Lowenbrau (4275) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2014
500ml bottle from Hipercor, Oviedo.2012 edition.@home 25-03-2014.Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
In short: a robust bodied cider.
Pours very clear bright golden, with fast vanishing white head, no lacing. Apple, some vinegar and sweet aromas. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Taste is mild sour, apple, fruity. Lingering sweet fruity flavours. Then dry aftertaste. Body boosted by high abv. Enjoyable.
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 Appearance: Clear golden/amber.
Aroma: Apple, floral, honey note, slight earthy/wood quality.
Taste: Medium sweetness and low/medium tartness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, dry, sweet, slightly tart, apple, honeyish finish with alcohol warmth developing and alcohol notes in the taste.
Comments: Tasty. Rating is for 2012 vintage.
2013 Vintage: Clear golden with bubbly white head on the pour. Aroma is tangy apple, toffee, buttery, and has white wine notes. Taste is medium sweet, low/medium acidity and tannin. Palate is thick grainy texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, apple finish with white wine notes. Comments: Very good. dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle @ De Molen. Aroma is champagne, Apple, brett, barrel. Flavour is apple, champagne, fruits, some wood. olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
500ml bottle from tesco or waitrose. pours clear yellow/amber. aroma is of tart apples. good carbonation and very nice strong taste of apples. i’d have this again. sulawang (1161) - - MAR 11, 2014
Visual: Pours light golden yellow, initially with lots of fizz, no head retention at all, no activity, a barren wasteland.
Nose: oaked filtered apple juice, some sour/tanginess, minor funk (4/10-pungency)
Attack: watery, sour
Mid-palate: almost salty, light tingly-crisp, (5/10)-fruity sweetness, (MAIN) lots of oak, very yeasty, mellow apple flavour
Finish: lager-like crisp sweet oaked apple finish.
Summary: Drinks like a semi-sweet oaked apple flavoured lager. The oakiness really stands out but other than that, it’s quite unexciting.
Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Flaske 0,33l. Gave fra Fin, Loz & Isobel. Delt med Rune under rateseanse i H9 1 Okt 13. Lys gylden. Lavt skum som flater raskt ut. God eplearoma. Smaken er også eple. God - men uvariert. Alkoholen er godt kamuflert. JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle 2012 from Tesco: Sour and bitter, earthy and old oak. Apple flavours are not clean and fresh.
However the ensemble shows a kind of unity when the purpose is a rustic strong cider with a low carbonation and a sweet finish.
Average s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle 2012 vintage morrisons. Yellow colour no head. Aroma is apples. Taste is sour apples with a medium dry finish. Good body low carbonation. Very good can taste the quality v refreshing. Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2013
Lions pub, Aarhus, dk.
Golden with no head. Aroma of apples. Flavor with oak, fruit and sour SarkyNorthener (4609) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle from tesco. Very pale yellow cider. Aroma of apple. Taste is medium dry, lots of apple flavours and some wood. Not pumped full of sweetener like a lot of other commercial ciders. Decent.