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


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7650) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
Draught @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere.
Pours a golden colour without a head. Aroma of very sweet red apples, caramel and herbs. Flavour of sweet red apples, vanilla, herbs, caramel and alcohol. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and low carbonation. Juicy cider with a bit too much alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bretwalda (6) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012 does not count
I am not normaly a cider drinker. In trueth the only reason l’m drinking my 2nd pint of it now id due to the fact l liked the name and thought it was an ale. Saying that its blooming marvellous! It also leaves an unplaceable after taste l can only liken to mead!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Cask at Boot Beer Festival. Green olive aroma with slight yeast scent. Clear yellow with little carbonation. Clean and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1791) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Punch Bowl (JDW), York. (7.2% ABV). Deep orangey body. Thin bubbly white head quickly dissipates. Alcohol, apple, oak, definite vanilla notes, municipal water. Sweet! With some quite sour notes. Like a slightly more bitter apple juice. Dry finish. Warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (5298) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2012
(draught) pours a clear golden colour with no head. aroma of leather and custard, with a hint of medicinal bands, green apples and barnyard. flavour is initially very sweet, lots of apple sauce and custard, leading into a semi-dry medicinal leathery finish. medium-bodied with no carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (5331) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2012
On tap at City Arms in Cardiff. It poured a clear golden liquid without a head. Very fruity with yeast and apples. Like drinking fresh apple juice, but with alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (7653) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8785) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1902) - 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.

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