danlo (2936) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Oak Barrel, Sydney. Yellowy golden colour with a fizzy white foam head that rapidly dissipates away and aroma of apple & a slight vinegar note. Taste is fruity apple, green apple, apple skin, tangy, citric and some drying tannin. Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, dry tart finish. Quite OK.
ComradeK (1198) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, pale straw yellow. Sweet and tart apple notes, lemon and some mild floral notes make up the aroma. Tart, acidic apple notes introduce it, but it does soften a little, with some sappy, slightly woody notes and more savoury apple. There is a touch of lemon in a dry finish. This is perhaps slightly too acidic up front - it feels a little out of balance. Nevertheless it does avoid the sweet and sugary trap that catches out a lot of the vast range of newly-released Australian commercial ciders.