TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared a 750 ml bottle with some family. Nice smoke on the opening. Poured into a wine glass. Deep butter and gold color with quickly subsiding bubbles. Steadu riseing carbination. Aroma is a yeasty funk and paper mill. Taste starts a little sweet but moves to dry right away. No real apple taste but you get a little apple hint on the burp. that cargination fills the mouth and nose very well for the high palate score.
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Pdx 2013 cider summit - pours a cloudy golden color. Interesting aroma of grass and hay. Taste of sweet apple, slightly boozy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured draught at Gingerman NYC. Pours slightly cloudy without much head, medium carbonation. Aroma of tart apple and straw. Smells like an orchard! Tast is beautiful, full bodied, balanced: tart apple with the slightest bit of honey. Really a fantastic cider.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with Ann. Pours a fizzy pale gold with lots of short lived head. Aroma has a lot of horsey brett character. Taste is a great balance of sweet apple flavors and a funky brett influence. Very carbonated, couldn’t drink more than one. Really good.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2001 edition. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange, with furious carbonation and a rapidly dissipating white head. Aroma is mostly apples, with sourness and wood. Taste is not surprisingly mostly apple, relatively little tartness, maybe best compared to a macintosh, has a gueuze-like feel, with some of the barnyard components, mildly acidic, and this baffling salty/ smoked bacon flavor near the finish, then drying. I’ve had very little cider tasting experience, so I recognize this as good but can’t compare it to others of this caliber. Very good overall.
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 Great cider, carbonated like a chanpiegne. Sharp on the tounge at first taste, interestng on your palate. Well balanced. Airy, Flavor of sour apples. This cider makes origional sin its bitch. Would live to get another bottle. Drank at L’Express in lower manhattan.
Niksko (616) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light golden with some very bubbly, effervescent white head. Nose is really funky and musty. Flavor is much the same, with some apple tartness, some yeasty notes. Why can’t all cider be this complex and intersting?
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange tan with a huge head that fades quickly. Aroma of tart and sweet apples, and a hint of vinegar. Flavor is initially a nice tart apple. The finish was a bit off and had an almost cloriseptic like flavor. Very good up until the finish.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2000 vintage from a 1.5ml bottle. Pours a nice hazy golden. Very sweet apple on the nose almost like processed applesauce. Very carbonated mouthfeel with the sweet red apple coming through prominantly. This might have been a little over the hill, and I will try a more current vintage to re-rate if need be.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Red, Wine, and Brew somewhere up near Eastlake, OH.
I think I also tried one of these at a tasting courtesy of Darren, but not sure if it was the same one or not.
This is the best cider I’ve had to date. Pours with a lively champagne-like carbonation that instantly creates a large white head. Aroma is dry with notes of sour apple and yeast. Flavor is a nice combination of sour and sweet apples. Finishes dry. Super easy to drink.