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Dragon Orchard Blenheim Orange Dessert Cider (Bottle)


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Formerly brewed at Dragon Orchard
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Ledbury, England
Serve in Flute, Stem glass


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 4.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A sweet still ice cider, available in 375ml bottles. 2008 vintage.
NOTE: The 2009 vintage was made with a mix of Blenheim Orange and Laxtons Superb apples (and labeled as Blenhim Superb), so has a separate listing.
A unique product for the UK, taking the principles of ice-wine production and applying them to apples! Blenheim Orange apples were chosen for their delicate flavour and balance. The juice was frozen and allowed to thaw yielding a terrifically sweet concentrated juice. Perfect partnered with dessert, or with good strong hard cheeses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
Hats of for Fin for producing this belter of a beverage. Cheers mate! Shared with Fin; Bob and folk of Merton @ Merton Winter Beer Festival 2011. Extremely generous portion from Fin. Aroma is apples; cedar, candi-sugar, oak. Taste is apples, wood, oak, cedar, some faint lemon tart, shit loads of candi-sugar, sticky but thoroughly exceptional on the palate, this country needs MORE of this, excellent mind-blowing drinkability and something which lingers in the mouth for a holding unique sensual moment. I now know why ice ciders are so evocative and sensationalised and rare. God I want more. STUNNING. Thanks Fin!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010

Bottle 375ml. @ Halloween Tasting by cgarvieuk.

Clear medium orange color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate apple, sweet apple, dry apple, old apple, keller. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, light light apple tart, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat. [20101030]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4445) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle, halloween tasting @ cgarvieuk. Orange colour, no head. Aroma is sour apple, bit of nutmeg, spices. Flavour is sour apple, dry syrupy, nutmeg, oranges. Sour and sweet finish. This is superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9588) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle at Craig’s, Edinburgh tasting, I picked this up from the Hop Pocket, Bishops Frome, Herefordshire. Shared in company of Craig, Stella, Jan, Charlotte, Fritz and Loz 30.10.10 This could have been a case of ’after the Lord Mayor’s show after having the Forbidden Canadian Ice Cider, but I was so impressed with this English effort, it gave the former a run for it’s money. Pour’s clear orange, really zappy not as silkly smooth as the Canadian one but bloody good!. There is a distinct English appleyness to this, crisp bite and a bit more in yer face, I loved this and can see me getting some more, bloody marvellous stuff! A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2010
bottle at halloweeen tasting ...dark amber ... rich light syrupy apple ... not oily like last one ... very open ... ligth fresh ... intense sweet apples ... not at syrupy feel but much more open and lively ... little dryer ... little tartness ...

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