Brewed by Aspall Cyder
Style: Cider
Stowmarket, England


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RATINGS: 175   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2006 One of the best ciders I’ve ever had. I think some of the other reviewers might have had bad bottles, because this is just terrific, just clean apple with a hint of spice. Not totally bone dry, just a tiny hint of residual sugar. Great acidity. Perfect with a pork roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7347) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
Bottle from Tesco Worcester 28-04-06. Good crisp and fresh tasting cider, little bit sweet but good appley flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13565) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2006
500ml bottle from Tesco. Pleasant apple and oak aroma. Good in mouth and the flavours are good, red apples and then some subtle wood before tangy juicy dry finish. A bracing cider which I like. Attactive bottle too. The aroma really is like putting your nose into a box of apples. Very clean and crisp, but with a lasting juciy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puphus (34) - Carbondale, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2006
dry, tart cider. perfect blend of apple and alcohol. Not sweet at all. Very pale yellow color, no head, tart smell, nice bite int he palate. one of the best!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (1851) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20640) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - 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

   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.

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