kajser27 (1785) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 28, 2016
Clear, golden colored, fizzy, small+ white lasting head. Aroma is of apples, strong apple peel, bit funk, some wood. Taste is medium- sweet apple juice, apple peel, bit woody, light funk, very dry finish, very light to no tartness. Light bodied, average carbonation, watery. Refreshing and light, summer stuff!
Fin (10472) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle consumed at Cropredy ’Fairports Annual Reunion’ Festival, Cropredy, Oxon, courtesy of Bob (cheers Bob) Friday 8th August 2014 Pours warm gold, pleasantly refreshing sweet apple pie cider. A reasonable sweet cider it is a little dry but mostly sweet juicy apples. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.4 coranc (35) - IRELAND - JUL 21, 2014
750ml bottle, cork and cage opening. Clear amber / golden pour with sweet apple aroma. Dry finish. No overpowering taste - like everything has mellowed and blended. Enjoyed this. beastiefan2k (3900) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2014
750mL cork and cage bottle. I only bought this because JoeMcPhee and Can gave it good ratings. I should have listened to the average. Aroma smells like Motts apple juice. A little bit of sweet apple skins to slightly offset the strong apple. Just a little too much sweetness. Flavor sweet apple up front but ends decently with not dry but way less sweet finish. The strong carbonation helps offset the apple. I feel like the cider starts in a bad place but everything else pushes it forward.notalush (5866) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Thanks to Eugene for sharing - smells kind of "juicy," sweet, like Mott’s applesauce - flavor is simple, but not as sweet as the nose suggests - there is a moderate, balancing acidity - some light calcium/mineral through the middle - finish has some mild phenolics - it’s alright, but a bit simple and sweet.
sulawang (1154) - - APR 6, 2014
Visual: Sealed with a twisty top + real cork. Be careful this one is a gusher when opened. Pours a clear deep golden orange with a smallish mildy lasting bubbly head, clusters of fast activity, a thin layer of retention.
Nose: fruity apple juice but without much sugar, airy and slightly acidic (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: dry, fizzy, yeasty
Mid-palate: (lvl-0)-fruity-yet-dry sweetness, medium acidity, (MAIN) oaked apple, yeasty, light lemon citrus
Finish: tart & dry apple finish.
Summary: This one is deceptively dry considering the rich appearance and lively activity. I appreciate the burst of natural apple flavour but actually prefer my ciders somewhat sweeter. Thus I can’t say I love this one. McTapps (6856) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2013
Cider bought in Belgium and brought back home. Pours out of the bottle in a clear golden colour with medium body. Nose of ripe delicious apples. Taste of red ripe apples, caramel, grass and sour berries. Very smooth and easy to drink and not too sweet what I find important with ciders in general. Enjoyed it a lot. MichaelAwesome (6516) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2013
A nice and very decent Cider with some apple and sugar in front and a slightly bitterness in the end. Refreshing, crispy, quite easy to go. A second bottle would have been nice. CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pours a pale golden, and basically looks like Champagne, similar color, similar persistent tiny bubbles, similar quick rise and fall of the head. Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2013
The aroma is perhaps a bit faint, but what is there is nice... plenty of apple some nice dustiness... a little white grape.
The flavor is very interesting, decidedly not one-noted... not even in the apple character. There are certainly some bitter apple notes here, distinct apple skin, less tart and fruity apple flavor from this one, although neither of these is left out all together. A touch sweet for something I would call Brut, but what do I know? Altogether it’s fairly dry and it certainly finishes dry. Some mustiness adds a small layer of complexity. Altogether there are far more soft and well rounded flavors here than anything brash, the bitterness is nice but not overwhelming, much as the tartness & dryness, everything works together very well, it’s not the most exciting cider but it’s well balanced, interesting, complex, and easy to drink. I can’t ask for too much more than that.
Bottle @ Lindenhof, Baambrugge.
Pours very orangey, with quite some carbonation.
Light nose, fairly sweet taste. Not many sours, bit applepie. Finishes more dryly. Not bad.