wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2011. Nose is leather, funk, apples, tart skins, rubber, acetone, blue cheese. Flavor is stilton washed down with applejuice, yeast, funks, basements, slight rubber. Pretty nice. Not as dry as I recall the regular version being for some reason. smith4498 (3676) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2008 vintage. Pours clear dark golden color with fizzy white head. Musty apple aroma. Sweet and slightly tart apple flavor with some mustiness. Light body with lively carbonation. Excellent. jcr (2779) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. 2011 vintage. Pale golden body with a fizzy white head. Aroma of tart apple, leather, lacquer, barnyard, peaches, musty basement. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and moderately acidic. It finishes moderately sweet and moderately acidic. Medium body, watery/sticky texture, lively carbonation. Great balance of apple and funkiness. Taste of apple, then leather, then peach, then barnyard finished with a dry tartness. Complex and refined. nuplastikk (6472) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2010 bottle shared at Levi’s. Ugly, farty apple factory aroma. Taste makes up for it. Slightly hazy yellow-orange body. Not much of a head. Doesn’t taste like it aged well. goodbyeohio (36) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2013
375ml bottle, 2009 vintage squarely indicated on the front label. 10912 is the code on the bottom front of the label, FWIW. pours a golden orange with a super retentive head. there is apple in the aroma, but it is enrobed by notes of bleu cheese, must, leather, and fresh carpet. it hits the palate equally with applesauce, smoke, and basement flavors. the taste is probably the most complex i’ve experienced in a cider. the lingering flavor is concentrated apple with a hint of campfire, which is suprisingly tame for something produced with such wild methods. this really represents the apex of cidermaking, at least until someone develops a new layered experience. drinking this makes me want to seek it out at the source, learn from its maker, and eat a meal in Victot-Pontfol paired with this exquisite beverage. The best I’ve had to date.. thanks Sean!
bottleforager (3211) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours a medium to light gold color with a finger of white fizzy foam. The nose is ripe tannic apples, dusty fieldgrass, touch of cured meat and stone. The palate follows with a touch of sweet baked apple on the front end... from there some warm spice rolls in with cured meat and a bit of funky must. PhillyCraft (7982) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2013
On tap at Teresa’s yesterday. Poured hazy golden. Not much lace or head to note. Smell/flavor are Liquid apple tart with some notes of cinnamon stick, crust, and ripe apples. Very clean and easy drinking 4.5% cider with an awesome yeast presence. Excellent! OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Thanks Harold, for sharing. Nose is big apples, earthy notes, light tart notes, pear. Pour is golden. Palate is medium. Taste is sweet apples with a drier finish. Champagne like, with a light farmhouse quality, slightly earthy. Fresh green apple taste. Nice stuff. Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2008 bottle shared with the ol’ OmegaX. This cider was awesome; with an aroma of blue cheese, honey, apples and a leafy earthiness as well. It tasted plentiful of sweet cider with a tart, almost acidic finish. As it warmed up it became an apple tart with a splash of caramel and even more lambic-acidity. Very well done, and looking for more vintages now. Lubiere (14182) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
A lightly hazed blonde cider with fine bubbling, no head. In aroma, super complex mix of apple pulp, Brett, foliage, and lactic notes. In mouth, superb cider, where apple pulp meets fresh cheese, burning leaves, light peaty character, very nice. On tap at Farmhouse Vermont.