Oakes (18531) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
Pale yellow. Wonderfully clean, slightly sweet aroma of apple. A slight astringency in the palate, and an alcohol note. Very clean example of the Norman style. imdownthepub (15131) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2004
Bottled. Pale Gold with added carbonation. Sold as a bit of a special in my local posh off licence, how could I resist? In the end a fairly standard Normandy type cider, acidic, green skin but heavier on the alcohol. Overwhelming carbonation for me, but a decent try. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Clear straw with champagne bubbles. Aroma is medium sweet apple, alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, crisp/tart apple, finishing with sweet alcohol. I lack the expertise to rate this knowledgeably, yet enjoy it quite a bit nonetheless. jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
Tastes like the apple juice popsicles I used to make with an alcohol undercurrent. Body is crisp and very effervescent. Flavour is pleasanty dry and tart but the aftertaste left something to be desired. MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2004 The regal champagne of ciders, king of the Fanciful Orchard of Triumph, displays its dry ambivalence and scrumptious sweet/sour apples, all while abstaining from ostentatiousness...Gorgeous metamorphosis of syrupy sweetness into prosperous acidity, all born on powerful shoulders of alcohol...The reign is meritorious, drenched in hedonistic episodes yet balanced with the utmost class...
TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2010
Bouteille verte de 750 ml, avec bouchon de plastique, achetée directement à l’abbaye. Arôme: Légère odeur de pommes sucrées. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Saveur: Léger goût de pommes et de miel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sec. (Rating #3333) Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 28, 2003
Very clean, light. fresh apple aroma . Light sugar , fruity notes . Tart apple, dry finish, true. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Enjoying this with Argo, PeterA,and Kathy. Well my 1st rating of a cider. Nice fruity component with a tart and sour finish. Nice lively mouthfeel and warming alcohol touch. Mikey likey. jgb9348 (6434) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Golden coloured body with a fast-dying white head. Pleasant aroma of musty apples and not too much else. Super-carbonated; Great finish: dry and bubbly-very nice to try! I had this bottle at the Winter Party at Oakes' place in Toronto, Canada on 05-December-2003. I owe a large amount of thanks to MartinT for supplying this 750 mL bottle to the party for us all to try! tom10101 (6226) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle (750 ml), shared with family. Clear golden with no head or lacing/legs. Aroma is heavy with alcohol and solvent notes upfront, little to no apple presence and really not much else. Taste is also heavy with subdued apple presence and plenty of nothing as it’s really really dull. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Heavy finish. Hard to drink. Not refined at all. There’s nothing good about this cider. It’s super heavy, but also not flavorful at all. Garbage.