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 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2007
CBF07 sample from bottle. Pours golden orange. Flavour is sour apples, slight dry. Flavour is dry too, slight smoked. End is woody and smoked apple. Interesting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34634) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2007
Bottled. A golden cider with no head. The arom ais sweet apply with an OK acidity. The flavor is acidic apply with light notes of sulphur and a very dry end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, amber golden with no head. Sourish apple aroma. Medium body with almost sherry-like - or should that rather be calvados? - apple notes. In the finish I get the usual peely Gwatkin astringency although to a lesser extent in this one. 130507

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16517) - 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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2007
KØ07. Citric and rubbery aroma. The flavour is sweet with a little aple notes and more rubber. Phenolic. Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14181) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (12130) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours golden dark yellow with only a small fizzy head. Aroma has plenty of apples with a slight tartness to it. Mouthfeel is very dry. Taste is sweet with lots of woody tones and a slight bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2008
Københavnske Øldage 07. Bottle. Papsoe, thanks for sharing. Warm golden with notes of apple, horse blanket and sweat. the flavour has sweetness and notes of horse, sweat, apple and a dry finish. I’m still a cider novice, but I liked this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9923) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2005
Bottle. Amber with some bubbles. Aromas are sweet apple with wood and butter. Flavours are initially sweet apple followed by lots of dry woodiness. Pretty mellow in flavour but still quite complex. Pretty good.

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