Beer4000 (4104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Clear golden with a small and diminishing white head. Refreshing aroma of sour apple. Flavor is rather mild balanced between sweet/sour apple, but no doubt a true cider. The apple flavor is dominating and it is easy drinkable, but a prefer a bit more edge similar to Golden Valley from same producer. Could be the apples or maybe the oak? Anyway a nice, plain and real cider.
downender (5640) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tanners, Hereford. Amber in colour with slight carbonation. Aroma of dry apples, vinegar and a touch of green herbs. Flavour began sweet, with juicy apple fruit, followed by a fresh blast of the English countryside/market gardens - ransoms, spring onions, herbs. Finish inclined towards sweetness, but overall a cider full of character.
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask... Murky amber cider with no head. Subtle aromas of apple, leather and distant smoke. Full-bodied and coarse with only a rumor of carbonation. Very sweet; red and yellow apple blend. Lengthy, lightly sweet finish that dries out entirely.
Fin (6642) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Polycask at Banbury Beer Festival, Oxon, 08-05-09 Pours gold some haze, really juicy and more of a medium sweet than medium. Wonderfully full on sweet appley goodness, very tasty and I can see why this was voted UK champion cider at Reading last weekend as it will appeal to many. A7 A3 F7 P4 Ov 3.5
GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flavors are musty, tart and vinegary. I’m not a big fan of this one. Dry finish.
dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Redlight. Dark apple copper pour. Aroma is apple sour cherry. Taste is tart apple, hints of cherry and musty. Very easy drinking cider, this has a bit more body than the other Gwatkins I have tried.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ redlight redlight. Pours copper, darkest of the three. No head. Apple skins, a touch boozy on the nose. Quite dry, mellow apples, a little boozy in flavor too, hints of brandy. A bit tannic in the finish, very dry.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Redlight Redlight. Pours a hazy, dark, orange-amber color. Still bodied, with thin sheeting and no head. The aroma shows browned red apples with hints of brown sugar and traces of musty green apples. Flavors are really nicely balanced, sweet, tart, and musty all at once. Red and green apples play off of one another nicely. Traces of wild yeast add dry, musty, bready character. The palate is just shy of medium bodied and round at first, finishing dry and tingly towards the back of the throat. Good cider. Very drinkable.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask @ redlight redlight. Tart apple skins on the aroma medium to sweet apple aromas. Pours a cloudy golden color no head but small bubbles forming. Tart apple skins upfront, with pleasent apple flavor with a nice dry finish. Very nice.
RichardW (1300) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m a fan of Gwatkins stuff, so didn’t hesitate to give this bottle a try. As with a lot of bottled ciders, a bit too much carbonation, but otherwise a pleasant medium sweet ish cider. Dry on the roof of the mouth but sweetness in the swallow.