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Gwatkin Norman Cider

Brewed by Gwatkin Cider
Style: Cider
Hereford, England


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A still medium cider available in 750 ml bottles and occasionally on draught.
NB: Gwatkin sometimes produces draught versions that differ significantly from the bottled. If you rate a draught version please specify that and include details of the ABV and designated sweetness level (if provided).

The Norman Cider apple, as the name suggests, was imported from Normandy in France. There are half a dozen varieties of the same name, which vary in size and shape, but many of them share the same flavour. The trees are commonly found in Herefordshire and the bordering counties, as well as in the South of England. The apple is popular with traditional cider makers because the juice ferments quickly, producing pleasant, medium cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Dry apple wine, light tart. Cloudy, pale brown, small, creamy, white head. Medium sweet. Sweet apple, alcohol, molasses. Solid Cider, quite sweet, but exceptionally quaffable. Box at Kings Arms, Bethnal Green.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - FEB 4, 2016
Bag in box Oro velato succo mela non molto secco discreto corpo piuttosto intenso

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
750ml bottle @7.5%. Picked up at Middle Farm Cider Centre. It pours clear deep golden - orange with a few bubbles settling on top. The nose is rich, sweet, oily, sweet apple pie, Tart tatin, honey and some earthy barnyard notes in the background. The taste is smooth,boozey stewed apple, sweet apple pie, some drying astringency, dry wood, tannin, touch of acidity, raw alcohol boost, apple core, leaves, wet grass, straw and a bit of farmyard funk kicking about also. Still and medium bodied. Perhaps a touch sweet, but overall complexity and drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8686) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Cask @ Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge. Pale amber-orange. Strong but it retains a good apple flavour that’s notable in its lingering aftertaste. Has plenty of nose that includes a sugary spirit-like sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13232) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
On draught at The Church Inn, Ludow, Shrops. Gold with white head. Sweetish, fizzed cider, pleasant apple notes, fruity. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jesperhammer (4180) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
27-AUG-2012, bottle @Papsø. Clear golden with no head. Slightly tart aroma with little apples and acetone. Taste is overripe apples. Not as sour as aroma, but still a little acetone. No carbonation, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 6, 2012
Screw cap botella. Clear nice golden colour, with a small white bubbly head. Sweet ripe apple sugary aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet apple sugary bit tart flavour. Apple sweet lightly alco finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of apples, apple peel and glue. Fruity flavour of apples, apple peel, oak and glue. Tart finish of apples.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle, 75 cl, at Papsø. Clear golden, small white head. Tart aroma of overripe apples. Flat carbonation. Sweet flavor with earthy, fruity notes of rotten apples. Slightly chemical and acidic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a deep golden with a slight haze, no head. Aroma of sweet rotten apples - candy apples. Medium body, close to no carbonation, sweet overripe apples, some acetone and quite some alcohol in the finish. Lovely. 270812

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