mcberko (18930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
2012 Vintage. 375mL bottle at Brouwer’s Cafe, pours a clear blonde with a large white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is wonderful, with loads of brett and farmhouse character. Flavour is funky as hell, with loads of farmhouse funk, yeast, and champagne. Wonderful stuff. A word class cider. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Cloudy golden color,very active carbonation.The head was white and very weak.Sweet apple aroma,with a slight spicey tone to it.Very sweet apple taste,tangy and slightly sour at the end.There is a small particulate matter that seems to be sitting on the bottom of the glass but it doesn't appear to change the taste of the brew.the after taste is definately apple with a slight sweet but mostly sour hint to it.A fine cider IMO i'm surprised the Ciderguy didn't like it as well as i did or Ecrvich,but he's the connisuer,i'm not.stil this is a fine brew. Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Yes, yes, yes! Finally I taste the unpasteurized cider glory again. Da funk, da cheese, da must, da FUN! See, this stuff pours like medium amber bubbly, highly fizzy, white soda head quickly disappearing. Yeasties in my Jever glass. Smell like the must and oxidation of an empty bushel basket after you’ve finished collecting the windfalls. Damp earth like the root cellar when you go in on a rainy October day to get some parsnips for soup that night. Ever so faintly like gym socks. Taste flowers, clammy must envelops the daisies and pushes me down towards the depths....effervesence lifts me and lays a blanket of tannic, winey apples beneath me to cushion the descent. Finish a mix of earthy sweetness and tart. I fall further. So drinkable. Must.....find....more....ciders. Morrrrrrrrre. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Gold Coloring With Small Head. Sweet Apple Aroma. This Was a Very Enjoyable Cider... And Appreciate More, Having Been to the Normandie Region and Having Tasted Calvados as Well. Tart Apple Flavor..Dry At End..Almost Furry on The Tongue.. After Letting It Sit for a Spell...The Apple Taste Became More Descriptive. ...Like Actually Biting Into a Ripe Apple...Very Crisp. Definitly One of the Best Ciders I’ve Ever Had! willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2004
10.31.04 750ml bottle (2003). Hazed pale straw color with silvery-white highlights and a massive white head. The aroma is all apples and champagne; not unlike a sparkling reisling. Very inviting to smell. The flavors up front are apply, sweet, pulpy, and juicy. Midway through the experience a real funk sets in and the cider gets nice and barny with dusty notes, brett. Huh. Sharp and bitter grapeskin finish is very refreshing. Fascinating, I love it!
JK (6280) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2006
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. JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 2003 vintage. Deep golden colour, low carbonation. Spicy apple aroma, cinnamon, soft baked apples, light barnyardy funkiness as well. Malic acid aroma. Flavour is sweet and spicy up front with some earthy dusty notes in the middle. Soft malic acidity and some apple skin derived tannins. Lingering soft tannins on the back of the palate that accentuate the lovely dryness. Funky and earthy. Really tasty... this won’t be my last bottle.
Cloudy golden yellow with a beautiful explosion of fine-laced bubbles quickly falling back to leave a fine white lace. Thick fruity apple aroma, malic tartness, rich sweet baked apple aroma. Light wild yeastiness, some leather and funk. Flavour is very fruity, lightly bready, sweet baked apples up front with some leathery wet hay funkiness. Quite tart in the finish with light vanilla oakiness over the whole thing. Gorgeous stuff.
Ar 9 Ap 5 Fl 8 Pa 4 Ov 16 gscratch (9) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
Golden pour with a slight haze (if you don’t unsettle the sediment). Vibrant white head that dissipates rapidly to a champagne effervescence. Nose of cork, leather, funk, fresh fruit. Bright on the palate with strong notes of sour green apple, peach, grass and earth funk - the sourness is quick though leaving a slightly sweet green apple flavour and aroma. This is a really nice treat. Not a daily driver... 574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Opens with a gigantic pop. Pours a hazy straw gold with a big bubbled white head champagne-like cap that settles quickly to nothing, leaving an actively carbed body behind. Nose involves tart apple skin, a distinctive farm quality with deep complexity, maybe a hint of rubber, quite a challenging nose. Somewhat sweet, quite tart. Light, very active, refreshing yet soft, with a lengthy farmy yeast and bone-dry finish. Excellent cider, so much to take in, very enjoyable. nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
750ml bottle. Clear bright golden color with a lasting white head. Really nice appearance. Aroma has crisp apple, barnyard, bread, and floral notes. The flavor is really nice. Sweet yet not overly so, slightly acidic, very fresh. The palate is crisp and effervescent with a nice mild astringency. Medium body. A really nice cider! One of the best of the few I’ve ticked.