sebsky (297) - ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2017 ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 bottle drunk January 2009 with approx. 4-6 months age on it.
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.
500 ml bottle @home,bb 05/2019.
Green apple aroma,taste is the same,crisp,fizzy.
gegwilson (3794) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2017
Bottle form ASDA. Blond and sparkling. The taste is moderately sweet apple with a little sherbet and a slightly dry finish. Decent. ManVsBeer (10946) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Very pale golden coloured cider. Has a fairly full apple aroma and taste, somewhat dry, but not too much. There’s a small tanginess too. fombe89 (4034) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 13, 2015
Color amarillo, sabor y aromas frutales, dulce, cuerpo medio. Lowenbrau (4727) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 10, 2015
Fancy bottle. 10-12-2015.
Marduk (8401) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2015
BBD: not found.
In short: mainstream sweet cider.
Pours light golden. Average sweet, little tart, oily texture cider.
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber color. No head. Sweet, caramel, red apples in aroma. Leather, yeast, apples, sour, bit acidic in taste. Dry leather, apple seeds and yeast in aftertaste. Crisp mouthfeel. FatPhil (17078) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2015
500ml bottle - as "work" @ KohtHerrBierkoenig (1627) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2015
Dry apple aroma, pips. A bit dirty from the yeasty astringency. Slightly watery palate, crisp carbonation. A bit too dry and astringent, and fizzy.
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: NOV 16 Pours clear golden liquid, no head, Aroma: autumn red apples, spicy, earthy, bit funky, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour, red apples, tannins, spicy, earthy, bitter, Palate: light to medium body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long earthy tannin aftertaste, Overall: pretty good, perhaps too much bitterness, but overall nice. Enjoyed. magsinva (1425) - Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle from ? - pours Amber with some carbonation. Semi-sweet with a bit of dryness on the finish. Mild red apple thing happening. Meh. joe19612 (3074) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a light gold colour with a thin white head, light aroma of apples, the taste is light with some bitterness and not to sweet with a dry bitter finish.