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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2013
A really nice 0.5l long neck bottle. It’s really pale this! Almost like really thin squash drink and the small bubbly white head that came in the pour is leaving a thin ring on the sides of the glass. It smells of green small apples, some wood, a little bit of cellar and traces of ginger. Smells quite alright. It’s above average on the carbonation level and it has a somewhat thin mouthfeel. Not directly watery, but still thin. It’s either sweet or dry this. Feels really balanced, almost a but to balanced? Again, small green apples, some mustard seeds and traces of pear. A bit metallic almost on the aftertaste. Not something I will remember for to long to be honest, but it’s a drinkable way to balanced cider without to much character. 19.04.2013

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Martin243 (740) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
500ml bottle served cold at home in a tulip.Pale piddly yellow, No real aroma, slightly sour green apple flavour. Where is the creamy or oaky palate that I associate with top-notch cider? Disappointing, and spelling it "Cyder" is just pretentious.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle at home, split with the old man, from Waitrose Sunningdale, 03/05/13. Clear pale golden with a thin white head, carbonation’o’clock in the glass. Nose is light apples and sugars, a little on the thin side. Taste comprises apples, straw, sugars. Full end of medium in body with moderate carbonation belying the visuals, dry and crisp in the finish with a touch of booze. Ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1882) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2013
Pale yellow with a bit of fizziness. Crisp, light, dry, apple flavor with a long lingering finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 7, 2013
fairly dry apples and apple skin dominate as you’d expect. the tartness is wonderful, and apple character nice though perhaps not the most uniquely characteristic. not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3619) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Clear with a light yellow tint and small white fizz. Aroma is of butter, band-aid and apple. Taste is of butter and apple.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
500ml. Beaten yellow to the point of colourlessness with a fleeting fizz of head. Light refuse; well-on-the-turn, wasp-encrusted fruit on the nose; an underwhelming fizz of emptiness beyond hinting at fruit-rubbed bicycle inner tube. Not a sniff of booze- drank the lot in about 10mins. Simplistic, unfruity, uninteresting stuff with a smatter of half-arsed acidity. Crushing after the Sheppy’s oak-aged: might stick to the beer after all.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pasijussi (8) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2012 does not count
500ml bottle@BevMo. The best of all Aspall's if you don't like sweets. Pale straw colour with champagne like bubbles and looks. It is so hard to find ciders this dry and it is a shame. Weston's Vintage comes close and so does their Old Rosie but again we're talking about premium hard to find ciders (in the US - back home in Finland, no problem). Absolutely delicious and the 6.8% alcohol content is perfect. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (2566) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2012
500 ml. bottle. Pours a fizzy, very short duration white (?) head, over a pale yellow (SRM 2), clear, body.....nose is apple with hints of acid.....taste is apple, with hints of acid, finishing dry....mouth feel light, carbonation adds a soda quality. Light, simple, but refreshing, but then, so is sparkling water. BJCP 5/2/10/3/5

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle from New Beer. $7.25, About a buck more then when I last saw them fresh, which has been a while. A mix of scents. Something like cream up front. Watered down white wine, spicy yeast, & bitter rind. Spritzy, pale gold color. Bright clarity. Only sort of dry. Riesling-ish sweetness. Sharp cider apples. Upfront tartness, very solid tannins. Hard water. Headache-y acid. Dry, woody finish. Very noticeable sulfites. Champagne feel & aftertaste. Good, just not exactly my flavor.


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