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Brewed by Aspall Cyder
Style: Cider
Stowmarket, England

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Controlled yeast fermentation of extracted juice from mixed cider and eating apples. Carbonated.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
500 ml bottle from BevMo Salinas: BB Jul 09. Nose of nicely tart apples with a touch of sweetness mixed in. Pale yellow with a small pale white quick dissipating head. Flavor is light tartness, more sweetness, and apple pie. Pretty good cider.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Fresh apple aroma with some grape juice notes, Light, straw colored, not much bubbles/carbonation A light,but slightly tart apple flavour with a pleasant sour,medium-dry finish. Crisp and sweet and not overly dry. Quite a nice cider that goes down smooth.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Pours a lime greenish-yellow with a small foamy head that recedes quickly. Aroma is expectedly of sour green apples as well as vinegar. Nice flavor: Low acidity, very smooth body and finish. Mouthfeel is spritzy, with a smooth apple aftertaste that lingers for a moment. Probably the best apple cider Iíve had thus far. Overall, good.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (955) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2009
500 ml bottle poured in a flute. Straw in color with a short bubbly head that disappears quickly with no lace. Fresh apple aroma. Lively carbonated attack, watery mouthfeel, and tart apple flavor. Medium-length, slightly drying finish. Crisp, clean, and refreshing draft cider.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2009
Bottle pours medium yellow with some golden color. Bubbly head. Great apple and yeasty aroma. Musty apple flavor but good. Nice compared to American ciders.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
Bottle. Pale yellow with small fizzy head. Aroma of baked apples, cinnamon, and bit of barnyard funk. Flavor of cheese, apple, funk. Interesting tasting cider. I enjoyed this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7789) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a pale, slight green tinged body with a quick to fade white head. Aroma is minimal, with dry apples, tannins and newspapers. Taste is medium sweet with a neutral apple flavor up front. Midway through there is a note of bitter apple (mild though), and the finish is somewhat sweet. Taste is a bit like sweetened champagne. Lively carbonation with a good cider mouthfeel. Not cloying, which I feared. Actually a pretty enjoyable cider (despite the lower rating).

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Name: Medium English Draft Cider
Date: November 28, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Greenís, Atlanta
Appearance: crystal clear sparkling pale yellow
Aroma: light apple aroma, hint of sweetness, touch of sulpher
Flavor: light appple flavor, nice sweetness helps to bring out the apple character
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2830) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Sampled from "Medium English Cider" bottle at State Line. The pour was standard color and bubbly appearance, wasn’t expecting much. The aroma was apples, light spices and mustiness. The flavor was apples, spices, some oak, and some farmhouse elements, the latter which were quite welcomed. I’m learning that I can dig some ciders if they have some musty funky notes in them. Mouthfeel was dry, smooth. Good stuff, and thanks to Robert for this tasting!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Bottle enjoyed at Le Cave Du Vin in Cleveland. Clear champagne like pour with plenty of carbonation to match. Funky apple barn notes under the apple cider dominance in the aroma. Cider barn pressings kept coming to mind. Plenty of clean apple flavors with a touch of hard alcohol. Cinnamon and and a very enjoyable level of sweetness. Quenching and warming. Jen and I both enjoyed this.


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