Cinctus (200) - - NOV 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No real aroma, especially over ice. Pours golden yellow with lots of fizz. Tastes of clean apples with a vinegar after taste.
The_Osprey (5742) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
June 2016 - Bottle shared in Watford as ’Magners Irish Cider’, 4.5%, made in Tipperary. Thanks to Leighton for bringing this 5 year old 2011 bottle. It’s been a long time since I last Magnersed. Clear orange, lightly sparkling, bubbly off-white head. Aroma is syrupy, apple, honey-ish, elderflower. Body is light, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is tonic water, light apple, elderflower, flavoured sparkling water. Drinkable but not great. Quite impressed with how it held up. (2.6)
mike_77 (5164) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden colour with no head. A very basic and sweet cider. The type that leaves a stale taste in the mouth.
alexmate (31) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
As far as everyday ciders go this is OK. Taste is fairly sweet, but medium overall. Some sharp and sweet apple flavours as well as some grape, floral and honey flavours that are almost champagne like. It’s too fizzy, but easy to drink. This cider sells millions every year, but it’s been surpassed.
Zgpt (19) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Certainly not as good as a proper bulmers in Ireland. It's a bit lighter and less flavorful, but still fairly similar. Gently sweet, very light peachy-orange color, and nice to drink on a hot day.
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Leighton (18005) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in Watford - bought on sale at some Tesco. Vintage 2011. Pours clear, deep orange with a reddish tint and a frothy film. Decent aroma, actually, with semi-ripe apples, some apple sauce. Medium sweet flavour with flinty notes, a slight artificial tang, juicy apples. Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. Not nearly as bad as I had feared.
Scopey (11951) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, 2011 vintage thanks to Leighton. It pours clear gold with a reddish hue and white head. The aroma is sweet, sugary, sweet apple, touch of apple skin and tannins. The taste is crisp, flat, sugary, apple, candy, touch of tang, hint of tannins with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Thankfully not as sweet as I feared. Not great.
mR_fr0g (8494) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle shared at the Watford tasting, many thanks to Leighton? A weird reddy iramfe clear coloured pour with a fading white head. Aroma is artificial, dry apple, tangy apple hint of bile. Flavour is composed of dry apple, semi sweet, artificial apple, mineral. Palate is thin, spritzy carbonation, semi sweet. Terrible.
Hamirubi (547) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle at home (8 VI 2016). Swiftly diminishing artificial soda white collar, topping a cognac-like, very clear orange brew. Neat looking cider with a nose of some vague spirit, wild yeasts (brett even), apple juice, geuze. The mouthfeel is pretty well carbonated, with a faint and watery body... all this hides a sweet apple, apple juice soda, mildly sweetened cider. This could have been a top cider, if it just had a firm body richer in taste. The fermentation clearly hints at a lambic funkness. A beautiful premiss, yet the whole is too faint. A pitty!
minutemat (4002) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2016
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml bottle. Pours clear gold, sparkling. Aroma is syrupy sweet commercial cider. Taste is much of the same, with a rich golden full-flavour, but far too cloying and sickly sweet. Cider for the masses.
mithe (1455) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Can 0,5l) (brother brought from Ireland)
Clear, light orange-golden color. Quickly done, white head. Sweet aroma of apples, champagne-like, wine. Taste is sweet with apples. Very fizzy carbonation. Sweet, dry finish. Quite sweet but refreshing.