Brewed by Bulmers Ireland (C&C Group)
Style: Cider
Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland


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RATINGS: 635   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Commercial cider made with a controlled yeast then pasteurised and artificially carbonated.
Sold as Bulmers in Ireland and as Magners in the rest of the world for legal reasons.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (4705) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle from RW in Voorhees. Nose is straight apple, but quite sweet. Pours ultra clear golden but with strange red-orange overtones, never seen anything quite like it. No head, or at least it’s gone in a blink. Thin taste vaguely of apples, not really any alcohol, but not much flavor, either. Medium body but flattish. I understand that this is one of the world’s favorite ciders, but it has that 1950’s style mass appeal which does not resonate with today’s attitude or palates. Apple juice for the morning commute.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
No really body to this cider, despite it still being easily drinkable it is not that great. Slight off apple flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Fdegan67 (3) - - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
This simply is not really cider. It tastes like slightly fizzy sweetened apple juice. This cider is so far behind average British ciders like Aspals or Weston’s it is an affront to the growing number of Irish who want to see decent Irish ciders readily available. Craft cider makers - keep producing. People will eventually get your product out there. Bulmers why not produce a premium cider with no added water, preservatives etc. I would buy it. FYI Magners is virtually up drinkable but it’s no excuse for producing poor cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4607) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of apple cider with a touch of sour apple and a hint of funk. It pours a clear apple juice color with no head at all. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet apple. The finish has light-moderate tart apple and a hint of white wine. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, a pretty basic and simple cider.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (3028) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
On draft at The Old Brogue in Great Falls Church VA. Pours a crystal clear gold. On the sweet side. Some tart apple in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. CLear deep golden, brief white head. Aroma of mature apples, with some barnyard, a bit short and thin. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (564) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2013
Mon péché mignon à Londres. En bouteille ou à la pression, un goût très fruité pas trop sucré, une acidité bien maîtrisée. Un bonheur !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
spkevin (375) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Okay cider. Good when served cold. Nice one for the hot summer days. Drank it a lot on vacation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DwarfeD (809) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
33cl draught at Irish Pub, Düsseldorf. Clear orange with no head. Light body with moderate carbonation. Sour and sweet. Apple with acidic notes. I guess cider is not my favourite alcoholic beverage.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (567) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 28, 2013
Bu en bouteille de 50cl, peu de mousse une couleur ambrée peu prononcée, un fort goût de pomme trop surcrée peu intéressant.

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