Brewed by Bulmers Cider (Heineken UK)
Style: Cider
Hereford, England


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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Commercial pasteurised cider. Changed name from "Traditional Medium Cider" to "Original" in 2006.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tfredvik (1203) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2012 Clear, golden. Aroma and flavour of apples. Moderate carbonation, half dry. Not exactly a very exciting cider, but nice anyway. Is very close to Magners Original Irish Cider, but lacks the subtle touch of oak of the latter. [50 cl bottle, Meny, Carl Berner, Oslo]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2404) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
Originally rated August 2009. Testing a few ciders tonight. This one is the first one and pours a rich golden colour, with lots of carbonation of tiny bubbles, a decent white head (but this one has retention closer to a beer, than cider) and actually leaves a nice coat right over the brew and a beautiful ring around it. Good aroma of fresh apple juice with a thick mouthfeel, that falls thin quite fast and leaves no stickiness, like syrup. Quite sweet at first, then the apple taste goes through, to end with a crisp finish and just a little grain in the aftertaste. Kind of on the corn side of grain. Seems to change into a vegetable aftertaste too (which I would say is the only offensive side of this cider). Overall, interesting (especially the "serve over ice" recommendation). Not for fans of "dry" ciders.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lusikka (6533) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2011
500 ml bottle.
Pours a clear dark yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma of sweet apples and some sugar. Flavour of green sweet apples, mild citrus notes and wet wood. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation. Basic and very drinkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
This is the kind of shit that made me never give ciders a chance, until I stumbled upon some good ones. Pours like a ginger-ale, clear golden withbig gassy bubbles and a fizzy, rapidly vanishing head. Aroma is sweet syrup with barely a hint of applejuice. Sugary, syrupy sweet, apples as an afterthought. Drainpour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle - Clear. Pinkish orange. Sweet, apple, dry finish. Fairly plane and simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer4eternity (207) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2010
330ml bottle at and from Bulmers Harvest Cidery Gisborne, NZ. Pinkish-orange hue, very thin bubbly head disappears quickly. Nice sweet and sour apple aroma with an odd old mahogany wood aroma in there. Moderately sweet, with a touch of acidity. Medium body, well carbonated, slightly syrupy texture. lightly dry finish. I enjoyed this and thought it was much nicer than its 15th percentile rating would suggest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (2939) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2010
Aroma:Apple juice,light pears aroma... Appearance:dark yellow,small head.. Flavor:apple sugar....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
PictouRx (149) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
bought the bottle from LCBO, did not have on tap whilst in UK/ireland as I was sampling whiskies and local beers. Got it real cold, this is not bad for a cider, sweet refreshing esp if cold, not much bitter at end, good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (1929) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2010
Can. Pours a golden yellow colour with a very light head. Has a very sweet fruity aroma. The taste is very sweet with a long dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dynamiteninja (1588) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2012 Draught keg at The Angel, Bowness. Thin white head, clear gold body. Apples. Very sweet, moderate carbonation 4 3 5 2 8 Bottle. Orangey gold body. Thin white head with quite good retention. Apples, some alcohol. Tangy and sweet. Dry finish. Fizzy. Refreshing. 4 2 5 2 8

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