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Brewed by Aspall Cyder
Style: Cider
Stowmarket, England

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


ClarkVV's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3997) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2009
2008 bottle with probably 4-6 months of age on it. The bottle is identical to the label pictured here however, the box has Premier Cru on it, so I’m not sure that the two arent one and the same. Anyhow, I was pleasantly surprised with this one, despite the obvious filtration and forced carbonation, it’s not overly fizzy (given some breathing) and has plentiful wild yeast character. The finish even ends with a nicely tart acidity that removes all the sweetness from the mouth. The aroma has notes of chardonnay and peaches, though white grape juice prevails lightly on the finish. Bits of doughiness and hay mark the opening flavor profile, which grows quite acidic as I mentioned, leading to a unripened nectarine/apricot fruitiness and vibrant green apple crispness. No alcohol noted. Very light in color. Clear. Moderately watery mouthfeel as the carbonation recedes.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (6613) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle sample from notes. Pours a clear bright yellow gold color with no head. The aroma and flavor have pretty much what I was expecting; sweet apple cider, mild tang, this one is more dry than normal I guess, but .... I’m just not interested in these unless there is something special (but if free I won’t turn them down.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
redders1974 (166) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Picked this up s it was part of a dehlia smith recepie but was pleasantly surprised very dry it worthy of its premium cider tag wouldn’t nturaly choose this but woud lap up on a balmy summers day.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4394) - Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2015
bottle, on the sweeter side, tons of apple flavors, not dry at all, nothing really primier or cry about this either. OH WELL.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HerrBierkoenig (451) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2014
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: MAY15. Pours clear light golden shiny liquid, medium white fizzy head, retained for a while, Aroma: red apples, white wine, Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, light sour, crispy, apples, Palate: light to medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, long dry apple finish, Overall: good, very drinkable, but expected more - some interesting tastes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5176) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
Fine one with green apples in taste and aroma. Some sweetish moments which pep that one a bit up. Deep body, long lasting taste and pleasing aftertaste with a fine balanced sweetsour finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (5182) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle from Tesco in Ryde. Pours out in a deep golden colour with smooth body. Aroma of ripe apples and oak. Taste of red, ripe apples, ripe green apples, leaves, caramel and honey. Hints of oak. Flowery finish. Nice and enjoyable cider.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (4788) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Very pale green / yellow/ petroleum coloured pour with a fleeting white effervescent head. Aroma is semi-sharp, some candy, some floral notes and bile. Some sharp lemon citrus in the nose as well. Flavour is sweet sharp fruit, apple, touch of sharpness. Palate is quite fizzy, semi-sweet, semi-crisp finish. Decent cider. Quite clean, maybe a little too clean for me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (5498) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours pale yellow, no head. Aromas of... well... cider apples, perhaps get a hint of the champagne they are on about in the blurb, in a light, yeasty way. Taste is dry, tart but not sour. Slightly chewy on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
On tap as English Dry Draft Cider. Aroma is crisp granny smith apple and light biscuit. Pours clear blonde with good fizzy and no head. Taste is light apple, crisp biscuit, and a light malt finish. Clean and dry mouthfeel. A pleasure.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
degbert (1300) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a medium gold with a slight, white, quick-fading head. Nose has almost no apple to it; there’s rubber, latex, and medicinal notes. Rich and mellow on the tongue, with a small amount of residual sweetness. It has a nice buttery roundness to it that sticks around through the soft finish. Quite good, once one gets past the nose.


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