luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 Boy am I’m smitten! I love this stuff!
Rerate on the ’05. Cider pours a hazy, medium bright gold color with a small, fizzy, diminishing head. Head fades into a white ring around the glass; fed by trails of lively stars of carbonation. Looks like Champagne.<P>The aroma is sweet and wild with moderate-to-heavy yeast notes of horseblanket and barnyard, band-aid, light notes of bread dough and B Vitamin. Vinous with moderate fruit notes of red apple, white grape.<P>The flavor is heavily-to-moderately sweet, lightly acidic with a longer-than-average, moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightlybitter finish. Pleasant genuine apple aftertaste.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carboanation is fizzy. Simply beautiful!
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2007 (draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY: 2002 vintage) Hazy orange color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is full of tart apples, sugar, earth notes, barnyard, and random dryness. Smells very earthy and warm. Taste is dry and tart with hints of apples and champagne. The finish is dry and semi-sweet. Tastes like a mix of champagne and a very good saison. One awesome cider and I’m glad I was able to have it.
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2002 Vintage Rated March 2006. Bottle courtesy of Probiere I believe. Slightly hazy pastel yello, big frothing white head diminishes leaving a champagne like appearance in the glass. (3+) Aroma is unexpectedly different, barnyard, wood chips, musty church basement. (7+) Flavour is intriguingly different, musty/yesaty character over a tart apple base. Lingering farmhouse character long into the aftertaste. Light funky citrus notes? (7+) Light effervescent palate. (3+) Very interesting beverage. Fans of funky saisons and biere de gardes will find much to love here.
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 vintage. Pours a hazy dull gold with zero head. Funky, sour, wet wood aroma. Oaky in flavor with smoke, leather and lightly tart apple. Nice body with a sweetness that counter balances the tartness. Quite still on the palate.
TURDFERGUSON (4056) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(2004 vintage) pours golden with a head that forms as fast as it dissipates. aroma of fermented apples, grape, and organic funk. very nice. palate is very refreshing with fresh apple taste. much better than any american cider i have ever had, though i would like to go back and try them now and maybe to a vertical of ciders. good carbonation. funky! i like. my first cider rating!
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, 2002 vintage) Pours a lightly cloudy golden body with a thin white head. Aroma of apple, bandage, organic earthiness, and a hint of wood. Flavor of apple with a farm fresh organic quality. Dry finish.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy living appearance. Aromas of cider mills and an earthy smoke. Subtle latex. Flavour of fresh off the mill cider, slight lemon puckering. Very refreshing.
Nuffield (4130) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy, deep yellow, low head. Aroma: band-aid, a sense of being natural, organic, pure, some bowling alley, and apple. Smooth and sour, excellent going down. One of the best French ciders I’ve had.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow body with a patchy network of bubbles. Nose-horsy, barn, band-aid, fresh plastic. Taste-apples, elastic, smokey, earthy, yeasty. Excellent, excellent cider. Great mix of cider, earth, yeast, and smoke. Has that classic wild yeast taste that is unique in unpasteurized French ciders
JK (6046) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first French cider and I loved it. Cloudy appearance like a wit with sediment. Some barnyard to the aroma as well as apples. Sweet sugar and sour funky weirdness.