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Brewed by Aspall Cyder
Style: Cider
Stowmarket, England

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2006
Bottle. Pale gold colour. Sour apple aroma. Taste is more interesting than I was expecting; mostly sweet, some sour, nice apple flavour. Not overly carbonated; refreshing and drinkable with well hid alcohol, pretty good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2006
Very pale yellow colour with a small white head. Tart fruity aroma with apple notes. Light tart apple fruity flavor and a dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of apples and wood. Flavour of apples with notes of wood and acidic notes.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
Bottle. Pale golden colour with a small white head. Light sour apple aroma and a sweet sour apple taste. Medium body with a light sweet sour finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Comes as "Aspall Dry Premier Cru Suffolk Cyder". Clear, pale golden colour. Bit sharp apple aroma. Nice apple flavours with some underlying sweetness before a mainly dry finish sets in. Very drinkable. 220106

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2005
Bottle (BBE Nov 07). Over carbonated. Fairly dry with noticeable strength. Although Aspalls commendably make their cider solely from english freshly pressed apples this seems almost pointless when you actually need to work quite hard to really appreciate this subtle depth.
Earlier Rating: 6/30/2004 Total Score: 2.5
Bottle. Clear, pale and very sparkling. Oak and pear drop/alcohol aromas. Dry with a slightly chalky body. Excessive carbonation prevents a full appreciation. Similar to the cheap french ciders from the supermarket.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7930) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2005
Bottle. Pale straw in colour. Aromas are clean apple with lemon acidicy. Flavours are apple juice with a bitter finish. Tastes a bit too clean and pasteurised for me but theres no denying that its a refreshing cider.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2005
Unexpectedly alright concidering its just another bottled cider from tesaco, not too carbonated, good, and sliughtly bitter refreshing taste, not as dry as expected.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Pale straw color, not much to the nose - apple, sweetness. Dry and crisp, plenty of carbonation, but not too much.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1040) - SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2005
Very pale, nice yellow colour, good steady fizz. This actually smells of apples!! fresh and slight citrus friuit. although the 7% alcohol is noticable it doesn’t overpower the clean appley fruit. A great refreshing clean cider, if only more were like this. Currently Ł1.19 @ Morrisons.


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