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


on tap

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RATINGS: 149   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DuffMan (6632) - 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 (201) - 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 (2915) - 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 (142) - 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 (1837) - 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 (1487) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (3807) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 27, 2010
Bottle 568ml. A clear yellow cider with a small head. Aroma is not too bad, not acid, lightly sweet, not bitter, the fruit aroma is not so huge but this cider is pleasant enough to be tasted. An ok cider, finish is on apple skin and yes tartric.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2010
Pours golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma is mild and sweet of fresh apples. Crisp sweet but also tart apple flavor, a bit watery, well carbonated. A bit tart finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2010
568ml bottle. A friend bought 3 boxes of this stuff so I had to oblige him in drinking one! Poured a lively pale orange with a rapidly disappearing white one finger head. Quite a distant aroma of sweet apples. Sugary sweet apple flavour, almost no tartness. Overall, dominated by an abrupt sweetness, not in a cloying or gut rotting sort of way. Short finish, a bit of citrus in the aftertaste. Light body - thin even - heavy carbonation though not as offensively fizzy as I expected. Not the worst cider, easy drinking but very uneventful.

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