dzudohonor (169) - POLAND - JUN 23, 2017 otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: sun-bleached orange with a steady stream of bubbles thanks to bottle-conditioning. Pours vivacious with a solid head and bubbly collar.
Nose: freshly pulped apples and orchard musk. Tingle of tartness and tannins in the back; apple skins. Green pears. Musk, leather, and hay dust along the edges. Cinnamon powder.
Palate: pulpy, chewy, fresh. Skins and seeds and musk follow fresh pressed apple flesh. Full mouthfeel – chewy and bubbly in front, then creamy and juicy with a dry musky finish. Tartness in the middle follows into the finish. Green pear musk.
Final Thoughts: whoa… A champagne of ciders to be sure. Of the earth. Terroir. Dirtoir. Laden in orchard bloom, musk, dew, and juicy breeze. It would be interesting to see how this cider would age and so I must acquire another bottle or three.
Łał piękny kwaśny i stajenny aromat (funky), w smaku już raczej słodziudkie jabłuszka. Pyszny. seposso (1) - - JAN 1, 2017 does not count
Initially acrid notes of baby urine softening into a mildly astringent bouquet of putrefying verbena on dampened stone; yeasty afterglow and a pleasing finish. Capa (3304) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2016
2011 bottle drank Nov 10, 2016. We bought this bottle, sort of forgot about it, moved overseas, left it in a dark basement for a few years, found it, moved it to a fridge, etc, drinking it today. I figure it has gone south since it’s only 4.5%. Annnnd, I’m totally wrong. This is really great. Clear medium orange golden. Sweet, apple, light suffer, a very faint smoke note. Nice dry apple finish. The flavor is complex but very well blended. Such an enjoyable cider. Great. slowrunner77 (12060) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Very similar to the non-organic version (3.7) - perhaps a little more musty and the apple seemed a little more dramatic/fresher, though I could have been imagining that. Slightly preferred. Bule (2166) - California, USA - NOV 18, 2015
750ml bottle of 2014 vintage. Pours a pale orange color without any head. Medium sweetness. Nice apple flavor but a little mustiness.
Inbreak (6132) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2015
30.09.2015, 0,375l bottle (2011 vintage) shared @ BBGTC tasting:ej (1330) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015
Nice slightly fizzy shortlasting head. Aroma is dry funky, overripe (almost rotten) crowberries, oak, brett, apple skin, yellow apples, moss. Taste is sweet grassy, apple skin, oak, yellow apples, sugar, overripe crowberries, hay, grass, weeds, cheese. Slightly dry funky mouthfeel. Fair enough, kind of interesting.
Bottle shared with BBGTC. old bottle. Pale golden White bubbly top. Aroma is oxidized, Heather, crowberries and Wood. Taste was even more oxidized, dishwasher liqud and cheese. Some yellow Apple peel. Light body ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Wow, a low-strength vintage (2011) cider! Thanks for sharing! :-) Pours a clear light golden body with a small white head. Nose is sawdust, wood, crowberries, yellow apple peel and hints of caramel and apple cores in the back. Taste is dusty apple tones, wood, yellow apple peel, blue cheese, caramel and hints of brown sugar. Funky oxidiation going on here, I like the unexpected flavors coming out of this one. Boutip (6392) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle: Poured a well carbonated dark golden color cider. Aroma of funky apple notes with light residual sugar and quite a bit of smoke is unique. Taste is dominated by loads of smoked apple notes with light residual sugar notes and funky notes are also discernible. Body is full enough for style with great carbonation. Glad I was able to try this unique cider which was quite different from the norm but also very enjoyable. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Bottled. Golden colour, not much head. Aroma is sweet apples, some quite ripe apple like sweetness, mild sugary notes as well as some yeasty and semispicy notes. Flavour is quite similar, and also has a quite nice earthy and spicy touch to it with mild vanillla in the finish as well. Quite wellbodied, which gives the impression of a higher abv. Still easy to drink, and also works as a sipper.