RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
xtra Stout Bodied. Naturally fermented using a premium blend of fresh pressed apple juice, not from concentrate, and fermented with Irish stout ale yeast, Lansdowne is a rich brown color, it shows a slight hint of butterscotch, balanced by a subtle fruitiness and a slightly dry crisp finish with a uniquely full and buttery mouth feel. Lansdowne never strays off-sides and is uncorrupted by added malt, spirit or grape alcohols, and is free of colorants, sorbate and benzoate preservatives.

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3.5
wchesser (2110) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Pours a cloudy brown with some amber tones. Molasses is prevalent on the nose and even more so on the taste. Apple sweetness is noticeable, but finishes again with more molasses and some honey. Enjoyable, but probably best shared as a treat on an autumn night.

3
thornecb (5994) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Pours a hazy burnt caramel into a Sam glass. Head never establishes and forms a subtle hug of the rim. Caramel apple aromas. Dry with sweet caramel and sweet candied apples. A bit too sweet, but might be interesting to create a dessert with it.

2.9
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2011
(bottle) hazy brown with very little head. Aroma was sweet, but not apple-y. Flavor was sweet, with molasses and a hint of apple. I’m not a huge cider fan - this was interesting.

3.3
patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2011
bottle - Pours hazy brown with a small, rapidly fading head. The aroma is of brown apples and a little alcohol. It tastes of sweet apples with some brown apples character and an unusual (for a cider) caramel/molasses quality. Pretty good.

3.3
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - SEP 26, 2011
It pours into my nonic pint a very cloudy copper or amber color. There is absolutely no head at all and that’s kind of to be expected. The nose is pretty standard in my opinion for a cider. Lots of scents of apples and freshly peeled skins in there. I can pick up a bit of molasses but it doesn’t jump out at you. The taste obviously contains apples with some hints of molasses and brown sugar. Would seem fit for the fall season if it weren’t still so freaking hot here in Florida.

3
poisoneddwarf (2603) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bomber. Pours hazy copper with no head. Aroma is nutty, butterscotch--odd. Taste is almost cloying sweet, weird. The nutty butterscotch flavors overpower the apples almost. At first I thought it was going to be a drainpour, but it started to grow on me a little bit, oddly enough.

3
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to swalden28) cloudy orange pour with little bubbles. Nose of molasses, apple skin, sweet/sticky smelling, and honey. Taste of honey, funky apples, odd yeast profile, and molasses. Interesting is about the best descriptor I can give it.

4.1
hellbilly (3248) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2011
bottle at azwine on 8/10/11. it pours out a hazy amber color. there are a few bubbles noticed on top but it has relatively no head. it smells amazingly like butterscotch covered apples! it is also quite earthy... almost like standing in a ripe apple orchard... fresh air, stems, seeds, leaves, juice and awesome. the flavor is not as apple-y as the aroma but it certainly makes up for it with notes of bruised apples, vanilla, brown sugar, woody molasses, calmyra figs and toffee. i kept saying to my drinking partner that it tasted a lot like molasses, it tastes like friggin’ molasses!... we later realized after reading the label that it indeed had molasses added to it! there is quite a bit of alcohol coming through but that is not necessarily a bad thing. it combines with the fruity acidity on the finish to help clean up the richness. it is thick, lux and smooth but there is enough acid to balance it out and make it incredibly easy to put away. 8/4/8/4/17/4.1+ btw, i later paired this in the dining room with a dessert of caramelized figs from a neighbors tree, toasted pound cake and buttermilk ice cream. it worked perfectly since the cider had a lot of fig newton qualities and enough acid to help out the buttery deliciousness in the dessert!

2.9
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2011
The aroma is raw with fruit (apples), yeast, molasses, and leaves. The appearance is orange with almost no head. The taste is like the aroma and quite sweet. The palate is thin but OK. Overall a nice take on a cider.

3.9
Palidor19 (3190) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2011
quite an amazing cider with lots of character. the combination of apples, brown sugar, and molasses. the palate is medium thin. but the over taste is utterly outstanding.


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