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Gwatkin Golden Valley Cider

Brewed by Gwatkin Cider
Style: Cider
Hereford, England


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A medium sweet still cider. Available in 500ml bottles and on draught.

Golden Valley Cider takes its name from the small corner of Herefordshire where cider has been made in the traditional way for centuries.
Local apples are pressed, and the juice transferred into oak barrels where it is left to mature naturally in the time honoured way.
The Romantic Age of Steam and olde-worlde agriculture may be long gone, but here at least the Golden Taste of Real Cider lives on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - FEB 3, 2014
Un sidro molto buono e piacevole da bere. Carattere prevalentemente dolce, fermo, con un gusto acido, secco e astringente che esalta le intense note di mela.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2011
From a bag in a box at the Portcullis, Clifton, Bristol 11/08/2011. Hazy gold with slight carbonation. Dryish, slightly acidic aroma of apple fruit and wood. Full bodied, with more fruit and a tart finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2011

Bottle 500ml. clear glass @ home.

Clear light to medium yellow color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy apple, wood, apple vinegar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light light acidic with a average duration,apple, ripped apple, in the middle of the flavor i get a quit swift of apple vinegar. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is flat. [20110405]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2010
Bottle from The Hop Pocket, Bishops Frome, Herefordshire, consumed at home 25.09.10 Pours mid/light gold medium carbonation. The aroma is light creamy and with some vanilla, the apple is there but muted. This is a tasty cider with some woodiness showing then a sweetness, touch powdery at times and whilst not up there with the better Gwatkin offerings, its still quite nice. . A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14131) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2010
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sourness, apple. Flavour is apple, yeast, sourness, brett, alcohol. OK cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle@Cardinal, Stavanger. Pale gold colored, good clarity. Low, fully diminishing offwhite head. Fresh and funky apple aroma with notes of horse stable. Dry and clean apple flavor. Some wooden notes, some farmyard, and both a tart and slightly sweet undertone. Crisp in the mouth. Finishes dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16510) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle, at Cardinal. A clear, golden cider with some off-white bubbles on top. Apples, hints of apple cores, a hint of sulphur and some funk in the aroma. The flavor has some alcohol notes and a little sulphur, or maybe more like a freshly lit matchstik, with apples doing most of the work. Astringent and dry in the mouth. Dry, apple finish. A quite decent cider, nothing more. 090928

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (7335) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle @ Cardinal pub.Pours golden yellow with no head.Still cider.Aroma of spicy,funky brettish farmhouse and apples of course.Kinda dry with the same funky farmhouse apple taste.Medium body with some residual sweetness.Very nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5905) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2009
500 ml bottle. Clear golden with a diminishing film of white head. Aroma of sour apple and brett (horse blanket/barnyard). Fine, clean flavor of dry apple with a oak edge. Brett’ish aftertaste. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5406) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
On cask. Pour is gold slight orange tinge, no head. Aroma is not very interesting. The flavor is nice though, sweet juicy apples, some funky barnyard flavor, slight sourness. Slightly puckery, but still very sweet. Quite refreshing and easy to drink.

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