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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2012
3/IV/2012 - on tap @ The Rochester Castle (London) - BB: n/a (2012-323)

Clear golden cider, no head. Aroma: bubble gum, wood, cough syrup. MF: low carbon, medium body, dry mouth feel. Taste: woody, tobacco, bit smoky, sweet, white grapes, apple juice. Aftertaste: dry woody, tobacco, white wine, green apples. Not the worst cider I ever had.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6497) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Cask @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours clear copper color with no head. Aroma of sour apples, mild pear, barnyard notes and grassy hints. Flavour of somewhat ripe and a bit acidic apples, grass, goose berries and some nettle. Very dry palate, mild acidic notes with a faintly sweetish finish.
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Draught at Tuulensuu 0.25L. Nice appley nose. No head. No carbonation. Clear golden colour. Slightly sweet appley taste. A good one. Nice colour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2011
Cask - The Glasshouse (JDW), Norwich. Poured a clear, dark golden amber with no head. Sweet apples dominate, touches of oak on both nose and palate. Soft, smooth mouthfeel, no real finish just a hint of apple skin bitterness at the end. Deceptively drinkable at 7.2% but lacks oomph in terms of flavour also.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1690) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
Cask - Light amber colour. Green apple and vinigar smell. Thin watery body, no carbonation. Sour apple and citrus with a more developed taste. Dry tartness and woody finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8307) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Golden with no carbonation. Aromas are earthy apple with caramel and vinegar. Quite agricultural with lemon and yeast. Flavours are clean apple juice with tart citrus and lots of dry, woody notes. Some cheesy mustiness with a dry, peppery alcohol finish. Pretty good.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2011
On cask at the Counting House in Glasgow. Pours a dark golden colour with an aroma of apple and oak. Very dry with apple, oak, caramel and candy sugar flavours. Too sweet for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1898) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield, UK. Wetherspoon Ale Festival. Deep golden colour, sweet apple aroma. Smooth, zero alcohol on the flavour, dangerous for a +7% cider. Finish is medium sweet, then a general cooked apple ending.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2011
Cask gravity @ The 3rd Stortford Beer Festival, Bishops Stortford CM23. Pours a clear golden color with no head. Has a fruit and slightly burnt apple aroma. Sweetish fruity apple flavor. Has a sweetish fruity apple finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29828) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2011
Cask. A dark golden cider. The aroma has notes of apples and vinegar. The flavor is sweet with ntoes of apples, vinegar, and wood, leading to a tart finish.


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