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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 726   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.


1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 24, 2007
This is not that great of a cider. It is pretty typical apple boose and thats about it. Not much of a complexity, considering it is a cider and all. This is only good if it is you last resort and you are decideing between this and a zima.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - SEP 17, 2007
(330 ml bottle, best before 18/08/08) Bleh...Pours clear pear gold. Big bubbles. Little bit of white head retreats to edges. Aroma is sourish, apple, almost kind of yeasty, weak bread. Mouthfeel bubbly, soda-like, feels like forced carbonation, watery. Light rings of lacing. Taste matches aroma, sourish and a bit bready. Actually not alot of apple taste. Ehh, junky.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mansquito (5045) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Got it on tap for some reason. Quickly disapating head. Golden/bronze body. Apple aroma of course. Tastes kind of like a kriek, which I suppose is a huge compliment. Heavy on apple taste. Pretty carbonated. There are better things to drink in virtually every bar. Better without ice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (13932) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2007
Can. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, apple, fruit. Flavour is sweet, yeast, sugar, apple. Ok cider

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2007
Bottled. (Not over ice). Apart from its orangeness, the first thing that strikes you is the smell. Gosh itís artificial and bloody sweet. For every gram of apple there must be ten grams of chemicals. Itís really offensive to the nose. I have to admit though that it gets better from then. Although the taste is sweet and itís heavily carbonated itís not too bad. Itís quite smooth, no nasty harsh flavours at all, and the fruitiness is quite acceptable. In short, itís safe. Itís a bit lowest denominator, and I can see why it has such widespread appeal. Hell I might even be encouraged to drink this again on a very hot day, for it is refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2009 on draft. In the cider continuum, this beer falls on the farmhouse/wild yeast side of the family. A hearty beer with good apple flavor. The smell is enough to make you forget you are in a dark bar - this is a sunshiny outside fall day beer. Palate starts out a bit rough, but smooths out as beer warms.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2010 On draft in Boston. Nice lacing. Smells like apples and yeast. slight metallic taste gives way to more and more apple flavor. Nice musty aroma. UPDATE 8/2009: On tap at the bierstube in Moline Iowa. Pours gold and flat with no head. Itís sweeter than it is dry. Itís a rather pedestrian cider in its drinkability. Smooth but lacking in deep apple flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nunchaks (7) - ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2007 does not count
leaves, earthy, pale, orange, clear, sparkling, rocky head, aminimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, salty, fizzy, slick feel, full body, astringent, long finish. It has a beautiful fresh feel though the taste is not a no.10. Grear for a hot day.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
douglas88 (8110) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Not much of a fan of hard cider, but on the few warm days we had in Belfast we would drink a Magners and Ice. Strong apple and citrus taste- a bit tart. Drink in the sun on a warm afternoon.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stew41 (1904) - Phuket, THAILAND - AUG 7, 2007
Very commercial style, at least to an Australian palate. Pours a bright burnt orange, not unlike a pale lager. No head. Sweetish apple cider fruits on the nose with a mineral-like zing in the aromas. Flavours and palate structure donít add much; plenty of fizz and syrupy sweet apple, a touch of musk, finishes dry. Very hard to see the ABV impact here, and need much more punch in this regard. Good enough after an afternoon jog in the tropics.


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