MicroGrog (362) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had to pick this bottle up out of town, as all my go to shops sold out rather quickly. Cost was about $7. BB: AUG11
Sam Adams imperfect pint glass. Bright golden lacquer color. Mostly still pour.
Smell is uninspiring, but thankfully subtle. Warm plastic, boiled apples & table sugar.
Taste is better though. Honey, wood, chardonnay-like butteriness. Lip balm. Bitter apple cores & a minor influence from sulfites & bland yeast. Can’t shake some of that plastic. A light tang that doesn’t quite get tart in my opinion. Decent acidity. A bit sweet for a "dry" cider as well.
Initial slick mouthfeel turns dry on the finish. Carbonation provides some necessary crispness.
Very decent. :)
tommann (3673) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours a light golden with little carbonation. Aroma is sweet apples. Sweet apple start, some tartness in the finish, which is dryer, but I was expecting a bit more.
Suttree (6325) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells realy nice. Most ciders do, actually, even the poorly made cheap ones. I liked that this one was drier, and not overly sweet. Some weird funky notes, too. Crisp and easy to drink, although maybe a little fatiguing towards the end.
Fin (10382) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that I picked up from Sainsbury 21.08.10 and consumed the same evening. This is very welcome after the very sweet Great Divide 16th Anniversary beer, and crikey does this wake the old taste-buds back up. Pours mid gold with medium carbonation. Touch of honey amongst the apples This is lovely & crisp, a very refreshing cider with tart appleskin in the mouth. I’m enjoying this, but I wonder if my enjoyment is being enhanced because of the disappointment of my previous beer? A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
Blockley (104) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home
I can’t understand why this is rated so highly, it really isn’t particularly good to be honest. Pours a golden colour, slightly darker than the average cider, no head. The aroma could stand to be stronger, what is there is mostly apples and sugar. What really brings it down is the flavour; it is almost absent. Flavourless apples with a slight dry finish is all there really is to this one. Mouthfeel is pleasant and it manages to not be watery. Could have been much better.
travita (4970) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is clear, no head, some legs, and golden in color. The smell is butter, apples, and fruit. The taste is apples, butter, and fruits.
ComradeK (1200) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours a deep gold, fairly dark for a cider. Well-carbonated, and thus has a pleasant, sparkling mouthfeel. Crisp, fruity and very refreshing, with a neat, dry finish. Rather a good cider.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a transparent yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of band-aid, apple, earth, barnyard, wet wood, and sulfur. Flavor of apple, band-aid, and wood.
thirdeye11 (6158) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(500ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium yellow with a thin film of carbonation on top. Nose of sugar, tart apple. Taste of red delicious apples, sugar, nicely sweet. Medium-light finish and well carbonated.
mar (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. gold with a white head. sour apples, light tartness and more apples. nice on the palate, apples, light sourness and an easy apple finish.