BiiruBierBeer (1049) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Huge butterscotch caramel smell. Insane butterscotch, caramel, and toffee flavors with cooked apples. One of the most delicious beverages I’ve ever had. KennethArd (570) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
Millesime 2006. Aroma of old apples & fudge. Clear amber/brown with no head. Intense sweetness & intense dryness at the same time. Medium body, sticky texture, flat carbonation & a very long finish. 77ships (9827) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2015
Thanks to Kraddel. Sampled 375 ml. bottle. 2006 Vintage. So this is an ice bock of the famous Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut if I understand the description correctly? Interesting. Pours surprisingly murky for an ice cider, murky dark peach, amber, orange,… Smell is frangipane, apricot, fruity at first surprisingly followed by sticky ice cider apple smell. Taste is huge sweetness upfront, clear oxidation, honey, agave sweetness, lightly warming more typical ice cider taste in the back. Thick fruity body, thick than usual. Interesting & very delicious variation. gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2016
small 375 ml bottle. Pours dark ruby-ish orange, no head. Intense tannin apple core and stewed apple in the aroma. Very nice and well balanced sweet-apple sour body and rich of tannins, taste is apple, sweet wine and white grapes. Wow, this is such a nice dessert wine/cider.
P.S.: if RB puts ciders on its website, the step to wine is just very small (fruit sugars fermenting to alcoholic beverage). The gap between beers and ciders is bigger than that of ciders to wines... Just sayin’. To all beer aficionados hesitating to try wine - this is the perfect bridge between both. Don’t be afraid to try good wine :-).
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2009
Thanks to maniac for this one at the Richmond Gathering. Clear amber with great legs, liquor appearance. Huge apple aroma, just a concentrated shot of it that was wonderful. Flavor was much more complex, with raisins, apple, tawny port and caramel coming through. I really enjoyed this one, for me it was one of the highlights of the evening.
Legato (15) - USA - OCT 4, 2009
Felt like drinking apple sauce. It had a velvet texture and the flavor did not last long on palate. Overall the experience was excellent. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Pours darker, unclear amber with a smaller white head, almost no head really. Aroma brings some sweet caramel and apples, wow. The flavor is even better! It brings apples, butterscotch, and toffee. It is not overly sweet by any means, and no booze at all. The apples settle with a decent sweetness so nicely on the palate. Basically, it is a liquefied caramel apple, like at Halloween. BadAprilia1000 (433) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours a dark brown caramel color with no head. Aroma is huge, very sweet, sticky, caramel, nutty, candied apple, green apple skins, tart, spice, vanilla, maple syrup. Taste is caramel, smoke, green apple, spicy, vanilla, maple syrup, nutty, thick. Crazy thick mouthfeel, very viscous. Overall a great change from normal stuff, worth the price tag to try once. kraddel (8130) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2015
2006 vintage .
Pours unclear, amber-like. Smell is very , very fleshy , some apples. Taste is sweet, very full, bit boozy. Some sweet, spiced coockie flavors in the back. Walnuts build up quite damn intense in the aftertate . Very , very nice ! badgerben (5179) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Courtesy of Joebrew. Pours a deep amber color. Killer aroma of brown sugar and sweet apples. The taste is like the best apple crisp I’ve ever had, full of sugary sweetness, cinnamon and piles of apples. It is very sweet and i can see where that would be a turn off for many (not to mention the price tag). This is definitely not a "session" cider, more like a port-replacement. Out-freaking-standing!