The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at Watford Non-Beer Tasting, with thanks to Leighton. As ’Lawson’s Finest Lost Meadow Cider ’. Clear orange, pretty still, foamy off-white head. Aroma is rubber, oak, apple, popcorn. Possibly a bit of sulphur just slanting the aroma. Body is light, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is dry apple, oak, Strongbow cider. It’s OK but definitely has a bit of a commercial cider vibe.
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - JUN 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared at the Non-Beer Tasting @Fergus’, Watford. It pours a clean pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma is tangy citric and fruity acidic. Taste is also tangy acidic with notes of lemon peel and Greek yogurt. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, odd but tasty
Scopey (14022) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours clear pale gold with minimal white head. The aroma is musty, earthy, barnyard, sweet apple, some sulphur and a hint of butter. The taste is smooth, crisp, some acidity, bright apple sourness, pear, white grape, gooseberry and sherbet with a dry finish. Light - medium body and fine carbonation. Nice tart edge to it. Not particularly complex, but not bad.
mR_fr0g (11439) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Watford tasting, many thanks to Leighton for this one. Aroma is funky, apple, farmyard, slightly musty. Flavour is composed of dry apple, woody tannin, plastic, woody, tannin, funky farmyard musty apple. Palate is super dry and crisp, tangy woody dry finish. Really interesting funky cider. Good stuff.
Leighton (20640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in Watford - picked up in VT. Vintage 2011. Pours clear gold with a small, white foam head. The nose has dried apples, good funky notes, musty basement. Light sweet flavor, bone dry, with some herbal notes, apple skins. Light bodied, fizzy. Super dry on the finish, with more apple skins, musty funk,blight acidity, lemon peel. Nice stuff.
brokensail (16384) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks, Bobby. Clear golden pour with a light carbonation and small white head. Really, really plain and bland. A touch of aspirin, honey, and pear. Some apple skin and sweet, bottled apple juice. Quite dry and chalky on the palate. Some apple juice and pear, but lots of dry yeast, aspirin, and fruit skin. Meh.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[ Bottle ][ t0rin0 ][ 22oz ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> Clear light gold pour, low sparkling carbonation. Ring of foam. Typical American cider sweet yellow apple nose. Taste is ultra dry, paper, powdery, bland. Way too dry, chalky, nearly impossible to make a cider taste like this....
AirForceHops (6963) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. can bottle thanks to the CT crew at RBNE gathering, this completes my notes from that awesome event. Clear yellow without head. Aroma is rotten eggs, skunk urine and hints of Apple.
Flavor is a bit better with the urine and rotten eggs being more subdued by sparkling cider and hints of musty oak. Lightly tart.
The texture is extremely dry, like champagne. If you can get past the aroma, this turned out pretty good. But if you have bottle of this, not sure how much longer you will want to hold it. Feels like it’s about to turn for the worse.
mcox90 (2029) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at RBNEG. Pours crystal clear pale yellow. Green apple and cat piss aroma. Tart apple flavor with a little funk. Very dry. Not my thing.
radarsock (1184) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 supplied. Many thanks! This is a urinal cake cider...has the aromas of spoiled milk, cat piss, and peaches, and wallpaper. Tastes much the same. Tart and weird. Fun.