rood (92) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
If you would like to smell & taste jasmine, apples, honey, hay, sweat, than this is your cider. Awesome mouthfeel. Excellent balance between the sweetness and the acidity. Very nice cider! badgerben (5187) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Cork vintage stamped 2004; tasted August 16, 2009. First and foremost, the cork looks disgusting. Very worn, dark, nearly black, and the interior isn’t much better. Almost looks moldy. Thankfully, it seems to just make the clear golden liquid in the bottle smell that much more like an ancient stone cellar. Quite musty, honeyish and red apple skin. The high carbonation hits first, and doesn’t give up. Musty apple flavor. Lots of wood, cork, leather, earth, and slightly over-rippened apples. Sweeter than most Norman cider, but manages to still finish dry. Excellent. Bordelet is still underrated. goodbyeohio (36) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Unique. Luminescent golden pour with orange tinge. Aroma of fermenting apples, slight tinge of cider vinegar with an underlying vanilla note. Perfect carbonation introduces flavors of overripe apples which lead in to a smoky, band-aid-y type phenolic, but light and compliementary. Not too much to detract. Makes a low ABV cider like this quite interesting. Overall this is a light, sessionable chugger which has depth if you care to look. Really enjoyable however probably best quaffed in the summer months. OldMrCrow (2440) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2015
750 ml bottle, caged and corked with a curious mushroom-shaped cork. For my 100th cider, I thought I’d pick up something special. I wasn’t quite sure what that would be, and so I was delighted to find this -- my first Eric Bordelet -- on the shelf at QFC-University village. JulienHuxley (5809) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017
Opens with a faint puff of funk and pours a bright apple-juice yellow with abundant fizz. Indeed, this is richly carbonated and sparkles on the tongue. The aroma is a fusion of rich apple and a mild barnyard funk that keeps things interesting. The flavor follows, blending three elements together: the rustic funk, the sweet apple, and a tart acidity. The combination is really good together. It’s my favorite Norman cider to date, both because it works so well and because it lacks the aggressive sulfuric aroma from most of the others. It’s also light and refreshing at 5%. To me, this seems like an inspiration or target toward which some of the best PacNW artisan ciders are aiming. Very happy to have tried it.
tl;dr summary: Worth the money.
Bottle. Clear gold pour with big frothy white head. Aroma is really nice, nice clean apple juice aroma with just a few light farmy notes, straw, cider apples, light dusty notes. Taste is nice and crisp, fresh apples, mild but not sweet. Palate is light bodied, strong carbonation. Very crisp, extremely easy drinking. Delicious.
Ernest (7697) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2005
2002 bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is clear light amber. Aroma is a strong note of ripe/sweet apple, with minor notes of green raisin, caramel, and flowers, hint of grass. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Not the most *complex* aroma in the cider world, but very luscious and natural smelling. Exceptionally clean and wonderfully balanced, though, wow! Very difficult to stop drinking. m4rest88 (389) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Pours with a light brown hue with absolutely no head whatsoever.
Aroma is of sweet apples, champagne, and a tad bit of alcohol. Flavor is slightly astringent at first but then evolves into a sweet apple taste that tastes slightly like apple pie.
Medium mouthfeel, with lively carbonation!
A great Cider - done know why its in the 66th percentile! berntholer (1617) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
ivorywhite head that disappears fast but not completely (!). goldenyellow colour. aroma bit of old cheese, lots and lots of apples, bit of pears. taste is applesauce, apples with a rather sweet finish. medum body, rather carbonated. not much sour or funk character, but there is soo much taste of apples here, impressive. weird the label reads "brut" and the description here reads "demi-sec", indeed rather demi-sec. bottle 75cl / thanks rood! Ysok02 (1564) - Mons, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2016
Egalement, un très beau cidre plus serré et tendu que le précédent, la pomme s’exprime pleinement et offre une belle complexité au nez et la bouche allie rondeur et fine amertume. omhper (25154) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2008
Bottled at Byns Crêperie & Ciderie, Stockholm. Clear deep golden, small brief head. Pleasant yeasty leathery flavour with a fruity intense apple flavour. Mid sweet and lightly sparkling. Juicy with tannic apple skins bitterness. Very drinkable and quite complex.