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Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon (Draught)

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

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Draught - Medium cider. ABV varies from 7.2% upwards.
NOTE: This is a different product from the bottled version, which has a separate listing.
Matured in oak barrels to produce a cider rich in colour, body and flavour with a fresh fruity aroma.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
Cask at the white lady. Pours clear dark gold with no head. Flat, in fact. Aromas of supermarket apple juice, light booze note. Taste is sweet, thin finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5246) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 15, 2015
Hazy dark-ish golden color with almost no head. Apples and a bit grassy aroma. Full body. Tad sweet and a fine acidity. Soft carbonation. Powerful apple flavor with some grassy notes. Tasty nice cider!
[On tap at Ye Cracke in Liverpool, England]

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (5398) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 4, 2015
Tap at the Pump House, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is kinda apple. The flavour is moderate sweet with a smooth light alcohol apple palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation. It’s a cider. They all taste the same don’t they??

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear amber, nose is apple, sweet, taste is sweet, dry, apple.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
September 5, 2014 at The Southampton Arms (visit #1) - handpull. Amber-gold, very clear and refractive, just a hint of bubbly head. Aroma is quite interesting - apple, alcohol, and an odd uric tartness ... the taste is super super simple, and drinks like 4% - some baked alaska sweetness in it, but ... wow. Slick, average body, not all that much acidity, and quick finishing - very pleasant. A real "wind up in the gutter" pull.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5167) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2014
Draught at the Cider Farm in Lewes. This one was quite classy. Cloudy, sharp, some earth in the back with a bit of grass and hay. Unusual aromas by a fine and special cider. Big apples and sharp ending. Liked that one like McT did.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (5168) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2014
Draught at the Middle Farm Cider Center in Lewes / Firle. Pours out in a deep orange-golden colour with smooth body. Aroma of leaves and red apples. Taste of ripe red apples, some light unripe green ones, leaves and fields. Smooth and delicious finish. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1173) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Cask @ Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford. Light Copernicus, completely clear and still. Aroma of apples, icing sugar and pear drops. The initial blast of sweetness in the taste gives way to a tart apple-skin finish. A very good cider indeed, but is missing the complexity of some less commercial recipes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11491) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
Bladder bag/box at The Full House, Hemel, 04/06/14. Pale golden blonde with moderate off white bubbles that clear to edgeing. Nose is pear, spice, figs, custard. Taste comprises pear drops, straw, apple jus, sugars. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet orchard linger in the close. Ok cider.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
Cask at NERAX. Pours amber gold with a reasonable haze. Nice aroma, with apple core, light clovey spice and a light oakiness to it. Flavour is quite a clean sweet fruity apple taste. Slightly syrupy finish. Pretty enjoyable all round.


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