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Brewed by Aspall Cyder
Style: Cider
Stowmarket, England

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RATINGS: 81   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (1987) - Manama, BAHRAIN - DEC 19, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2008 Pours a translucent yellow with very little head. Carbonation is abundant and continues to fizz throughout. Aroma is of tart apples and some grape. Flavor is of tart apple. Finishes a little dry with some alcohol. Pretty good and easy to drink. Looking forward to trying more ciders.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Pours light yellow and is crystal clear with minimal head and very attactive carbonation. The aroma is predictably apples - fairly tart with bits of spice. Medium / thin body, but fuller than I expected and there was some fizzy carbonation. The taste starts with tart green and red apples with a alcohol bite. The finish has a bit more of an alcohol presence. A decent drink, although I am not too familiar with the style so take this as a novice rating. Very easy to drink and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Very nice, but I prefer the dry, myself. This seems like it could use just a touch more depth of flavor. Still recommended, but I would definitely choose the dry first.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2006
Sparkling golden body with minimal disipating head. Fresh apple aroma with some grape juice notes. Crisp and sweet and not overly dry. Quite a nice cider that goes down smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Very pale yellow body with hardly any head on top. The aroma is fresh Jonathon and MacIntosh apples. There is a hint of some vineous character and a little bit of caramel. The taste has apple core along with some watered down lemon juice tarness. There is also a hit of black pepper in the finish. This makes my mouth pucker. This makes me wonder how the extra dry hits palate. I really like this as a change of pace. Recieved in a trade with Larry Pitonka.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Light, straw colored, not much bubbles/carbonation. Aroma of wet leaves and apples. Very very sweet, tastes like something that should be mulled or something, flavors of pumpkin, apple.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Straw in color. Less aromatic than their dry version. More full-bodied than the Aspall Dry. The sweet finish is reminiscent of pears and stronger, sweeter tropical fruits. No sulphur when compared to the dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is clear LIGHT yellow. Aroma is lightly yeasty (barnyard, horseblanket), with a note of apple. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation. Like the Dry, a good example of better English ciders; there are ones with much more rustic or unique character, but these are a great introduction to what good ciders are like.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2004
The aroma is very farmyardy, dipaery, bretty - deep and delicious as if the apples were just turning toward overripe. The mouthfeel was crisp and dry and the flavor was of slightly cinnamoned, very sweet apples, quite ripe. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 Really appley,almost cinemon like smell-shouts,"drink me!"Very pale appearance,no head,but a light fizzing of bubbles from the bottom. A light,but slightly tart apple flavour with a pleasant sour,medium-dry finish. Delicious for a hot summers day.


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