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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: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (666) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, 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 (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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 (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gegwilson (983) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
From a box in the Thomas Sheraton, Stockton. Quite a dark coloured cider. A pretty mild taste to it. Like watered down apple juice. Hides the alcohol very well, so probably great if you’re looking to get drunk fast. I wasn’t, so I wasn’t impressed.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (2003) - FINLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Cask@angle. Copper red. Musty ripe apple zest, some cinnamon, vanilla. Medim full body. Zest&seeds, some tannins, but not much and quite well covered by sweetness. Has a bunch of sugars, slight syrupy finish. Quite alright, a bit murky, nothing spectacular. Some rubber in finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2378) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2014
On tap at the White Lady. Appearance - amber with no bubble to speak of and no head. Nose - apple sauce but not overly mushed. Taste - fresh apple with an apple juice tang. Palate - medium bodied with a big tangy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - good cider in my favourite strong still style.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1093) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Poured out of a box six chimneys wakeield. Aroma is slight apples. Taste is sweet apples and spice light tart finish. Medium body still carbonation. Very good traditional cider.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
apickles (108) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Cask in the Penny Black, Northwich. Cloudy strong cider but relatively soft taste which is unexpected. A bit tart with a slightly foamy top. Slight after taste.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Draught at the Hope Tap, Reading. Light amber. Very sweet economy apple juice up front. Growing vanilla gives a nice smoothness. A little oakiness and a hint of nail varnish remover in the finish. Quite tasty, but a bit too sweet for me.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1796) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Gravity at GBBF 2013. Clear amber, light small foam head, bubbly lacing and head stays. Nose is pungent apple tannin, earthy, aged apple skins, alcohol. Taste is sweetish apple, juicy, refreshing, apple juice, stoney, earthy. Deceptive because it’s quite strong. Not much dryness, but fruity.


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