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Aspall Imperial Vintage Suffolk Cyder (Bottle)

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Brewed by Aspall Cyder
Style: Cider
Stowmarket, England

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Bottled only. Available in 500ml bottles.
Note: The label may state the vintage year or number but it is unlikely that each vintage will get a separate listing for RateBeer purposes.

We called this cyder Imperial in honour of our great grandfather JB Chevallier’s success at the Imperial Fruit Show in 1921. Every year we craft a special vintage. This is our 285th.

Rich fudgy, tantalising flavour enhanced by bitter-sweet apples from a single year’s crop. Notes of raisins, dates and prunes. Sweet mellow finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (334) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2015
Poured into flute glass a clear gold with little bubble play. Aroma and taste of apples. Slightly dry and a little winey with sweet finish. Ever so slightly funky with a nice balance between the two.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1963) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2015
First bottle at Incider with Rachel and Nick. What a place. Golden with a rapid White head. Delicious apple juice vibe. slightly funky. Nice foamy mouthfeel. Lovely acidity. Very enjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MacBoost (1452) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with no head. Active bubbles stream from glass. Aromas of Apple juice, some red apple. Taste is sweet. No funk to speak of. Kind of hot. Flavors of sweetened apple juice. Finish is sweet and onl lightly tart. Pretty mediocre.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2027) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into a white wine glass. Clear golden with no head, no lacing, and no carbonation. Aroma is somewhat rich apples. Taste is somewhat rich bitter apples and hints of alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
veceo (733) - CROATIA - OCT 5, 2014
Clear golden color, thin white head. Aroma of wood, wine, apples. Medium to high sweetness. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice smooth texture. Maybe little bit too sweet, but still very enjoyable. I don’t consider myself a cider fan, but this is very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2010) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
500ml bottle, as Aspall Imperal Vintage No. 285. Pours clear orange with a light caramel aroma. Taste is strong dark oak, vanilla & cooked apple flavours with a strong alcohol tang and caramel concentrate finish. Gets a bit too strong and sticky by the end.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (8680) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Sweet and dessert like cidre not nearly as good as their dry cidre, this one is sweet, not too musty, but would prefer it dryer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (5176) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Nice and smooth with deep apples in the back and fine balanced mixture of sweet and sour. Real quality cider with a full body and fine finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5182) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from Tesco in Ryde. Pours out in a clear deep golden colour with medium to smooth body. Aroma of ripe, red apples and oak. Taste of red apples, ripe green ones, Braeburn apples, oak and leaves. Smooth and easy to drink with a dry, not too sweet finish. Wonderful cider.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1654) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle, 2013 harvest. Short lived white head. Fizzy clear amber body. Nose is apples, Spanish Cava wine, sour apple sweets, alcohol, wood, tannins. Bittersweet and tangy. Sour finish.


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