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

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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2010 1. Keg Handpump at the Aldergrove, Belfast International Airport 22/06/2004 Golden coloured and smooth on the palate with a fruity aroma. Slightly dry crisp finish. 2. 500ml Can 13/03/2010 Fruity aroma. Clear golden coloured and fruity with a crisp and slightly dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Pours a orangish yellow with no head, but descent carbonation. Aroma is of sweet apples and white wine. Flavor follows aroma and finishes crisp.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2006
Bottle (from Tescos, BBE Jun 07). Slightly orange hint to the colour but not as artificial as Sirrus. Actually drinkable without the ice - just a fairly standard mass produced cider - lots of apparant alcohol, slightly sweet with a hint of apples. Apparently this is made with 17 varieties of apples - perhaps they used 1 of each?

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Maybe I just donít get ciders. Tastes like winy apple juice. I like apples, I like apple juice, I like apple cider, but I just canít get into hard cider. I do like the dry finish, but Iíll leave the rest for someone who can appreciate this.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
I hoped I would enjoy this as I have forbears from the fine old town of Clonmel. Unfortunately I have been disillusioned by SilkTorkís description of its origin. I wondered why the barman offered me ice in my glass. It was oddly coloured, sweet, sticky and artificial tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1228) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Tastes a bit like apple cider, also easy drinking. Seemed to be a bit watery, but overall i enjoyed it alot, not quite as good as strong bow.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2008 (bottle - 568 ml) Golden/orange color with a fizzy and quickly disappearing white head. The aroma is very dry and has lots of apple tartness to it with some earthen notes underneath it all. Slightly sweet and tart taste at the beginning with a semi-sweet middle and a nice dry, tart and crisp finish. Lots of carbonation and very fizzy on the tongue. A good quality cider.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2005
Can. Nothing too bad. Slightly sweet apples in the start, with some refreshing acidity, it was drinkable, but a bit boring.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 26, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 Tried again on tap, even better. I had this again form a bottle and enjoyed it a little more. Medium gold body with a note of orange. There are only traces of a head. The rich apple aroma makes me think of fresh Jonathons. There is also a note of perfume and vinous character. The taste is dry apple with some tart raspberry in the finish. There is also some apple core. A decent macro cider, but not one I would seek out again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 1, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 NICe one, it is the second of these I have tied in Europe, plus the spanish ones, that is weet and not just bitter.


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