berkshirejohn (6170) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Tesco’s, Camberley. Golden amber, quite a fizzy pour, with a shortlasting white froth and moderate carbonation; fresh apple aroma, with traces of vanilla and oak; smooth with a floral taste to start, but immediately developing a dry oaky body, with perhaps a touch of honey to soften it. A pleasant, easy drinking, but very dry, cider.
jfb (5743) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of heavy custard and apple pie, almost buttery, with some hints of olives, earth and toffee. flavour is mostly apple juice and yeast, with some more olives, a hint of cherry stones and a slightly tannic semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
CanIHave4Beers (4047) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a clear golden color with a champagne like big rise and fall head. There are lots of tiny bubbles rising in the glass with an occasional big couple of bubbles.
The aroma is certainly "appley" but has quite a bit of wet limestone basement character along with some mineral water.
The flavor is indeed basically dry. It’s got a good big of apple rind and bitter apple flesh. There is maybe just a touch of honey in there. It’s got a light minerallity a characteristic that is far more defined in the aroma than the flavor of this cider.
allmyvinyl (9661) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml bottle from Tesco. Pours clear yellow gold, no head. Aromas are old cider and sweaty socks. Taste is indistinguishable from any other mass market cider. Bit Strongbow-y actually. Kinda dry at the end. Not my thing. Not sure why I bought it really. Oh yeah, the rate. Bit sad that.
McTapps (6559) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a clear deep golden colour with medium body. Aroma of ripe apples and caramel. Taste of ripe apples, caramel, honey, ripe green apples and flowers. Dry finish. Refreshing and easy to drink - not a bad one.
MichaelAwesome (6483) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tesco, Eastbourne shared with McTapps. it offers a fine nose of apples, vanilla and sweets. Taste contains some flowers, more than ripe apples and some lemons. Sweetish start transforming into a really crispy and dry end. Enjoyed that one a lot due to its eomplexity and hidden sweetness.
deanso (9475) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from ABCbeers.
Thin white head. Clear pale golden pour. Very drinkable. Nice and dry.
kermis (11554) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the get Dean to 5000 tasting, thanks to Deanso. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of sweet red apples, tart apples, light woody notes and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
FatPhil (14478) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 500ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Nice pale orange, quite spritzy carbonation. Lovely dry cider aroma, has some hints of juicy fruitiness, but there’s a sharp acidic spike that’s really clear - some almost acetone-like hints, and old wooden school desks. Spritzy in the mouth, a little watery, but refreshing. More dry apple, bitter skins, again back to the school desks. Finish leaves apple skin dryness and bite. Very nice filtered cider, so full of real apple, but dryness very nice too. (I’d say it was heading towards medium dry rather than dry.)
Rerate: Gave it a couple of extra points, really enjoyed it. Perfect balance between sweet, fruity, sharp, and dry. More please!
shoestring (367) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Basically, its apple juice with a light booze kick. - kind of sums it up. slight fizz. not great, not awful -forgetful but I owuld have again just to rerate in future