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Aspall Dry Premier Cru Suffolk Cyder (Bottle)

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Brewed by Aspall Cyder
Style: Cider
Stowmarket, England

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Bottled only. Available in 330ml & 500ml bottles. Packaged as Aspall Dry Suffolk Cider for export.
Of mid straw-gold colour with a clean, light aroma of dessert apples, Premier Cru is dry, round and creamy on the palate with a good acid balance, pleasant soft tannins and an elegant, long finish.
A champagne taste that embodies the essence of an orchard, it has enticed an admiring audience who describe it as ‘pale, subtle and crisp, with a fresh aroma of English apples.’
An ideal partner for charcuterie and mild cheeses. Premier Cru also provides a very harmonious partnership with spicy foods, particularly curry.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OOKPIKABLE (12) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
A tasty cider, as ciders go. Refreshing, if a bit winey. Would drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
(bottle) clear very pale yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of apples, champagne; clean and balanced flavour, very nice

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (450) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
Très bon produit. Arôme de pomme, pas trop de sucre. CO2 bien dosé. Alcool présent mais discret. Finale sèche.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1278) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
No bottling information.
Appearance: Crystal clear pale golden body with a quickly dissipating white head that settles into a foamy ring with a little foam island in the middle of the surface.
Aroma: The aroma has a chalky sort of mineral quality with apple skin aromas. Not much aroma of apples.
Taste: The flavor is a bit flat with a mineral quality to it and a mild apple flavor. This reminds me of a mildly sweet Riesling in a way. Not bad, but I like more apple flavor.
Palate: Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Overall: Not my favorite cider, but I’d drink this again. Not bad, just I like my ciders a bit more bold in flavor. This reminds me more of a wine than a cider.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Philym (688) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Appearance: Clear straw/golden/green colour. Aroma: Apple, spicy, wood and note of leaves. Taste: Low/medium sweet and medium tartness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt dry tart apple finish with gentle sweetness. Comments: Tasty but quite subtle flavours.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow crystal clear body with a good deal of bubbles. Nose is mild sawdust, yellow apples and hints of green herbs. Taste is yellow apples, mild citric tones and hints of strawberries in the back. Light body, medium to high carbonation. A very mild, drinkable and inoffensive cider which probably serves well as a crowdpleaser but I find it to be a bit on the boring side. However, the 7 % ABV is amazingly well hidden and this certainly has some merit in my book.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (147) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
A very light tasting, dry cider, with carbonation. It’s great from the freezer in summer, but the 7abv catches you up after a few. Not the most flavoursome cider, but very easy, refreshing drinking.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottles from Capone’s and Whole Foods. Pours clear and effervescent pale gold with minimal head. Nose is apple, earthy, with apple flavor, some tartness, crisp finish, but nothing earth shattering here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (893) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear pale yellow colour, thin white foam head and aroma of sourish apple, wood, oak. Fruity apple flavour, with some tartness & sweetness, and oaky notes. Slightly oily mouthfeel, light to medium bodied, well carbonated, dry clean finish. Quite OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3125) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. Purchased at Kingstown Liquors - Kingstown, RI. Lightly sulfured and cooked caramel aroma, fruity and light. Flavor is good. Extra clean, but with a tart closure and some aged gouda, which is a good thing. Bubbly, refreshing, but full bodied and rich. Enjoyable and solid, if not overly complex.


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