Brewed by Aspall Cyder
Style: Cider
Stowmarket, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Bottled only. Available in 330ml & 500ml bottles.
Previously known as Aspall Dry Premier Cru Suffolk Cyder
Has been packaged as Aspall Dry Suffolk Cider and as Dry English Draft Cider for export.

The first cyder produced by Barry and Henry Chevallier Guild when they joined the business - seven years in creation - and still their favourite drink.

Full dry with a sophisticated and elegant floral aroma that captures the essence of an orchard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Bottle; My second cider rating so presumably quite naive.

Pours pale clear yellow with a fluffy white but incredibly short-lived head that disappears in fractions of a second before my eyes. White wine aroma with apple notes; flavor is like a overly-sweet chardonnay, buttery with a hint of wood, acid, and of course apple. Not nearly as dry as I expected, but only very mildly sour and entirely quaffable. Nice light sparkling mouthfeel. Seems to me that enjoyed this more than the medium, which is probably an indicator of poor taste on my part. Ah well....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
CapFlu (5096) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at the Elysian Field’s brewpub on October 17, 2007, Seattle. Reminded me of a fizzy Strongbow. Light yellow in colour and more tonic water flavoured than apples. Pretty bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
Pours a savannah yellow. Nose of appleas and fermentation. Body is light. Taste is if apples and a moderate sourness followed by some sweetness. This is moderately enjoyable fayre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2007
500ml bottle. Aroma of golden apple, berry and cherry fruitiness, along with some light flowers and herbs. Pale golden color, clear, with some light visible carbonation. Flavor follows aroma closely, has that apple juice tang here and there combined with the tart sweetness and floral touches. Mouthfeel is light, refreshing and effervescent, quite dry. Pleasant enough, albeit fairly simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 1   Pale(1)->Dark(5) : 1   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 4
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Hay: 1   Brett : XX   Floral: 2   Wood: 2   Leather: XX   Barnyard : XX   Medicine : XX   Phenols: 1   Cheese : XX   Vinous: 3  
Notes: Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Applesauce: XX   Appleskin : 2 Pear : XX   Tropical Fruits1  
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3 Juicy: 2   Sourness : 1   Bitterness: XX   Farmy : 1   Complex: XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 4 Chewy: XX   Sharp: XX   Chalk : XX   Astringence : 1   Tea tannins : 1   Alcohol : XX
Comments: A rather sweet example despite its dry name. Generally unexciting and fizzy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 4, 2007
The 2nd cider in our flight at Indra’s Mead, Cider and Sake Tasting 8/31/07. Pours a clear bright golden yellow with virtually no head. It looks like an effervescent chardonnay. Straight light apple notes are on the nose. The aroma actually makes me think of a Riesling without the sweetness. The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium-bodied, effervescent and tart, finishing, as the name implies, quite dry. The flavor is a sweet, effervescent apple with a nice tart/dry end. There’s definitely truth in advertising with this one; it is dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeg (114) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Small quickly vanishing white head, clear yellow body. Dry and somewhat tart. Strikes a nice balance w/the usual cider sweetness, I like that. Somewhat like a dryish white wine .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Very pale with no head. Wine-ish, cleaner, tart aromas. Very dry white wine flavors. Light and dry palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3766) - Kansas, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Second cider of the night at the Indra - Cider, Sake and Mead tasting 8/31/07. Very clear golden yellow pour with a lot of carbonation. Aroma is more cider apple and sweetness. This is dry, sweet and sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2007
6.8% alc Bottle from west lakeview liquors in Chicago. My first rated cider. Clear, light yellow with many small rising bubbles prolonged throughout the drink. Aroma is very white winey with alc in the back, very light overall. The aroma follows through into the flavor with white wine grape qualities in front, followed by that distinct green apple flavor, a very dry sweetness throughout without any alc trace. Light body with very big, almost fizzy carb. Sweet and light, perfect for a hot summer day.

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