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Brewed by Aspall Cyder
Style: Cider
Stowmarket, England

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RATINGS: 82   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.


3.1
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Pale yellow color with no head (does cider ever have a head?) The aroma was full of grapes...very champagne-like...some slight sourness, and tart apple also. The flavor was not too sweet...again, I mostly get grapes in this, but there was some sweet apples in the aftertaste. The feel was very spritzy...clean, semi-dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Clear pale yellow color with no head. Sour wine-like grape, vinegar, citrus and apple aroma. Nice apple and white wine flavor with a little citrus and a tart moderately dry finish. Very thin, crisp feel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CidreMonstre (19) - Cambridge, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2004
A posh english cider, applely in aroma and flavour. Happily NO HEAD, cider doesn’t have a head, this implies a problem if there is one! Flat as a millpond is what I expect. A good start to real cask cider.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Clear golden color looks more like wine than beer. Okay, cider. Sweet aroma of apples was subtle. Flavor is refreshing, apple notes. Sweeter than the Dry and so, to me, much more enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2004
This stuff is just PHAN-TASTIC. Clear light golden in colour with no head. THe nose is sweet with apples but not overpowering or gross. The taste is WOW apples and is slightly salty but not overpowering. THe body is dry but not nearly as dry as the Aspall Dry cider. Very good and easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Clean golden colour, small head. Aroma is slightly sweet and appley. Flavour is clean and crisp apple, not too sweet. A very good apple cider.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Very nice golden color,small head that faded quickly leaving little behind.Nice apple aroma maybe sweet and maybe tart.I'm getting a little waft of each.The flavor was apple of course with a nice ripe apple sweetness to it,sweet as well but not overly so and just plain damn good.The alcohol doesn't really make an appearance at all.This is a much better cider then some of us Americans can make.I've found ours to be to sweet or to tart for my liking but this one manages to give it all in just the right amounts.Well done and well worth getting.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Bright sparkling golden body, poured with a medium head that quickly disappeared, some lacing. Sweet fresh apple aroma. Taste was crisp and sweet, obviously not as dry as this brewer's other offering. The sweet apple lingered for awhile at the end. Very good cider.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciderguy (98) - Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 For what is identified on the bottle as an English Draft Cider, this seemed rather strikingly similar to a French Normandy Cider. Its nose was light and clean. It poured clear to pale yellow with no head (which does make it different than most Normandies). Its taste was quite crisp, like fresh apples. Not particarly dry in the truist sense, but it did have a slightly lingering aftertaste. Overall not too bad. Thanks so much to edden for the wonderful trade for this cider.


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