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Brewed by Gwatkin Cider
Style: Cider
Hereford, England

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A still medium cider available in 500ml bottles and on draught.
NB: Gwatkin sometimes produces draught versions that differ significantly. If you rate a draught version please specify that and include details of the ABV and designated sweetness level (if provided).

Smooth and rich with a spirit aroma and taste that resonates with the taste buds to surprise and delight. Would be an excellent substitute for a dessert wine. The Yarlington Mill apple is a favourite with traditional cider makers because if its outstanding taste. It originates from deepest Somerset but is found growing throughout the cider makers kingdom. The well sized apples, which are red and yellow in colour, are ready to harvest in late November. The juice is slow to ferment, which produces a rich, red, medium cider.


2.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Cask takeout from Middle Farm, Sussex, Nov 09. Loads of hydrogen sulphide on the nose! Once it has settled, it’s nicely nutty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2009
Bottle, at Cardinal. A clear, golden cider with a diminishing white head. Some alcohol in the aroma, but mostly apple cores. Apples, apple cores and some orchard in the flavor, tart and astringent. Dry finish. Medium to full body. A quite nice cider with a pleasant warmth. Smooth in a way, and quite easy to drink. 090728

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5785) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2009
500 ml bottle @ Cardinal pub.Pours golden with no head.Aroma is sweet apple with some honey notes.Some spicy brettish funk. Sweet apple flavor ,nicely balanced with the sourness.Nice cider.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4485) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2009
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7464) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009
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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Flavors are musty, tart and vinegary. I’m not a big fan of this one. Dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (2641) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 26, 2009
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.


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