yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 8, 2009
Tasted 31/012/2008. Shared a 750ml bottle of this with friends on New Years Eve as our kids played in the back yard. Stunning. Short of the quite humorous "earwax" call, which may be Kieran’s "plastic", there’s nothing bad to say about this cider. It is a delight. Complex, enjoyable and so so moreish... OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2008
Pours a murky rustic gold with a raging carbonation driven head which abruptly collapses 1/2 way through drinking. Aroma features a complex blend of tannic wood, hint of plastic, wild ferment notes and a rich apple fruit character. On the palate there is sweet juicy red ripe apple fruit, loads of oaky tannin, a spicy wild note and a tart long finish. Awesome cider. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2009
Now this is a cider as it should be. Nice and dry, but not puckering. Fruity, but not sickly sweet. Could drink a lot of this. snuffla (176) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2010
Smells of fresh cut golden delicious with a smidge of brown sugar sweetness on top. Bit of crab apple acidity. Quite lovely. Pale gold with fine bubbles and looks very appealing. More apple and some vanilla to taste, maybe some hibiscus too. Finishes a lot drier than you’d expect leaving a trace of apple sweetness. Wonderful cider and only 5% abv. Soft, subtle and beautiful biggirlpanties (194) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
750mL 2011 ed shared with GT2. Aroma is light fruity, dusty, woody, hay, lightly floral. Taste is sparkling white wine. Very dry, tannic bitter. Mild sweetness at the front. Heavy carbonation. Reminds me of the good old days cider hunting in Normandy.
CanIHave4Beers (4188) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2011 bottle offered.robinvboyer (4698) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
Pours a hazy straw color, lots n’ lots of bubbles keeping a persistent ring of head on the outside of the glass, there are some little floaties dancing around in there… but not too many. Seems like this is exactly what rustic Norman cider is supposed to look like.
The aroma offers apple, but most particularly apple skins, some leather & a little bit of wet limestone.
The flavor is really very nice, plenty of apple skin, plenty of white grape, wonderfully dry with just light little hints of fruitiness to trick the palate. It’s got a fairly mild minerallity to it, what’s there is nice but it’s pretty focused around earthy and tart apple flavor, it’s not especially funky or sour which I was sort of expecting from the aroma, but it’s really well done letting the apples do all the talking, keeping it dry, subtle nuances within are kept pretty well just that subtleties but they provide a very nice depth to the ciders flavor.
Yeah, it’s a pity it’s not on a shelf near me.
Hazy orange with a big quickly dissipating champagne head. Aroma is musty cork, earthy apples, some light vinous notes, and some funky apples and funky yeast. Effervescent mouthfeel, same carb. Finish is dry, lots of fresh apples skins, a perfect balance of sweet and tart, no additional sweetning detected, light yeasty funk, and earthy apples. Complex cider, nice stuff. TaktikMTL (7822) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
Bouteille verte, avec bouchon de liège, de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de pommes avec une pointe de vin blanc. Apparence: La couleur est orangée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pommes et de levure. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #7214) kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2009
A bottle with many thanks from yalnikim, what can i say it was the perfect drink on a scorching hot day perfect balance between tart and sweet an amazing cider!....set the tone for the weekend...this cider and then homebrewed cider and rhubarb wine with my dad and a big bottle of rodenbach grand cru to finish. GOLD! mcberko (18068) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
750mL bottle, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of champagney notes, barnyard funk and dry leather. Flavour is very funky, with lots of champagne yeast, farmhouse funk and medium sweetness on the finish. Wonderfully constructed. Somehow the sweetness is prominent while the finish is bone dry. Excellent.