kraddel (8905) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2017 craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Churchkey. Clear honey colored pour with minimal bubbly head. Nose and flavor bring gorgeous tart apple skins, hints of oak tannin, funk, cheesecloth, and apple juice. Flavor brings a touch less acidity and bite, but still that amazing complex real apple skin character. Clean, refreshing, and ridiculously clean for 7%; I can’t even imagine the volume I could drink were it cheaper. Fantastic.
Pours yellow, no head. Smell is intense oaky. Bit sharp from the calvados' taste is sharp, apple, intense carbo. Nice woody notes, some of the barrel lives trough. Very nice indeed ! Grzesiek79 (4435) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 13, 2017
Many thanks for this Cider to mkujon. Recolte 2012. My version from this year was 7,5%. Juz sama butelka, jej ksztalt etykieta zapowiada prestizowego cydra. Czy tak jest? otoz tak, jak najbardziej. Cudowny aromat jablkowej tarty, mnostwo szarlotki z cynamonem, wytrawne, kwaskowe jablka. Wszystko w smaku i aromacie. Wyglad po nalaniu to musujace babelki jak w najlepszym szampanie, szybko rosnaca pianka, srednio trwala. Jak na cydra to naprawde dlugo trwala. Jasne i klarowne, smakowalo jakby wlasnie bylo z osadem. Pelno jablek i to moje ciagle skojarzenie z nalesnikami z jablkami polanymi kilkoma kroplami cytryny. Wytrawne i ozezwiajace, alkohol zupelnie nie wyczuwalny. Raz jeszcze dzieki Mariusz za tego fenomenalnego cydra. magsinva (1433) - Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2017 Bottle @ The Birch - clear gold, still. Big apple brandy, funk, sweetness, finishes dry. Fabulous! daniele (9680) - ITALY - JUL 2, 2017
bottle 2014 oro carico quasi arancio leggermente frizzante mela buccia legno buona secchezza leggero vinoso luttonm (6763) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Bottle at Portland tasting. 2012 harvest. Cidery white head, clearish yellow. Very funky nose. Sweet, funky yeast. Very rough fruit. Lots of vanilla. Nice.
phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2017
750 ml bottle from The Party Source. Lovely shape and simple label, which states that the apples were harvested in 2015 and matured in calvados casks in 2016. Pours a mostly clear, but rich gold with a small fizzy white head that vanishes, although some tiny rising carbonation bubbles remain all the way down in my stemmed Oakhold glass. Notes of sweet apple, oak, vanilla, earth, caramel, and honey. The aroma is cleaner and more apple-forward and a little tart, while the flavor is sweeter and suggests more sugars. Medium-plus bodied, with low to modest carbonation and a sweet, coating, mostly smooth mouthfeel. Great stuff. rosenbergh (11809) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2017
750 ml bottle. #4151. 7.5%. Vintage 2015. Courtesy of Euphemos.S_Side_Smitty (802) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2017
Clear golden color with a tiny white head.
Musty apple aroma with freshness, cork, cookie sweetness and some vanilla in the aroma.
The flavor is dry apple, must, vanilla, sweetness, some cork and mild dessert wine notes.
Soft carbonation. Almost too sweet.
Pours yellow-gold and clear with a small white head. Aroma is fermented apples and a medicinal botrytis-like funk. Taste is sweet with mellow apple flavors leading to a medicinal fungal finish. Not bad. minutemat (6063) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2017
75cl bottle. Pours clear deep gold, thin white head that persists. Aroma of soft brown sugar, calvados, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, fairly complex with some interesting vanilla, cinnamon and fudge notes rising above a medium apple fruit character. Relatively subtle calvados influence which I think benefits the cider well. Very good. Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle: Vintage 2013: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Lively and quick disappearing white head. Cloudy yellow body.
Nose of apple skin, ferme ted apple, cellar, stone, wood, spice, earth, cabbage, rubber...
Flavour of apples, liquor, bitter tart (not sour), vinous, wood, earth, grapes, apple peel/skin, fermented apples, light dust and sulphur...
Aftertaste is earthy, sulphur, apple peel, tart (not sour), little chemical...
Medium carbo, sparkling mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.
Does not get better with time and air. Every sip gets more difficult... pfff...