ClarkVV (6642) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2009
2008 bottle drunk January 2009 with approx. 4-6 months age on it.kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
After the delightful tartness of the dry cider from Aspall, I was very curious to try this guy. Similar in appearance, with, perhaps, a bit more amber color to it and equally carbonated. More mushy, red apple-like sweetness is apparent in the nose, with some musty, though I wouldnt quite say tart, notes on the end. A definite woodiness, like wet/damp sawdust is noteable in both these ciders, leading me to believe it must be a house character and not an unenjoyable one at that.
Cleaner, more straightforward in the mouth, with simple juicy sweetness and a less staying tartness/acidity on the finish. Some light alcohol creeps in to the finish and as the carbonation softens, it gets rather "mushy" and probably a little too lifelessly sweet. Good enough though, and the wild yeast/musty house character is a nice touch.
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Name: Organic English Draft Cider
Date: November 28, 2008
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: crystal clear sparkling yellow
Aroma: light apple aroma, hint of sweetness
Flavor: rich apple flavor, light tartness is balanced by a touch of sweetness, light sulpher begins to show up as it warms
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The aroma is fruity and plastic like with apples both tart and sweet. Its also sour and funky. The appearance is pale gold with nice carbonation. The flavor is like the aroma and not pleasant. The palate is typical for a cider and the finish is medicinal. Overall this is bad. zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle purchased somewhere in Chicago with my mentor, CMUBEERMAN, as the guide, (by the way, I have a bunch of ratings to enter thanks to CMUBEERMAN).
Pours clear orange gold, bubbly head that quickly disappears. Aroma is apple and slight vinegar.
Flavor is funky with some vinegar, but still has a crispy apple flavor. I like this because it’s not too sweet. This is way more drinkable than most of the ciders I’ve tasted. imdownthepub (14448) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2008
Bottle, 500ml from Morrisons, Banbury. Pale greenish gold with no head. Reasonably well set up cider, quite basic apple with slightly earthy, farmy notes then a lingering sweetness. reasonable.
hayduke (5187) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 27, 2008
At $5.99 this was expensive so you would hope it would be good. And so it was. From the bottle it poured a very light yellow with a tiny head. Nose is of tart apples. Very fresh mouthfeel. Flavor is of course apples but there are some other kind of spicy flavors. Finish is tart and dry. A superior Cider. SudsMcDuff (8383) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2008
bought a bottle, poured..tried another in the Cooler, then broke out of disgust... is very tart and sour, with just an underlying sweetness.. a whack cider! ..i couldn’t finish either bottle.. gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2008
light yellow. light apple with some nice earthy undertones. flavor is similar. old apples, faint hay. nice lively mouthfeel with a decently dry finsih. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Pale yellow, clear. Aroma is apple and some faint funk, a bit of cheese. Flavor is apple, some woodsy notes, a bit of cheese, and some sour notes. A bit of aspirin springs up oddly on the finish. I rather liked this, but it was quite unusual. Sort of like a cross between a clean American cider and the wild French ciders. cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 4, 2008
Clear light golden. Nice aroma of fresh genuine apples and some wood. Flavour is sweet with some sourness developing. Nice dry finish.