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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2009
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1498) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2009
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13565) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2008
Thanet Cider and Perry Fest 08. Voted cider of the festival by the judges. Nail varnish remover and stale cereal aroma. Nice sour juicy apple in mouth. Alchohol gives it some sweetness. It does get better. Good dry finish. Really quite good character. Good varnish complex aroma. Lovely flavours actually. Some sweetness. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
Cask @ Nottingham BF. I think I got the last bit with all the junk coz it came out an odd greenish gold colour. Completely flat with no head. Was almost interesting enough for higher appearance rating but knowing it shouldn’t have looked that way kinda put me off. Sweet apple cinnamon nose with some barnyard and vinous qualities. Tart but also sweet with a nice juicy apple flavour. Had a grainy texture like a red apple, which also could have been due to it being the last bit, with a dry and sort of astringent finish. Strange looking but tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2008
Pleasant aroma of sugar, caramel and apples. Good flavor of caramel and apples with a dry finish. The body is light with a liquorous texture and no carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
In short: ... A Cider…
How: Montreal-crew sour-beer tasting. Bottle from Rastacouere.
The look: Almost clear golden body with almost no head
In long: My first cider rating. Gotta start somewhere. I’ve had many of them over the past few years including quebec’s ice ciders but when trying to describe them I’m completely at a lost. Feel like GW Bush trying to write an essay on the Sociological Impacts of Internet Technologies on Emergent Countries. Taste of apples?... red apples?... Good?...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
Crushed apple skins share both their sweetness and tartness with the large but quiet bubbling before dryness takes hold in the last half of the sip. This was a very drinkable and levelled cider with plenty of honest red apple flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6125) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
Appearance
Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3   Pale(1)->Dark(5) : 4   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 1
Aroma
Intensity : 4  
Yeast : 3   Bread : XX   Hay: 3   Brett : 2   Floral: 3   Wood: 4   Leather: 4   Barnyard : 3   Medicine : 2   Phenols: 2   Cheese : XX   Vinous: 3  
Notes: Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Applesauce: XX   Appleskin : 2 Pear : 1   Tropical Fruits1  
Flavor
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2 Juicy: 3   Sourness : 3   Bitterness: XX   Farmy : 3   Complex: XX   Length : XX
Palate
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1 Chewy: 3   Sharp: 3   Chalk : XX   Astringence : 2   Tea tannins : 3   Alcohol : XX
Comments: I can’t believe the difference between the bottle and the polypin. The latter, for which this rating stands, is as fresh as it gets, full-bodied, fleshy, juicy, soft-edged, perfumey and the list goes on. A delicate beast that is an archetypal English farmhouse cider. The best-selling cider at Middle Farm in bottle form.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3455) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
Clear yellow of color a weak offwhite head. An aroma of fresh and sour apples. A dry flavor of apples.


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