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Brewed by Gwynt y Ddraig Cider
Style: Cider
Pontypridd, Wales

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled - A blended medium Dry cider.
NOTE: The draught Black Dragon is a different product from the bottled version and has a separate listing.
This special reserve cider has been hand crafted exclusively from cider apples grown by traditional methods in ageing orchards.
The juice pressed from these apples is fermented and matured in oak barrels to produce a cider rich in colour, body and flavour with a fresh fruity aroma.
Join us in celebrating a truly magnificent achievement.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3420) - Melbourne, - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle, 9C. Gold with some lazing bubbles. Aroma of tart and mellow apples and their skins, wood. Sweetish with fresh apples, a little cooked, drying skins, light wood. Good balance - the sweetness is fleshy but the finish is dry and just a bit zingy. Good.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8277) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle from Deli Belge, Sowerby Bridge. Deeper golden coloured cider. Steady cider with both a light apple taste, and a light sweetness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6745) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2015
Deep golden color with a thin bubbly white head. Spicy apple aroma. Dry texure. Good carbonation. Loots of apples, some spices and wood. Nice one.
[Bottle from Oddbins at London Bridge in London, England]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (2441) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2015
Golden orange color with white head that goes down quickly. Aroma is semi-sweet green apples, vanilla, some oak and some funk. Taste is so much apples, rather sweet, but oak flavours including tannins bring in a great balance. Towards the end, a phenolic booze feeling kicks in and the finish is quite stingy-spicy (garlic, indeed?) and with a kick. Calm carbonation. A marvelous cider. Impressive how it can feel so full and sweet without really being sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (14817) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle, 6.5%. Clear amber with tiny white head. Aroma is apples, fruit, little juice and a little wood. Flavour is apples, fruit, little juice, little wood, sweet, little dry, little gunk and a little citric.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Medium gold with a lasting fizzy head. Nice smell of sour apple balanced against the sour tinge. Sweet initial taste with a lasting sweetness and a lingering viniger. Perfectly balanced. Amazing cider.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (7435) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2015
500 ml. bottle sampled @ “Kaapse Brouwers 1st Anniversary Beer Festival”. Dark orange. Sweetish apple, light sulfur & apple peel bitterness in the nose but sweet nose dominates. Taste is sulfite, bitter apple peel with plenty of residual sugar, dry, sugar, sweet apple,… Plenty of residual sugar & dry body,… Decent & not bad but I don’t really get the very high style score but that might just be my ignorance of cider.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1564) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
A mid amber coloured cider with a weak head. A sweet appley arom, some spice and oak. Medium dry mouthfeel. A honeyed sweet appley taste, some dry woody flavours along with a hint of spice. Draught at The Limes, Fakenham.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17027) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 3, 2015
Bottle from Prima Beer. Clear amber without head. Aroma is sweet, apples and wood. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Light dry and light acidic finish. 030415

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (6377) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
Na, das war was Feines ! Diese wunderbare Balance aus kernig und mild, dazu sauer und süß. Dahinter ein wenig Äpfelchen, Pfirsich und Zitrone. Nicht zu vergesse ein knackiger Abschluss mit ein wenig Buttrigkeit. Wow.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6421) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle from minutemat - many thanks! The cider has got a clear very deep golden-light amber colour with a smooth body and gentle carbonation. Aroma of ripe apples, caramel and mash. Taste of mashed apples, ripe, red apples, light oak / woods, caramel, honey and wine. Smooth body with a very complex taste. Very quaffable and smooth to drink. Loved it.


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