imdownthepub (13370) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Polypin at Moreton in Marsh Beer Fest ’11. Hazy orange with no head. Skinny dry apple, bitterness showing through, refreshing, reasonable.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 06/08/2010
Big tannin. Golden coloured very hazy in appearance and fruity with a really dry lasting finish.
oh6gdx (25453) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@GBBF2010. Hazy golden colour, small head. Aroma is extremely acidic sweet apples with mild cheesyness. Flavour is fruits, sweet and acidic apples as well as mild herbal/spicy notes.
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From cask. Pours hazy yellow with a minimal white head. Aroma is fruity and mild acidic. Dry and acidic flavoured. Slight aecetone and citric into a bone dry finish.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Sim rate (plastic cask at GBBF): sharp, acidic aroma that -although I really like it- has a bit of a cleaning products smell to it. Palate is thick and pulpy with a great fizz that hits you in the finish. Sharp, fizzy taste that’s both sweet and sour. I really like it.
Fin (9667) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Oakchurch Farm Shop, Staunton on Wye, Herefordshire purchased and consumed 08-01-10 Pours medium gold good clarity. Aroma is touch sharp and with slight cider apple vinegar notes, bit of wood also. Taste is dry, really quite crisp and clean appley tasting but overall a really quite subtle cider. Its a bit woody, drinks much easier than its strength but really lacks the depth of flavour of others in the Gwatkin stable, that said it’s an enjoyable little number. A5 A4 F7 P3 Ov12 3.1
leaparsons (9939) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden and still. Aromas are minimal apple juice with lots of woody notes, sake and alcohol. Quite peppery. Flavours are very dry and woody with lots of mushroom. Vinegar and citrus come through with lots of barnyard funkiness. Very little apple. I like "real" cider but didn’t get on with this at all.
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from a stall at Lincolnshire Show. Gold, no head or condition. Gentle apple nose with slightly fungal woodiness and a touch of peppery spiciness, dry and alcoholic in the mouth with a pronounced barnyard note and some delicate phenolic flavours, although gentle sweet citrus apple is noticable in the background, dry woody finish with some retronasal alcohol and a slight oily tang of citrus at the back of the throat, plus a touch of apple on the burp.
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the cider festival, the Royal Oak, Bath 13/06/09. deep gold in colour and slightly cloudy. Dry savoury aroma with some tart apples. Flavour was also dry, with a touch of wood in the finish. Good.
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Big bubbled head on clear deep amber body; The nose has quite warm sweet barrel aromas with yeast and a little acetic acid behind, apple skin as well, quite sweet for a dry Cider and not really elegant; Strange body, very soft textured almost oily, very yeast dry with quite a bit of tannins; A sharp acetic bite when swallowed with an almost Rochfort yeasty aroma. Very strange Cider and not as elegant as the other Gwatkin’s I have had.