ComradeK (1236) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a clear dark amber, much more like an ESB or amber ale in colour than a cider, with fine trailing bubbles. The aroma is quite weighty, with notes of wood smoke, worn leather, apple skin and dry earth, suggesting a pretty serious cider indeed. Its flavour does not disappoint. Initial tart apple and citrus notes give way to a warming smokiness, which in turn is replaced by a full-bodied apple skin and leather flavour. A long, lingering finish offers some sweeter apple fruit, balanced with smoked meat and bacon. A serious, complex, top-notch cider. Comparing this to the sort of sweet commercial cider available en masse at the moment would be akin to comparing Chateau Latour to wine from a box. This would have to be the finest English-style cider I have thus far sampled, on a par with, although very different to, top Normandy ciders. worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Medium gold with a lasting fizzy head. Nice smell of sour apple balanced against the sour tinge. Sweet initial taste with a lasting sweetness and a lingering viniger. Perfectly balanced. Amazing cider. SinH4 (4759) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2015
Golden orange color with white head that goes down quickly. Aroma is semi-sweet green apples, vanilla, some oak and some funk. Taste is so much apples, rather sweet, but oak flavours including tannins bring in a great balance. Towards the end, a phenolic booze feeling kicks in and the finish is quite stingy-spicy (garlic, indeed?) and with a kick. Calm carbonation. A marvelous cider. Impressive how it can feel so full and sweet without really being sweet. anstei (2246) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle. Nice sour apple apple aroma. Very balanced taste with medium carbonation, medium dryness, some sweetness, quite fruity. Light, but very interesting. Impressive! FinnIckler (479) - GERMANY - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle from ciderandmore.de .Pours clear yellow. Nose is acidic apple, but a weird boozy touch. Palate is sooo smooth, the carbonation accumulates at the tip of the tongue. Nice medium dry apple, some oak, some vanilla. Great cider, very smooth, one of the best I’ve had yet.
Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 9, 2013
My Rating # 12100. From Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. Pours cloudy golden with a bubbly head. Fresh red apples with a pleasant acidicity and a hint of wood and vanilla. Dry finish. Really tasty! McTapps (6889) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle from minutemat - many thanks! The cider has got a clear very deep golden-light amber colour with a smooth body and gentle carbonation. Aroma of ripe apples, caramel and mash. Taste of mashed apples, ripe, red apples, light oak / woods, caramel, honey and wine. Smooth body with a very complex taste. Very quaffable and smooth to drink. Loved it. MichaelAwesome (6519) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
Na, das war was Feines ! Diese wunderbare Balance aus kernig und mild, dazu sauer und süß. Dahinter ein wenig Äpfelchen, Pfirsich und Zitrone. Nicht zu vergesse ein knackiger Abschluss mit ein wenig Buttrigkeit. Wow. 77ships (9774) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2015
500 ml. bottle sampled @ “Kaapse Brouwers 1st Anniversary Beer Festival”. Dark orange. Sweetish apple, light sulfur & apple peel bitterness in the nose but sweet nose dominates. Taste is sulfite, bitter apple peel with plenty of residual sugar, dry, sugar, sweet apple,… Plenty of residual sugar & dry body,… Decent & not bad but I don’t really get the very high style score but that might just be my ignorance of cider. ShivanDragon (4120) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
clear golden applejuice, soft co2, aroma of apples, floral, soft, poured very cold, taste of medium sweetness, apples, fresj, soft, some cinnamon, medium dry, some black pepper, little wood, nice artwork on the bottle, and nice...