbles.
C: mellow gold, almost clear.
A: nice apples, woody, apples skin, bit calvados touch.
T: mellow apples fruity, bit calvados, woody, apples skin, vanilla touch, bit more like on the sweet side yet very nice, relatively easy drinkable, soft carbonation, rich fruity taste, very nice but still I expected a bit something more great, fully enjoyed.
sjogro (9251) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2019 Bottle shared on final holiday evening of our little tour-de-France through Mont-Médy (Ardennes), Piriac-sur-Mer (Bretagne) and Les Moutiers-en-Cinglais (Normandie). Bottle bought at the domaine, where I sampled it before. Pours clear golden with some rust in the color. Rich sweet apples, caramel, cinnamon, tangerine, a light tart edge leaning in against the sweetness, softening vanilla of the oak barrels, soft nutty tannins, and warming whisky-like fumes of the calvados come through. Sweet and moderate bitter, tart edges. Over medium body and fine carbonation. The cider has a somewhat fatter body than most, sticks to the glass like a good wine or olive oil and one can almost chew and crunch the
crystallised sugars in this light syrupy apple juice. Complex, delicate and delicious. A beautiful product for sure, but it won’t cure me of my weak spot for barnyard funky ciders. Lowenbrau (5676) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 9, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2019 75cl bottle. 09-07-2019
Courtesy of koelschtrinker. Danke Roman!.
Did I enjoy it: yes
Pours quite clean dark gold, flat fast vanishing white head. French cider nose, with some liquor notes, calvados. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is sweet forward, little sourness, baked apples, wood touch. Good.
PhillyCraft (11638) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2019 Bottle, pours A lightly hazy orange golden with quick disappearing head. Notes of bright and juicy apple skins, oak, misc berries, and funk. Nice mouthfeel with dry finish neongolden (3605) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2019 (750ml 2016 bottle from Etre) Pours clear deep gold with a small rapidly fizzing white head. Notes of lightly sweet baking apple, tart apple skins, lots of oak, touches of brandy warmth, vanilla, hints of bright candied citrus peel, musty funk, light floral notes. The lightly to moderately sweet core finishes off-dry with slight minerality, oaky richness and lots of lingering apple and Calvados. Medium bodied with nice effervescence. A very elegant cider, perhaps not as dry as I was expecting but it doesn't really limit its drinkability.