danlo (2753) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. 500th Cider rate. Orange golden colour with a foamy white head that lingers and aroma of apple pie, vanilla, caramel, woody oak. Taste is tangy apple, apple pie, wood, oak, vanilla, fruity, musty, lightly funky and tannic. Light to medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry clean finish. Very drinkable.
DuffMan (9755) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2016 shared at the Grand Tasting. Bottle. Dry profile, with slightly vinous apple, soft vanilla, and subtle funk. Nice.
cheap (5546) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG2016. Sweet ice cider arom, smells so yummy, makes my mouth water thinking about it. Pale yellow. First taste I think this is something between an ice cider and a good real cider. Oh, so nice. How could this not be an ice cider? It’s so refined. Overall good apple experience. Just plain good stuff. Refreshing compared to all those uncivilized american wannah bee ciders out there. Big thanks to the rateberian who brought this one. Yes, a simple reliable really good cider experience.
AdamChandler (4797) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pale yellow. pretty bottle. aroma is okay, muted apple juice. tastes bottle conditioned. Very musty, warming, boozy and sweetness is very muted. I’m impressed by the similarities to a fine wine. great work.
JStax (5761) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at RBSG. The beer is a clear copper with a white head. The aroma has apple pie, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, sweet apple pie taste. Dry finish, but mostly sweet. Not much carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel.
Ferris (13586) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Fantastic cooked Apple and a slight funk. Clear gold. Semi sweet and light funk and nice acidity. Lovely balance.
jtclockwork (15455) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of apple, light sweetness - med body
Nate (4263) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 750mL, RBSG grand tasting. Moderate cider aroma, apple with musk. Clear with amber hue, no head. Light carb and medium-light body. Sweet Normandy-styel cider with fruity finish and light crisp after.
jcwattsrugger (12298) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle @rbsg-pbgh GT. thin disappearing white bubbles-yellow. A-apples. T-apples and pear. Sweet start, slightly dry finish.
77ships (8517) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ Ganzerik. Rich cider with lots of sweet apple nots but real sweet apples & not some sugary affair. Sweetness is cut with light funk. Very nice. Hazy golden. Nose is sweet red apples, real apple sweetness, light red apple skins. Taste is light funk that cuts the sweetness, faint candy sweet red apples, light red apple skins. Bit hazy body. Very nice.