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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pyrotek (1) - Ham, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2008 does not count
If this isn’t the best sider ever then show me the better one. Crispy dry, mild aftertaste, golden colour.... gimme more...

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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5029) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow. Aroma is sharp champagne. Taste is very smooth, offering a solid complexity.
Earlier Rating: 3/11/2008 Total Score: 3.5
Pint on draft @ Queen’s Arms in Kensington, London. The body is clear yellow. The aroma is wine and apple. The taste is very good, with a nice kick. Great cider.

4
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciderguy (98) - Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 Different than that of their Medium Cyder, this one is more along the lines of one should expect from an English Cider. Similar to their Medium offering, it has a classic sweet, crisp nose. Pour very pale with very few bubbles. The taste (as expected) is what sets it apart. Dry as the label tells you its going to be. Tasted deep in the back of the throat with a subtle alcohol hint. Taste finishes with vintage apples of old. For my dollar, I'd vote this to be just a little better than the medium.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (12674) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
the_blacksmith (12) - Herefordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
A very clean and classy cider! The fresh taste is immediately apparent with an aura of prestige. Not keen on dry ciders? Give this a go, you will be pleasantly surprised!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1032) - 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 £1.19 @ Morrisons.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2966) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 30, 2013
Dobry cydr wytrawny i mocny, troche rozgrzewajacy mimo schlodzonej butelki, ktora jest ladna smukla typu "Long neck". Piana jak na cydr spora. Wyrazny posmak sfermentowanych jablek. Polecam

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Clerar golden color. Nose is fragrant and appley. Flavour is sharp and dry, tastes like apple skins. Quite a good cider.


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