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


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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2005
On tap at mmmh - some Irish Pub in Boston 2005: Hazy orange color, no head. Nice unripe apple nose, sour. Chalky sour apple toast, thin though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 3, 2005
This was my first cider to rate and I thought it was pretty tasty. Poured clear copper with no head. Smells like a lambic/gueuze albeit lightly. Light mustiness, barnyard, etc. Taste is mildly carbonated with a nice mix of sour/sweet. Good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Aroma: little band-aid scents, slight lambicness
Appearance: slight golden yellow, little head, no lacing
Flavor: beligum yeast, slight apple, some pears
Palate: very light, slightly bubbly, slight yeasty-apple aftertaste

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2005
I wais rather diqppointed by this cider. It felt simply flad, and not lively enough. Sweet, but lacks the zest.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2005
Magners Vintage Irish Cider, 4.5% ABV. 500ml bottle from The Wine Company, Slough. Pours golden with no head and slight visible fizz. Aroma is apple and some woodyness. Flavour is sweet and fruity with a slight wood smoke character. Not very good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2005
12 oz bottle. The only thing at a local pub that I had not yet tried. When poured looks just like apple juice. Almost no carbonation noticable. Smells a little bit like apples as I expect it would. Tastes a little bit like em too...but also like some kind of wine or champagne that I’ve had. Not too exciting

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2005
01.06.05 12oz bottle. All of a sudden this stuff is everywhere. I found out what it was on suggestion of co-worker Joe from Ireland who told me to seek out Bulmers when I told him how I enjoyed Dupont Reserve cider on Christmas.

Once the head fizzes away (like a Sprite), the cider looks just like a glass of apple juice, flat and rather thick looking. Aromas are sweet and appley, some wood. Flavors are very sweet, too sweet, lightly mineral, band-aid, rusty apple. Palate is flat, thin, sugary sweet. Finish is sweet-tart. Now that I’ve had some good ciders, there’s really no reason to sample this sort of stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2005
ligth golden color, but a bit darkish. Sour strong smell. Taste is parfumed apple not very good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2004
Smells faintly of cheddar with a large hit of apple. Light and fruity. Very good compared to what else is available here. Light carbonic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2004
the pint i had was a dark golden color, no head, and full of carbonation. it had a chemical aftertaste which i didn’t enjoy, but the actual taste wasn’t awful. your basic apple cider.

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