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

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Commercial pasteurised cider. Changed name from "Traditional Medium Cider" to "Original" in 2006.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sm89walt (1716) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pumpmaster (1091) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Draught very popular cider all around Dublin, Ireland Nothing special as with most commercial ciders.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sask89 (398) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 29, 2009
Pours a nice sparkling golden colour fairly clear with a head that disappeared pretty quickly. Aroma was pretty much just fruit. Taste was overwhelmingly sweet, light with lots of carbonation. Overall not a fan of this, but cider is not my thing anyway.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
matt7215 (2110) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2009
568 ml bottle from the LCBO. pours glden with a slight white head and a bit of retention. terrible aroma of cardboard and light apple. decent flavour. quite dry. better then the cracked apple i had right before this. im really stretching to get to 1000.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (761) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
Redish pour with no head. Weak scent. Most apply of the ciders I rated tonight. Nice pleasant warming effect. Little to no aftertaste. Nice.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - DEC 11, 2009
Not too good. Very sweet and one dimensional. Had trouble finishing this and I usually don’t mind a cider occasionally.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2009
568ml bottle, brown. Deep golden yellow colour, next to no head but some lacing. Medium carbonation, oily(!) mouth feel. Aroma of fresh, citric apples and some booze. Medium-dry taste of ripe apples, again with a welcome citric note. It is not "sugary", as some people claim - clearly, people who have never tasted any other ciders before (ever tried Kopparberg?). Fruit and a slight citric bitterness are well-balanced, and the sour note lingers, as does the noticeable, but well-integrated alcohol. A real "session cider", if there is such a thing. Do not confuse with the Irish "Bulmers" cider, which is sold in England and internationally as "Magners" - this here is the original English Bulmers cider. Well, they’re all owned by Heineken anyway - but they don’t taste the same - Magners is sweeter! Very good "recreational" drink.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jacobsen (29) - ITALY - AUG 29, 2009
Has a deep fruity aroma, the flavour is between grapes and apple and it’s so gassy. The colours is golden and clear.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2009
Pours golden yellow slight head. Sweet fruity aroma. Strong apple flavour, slightly alcoholic. Dry finish. Cider sucks.


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