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


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 3, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear light medium orange yellow color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy apple. Flavor is light heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a average to long duration, dry, woody notes, phenol notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20100806]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1288) - (originally London), ROCHESTER, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2011 (cask @ The Magpie & Crown Brentford) nice farmyard nose . chessey old sock , with sweating apples . Its sweeter than iíd speculate on the palate after the funky nose. Juicy full palate, woody haystacks and sugary apple. Its plesant stuff , but im more in to dryier Cider though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (1187) - Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Cask. Clear and golden. Aroma of tart apples with slight oak. Taste is fairly sweet apples with some wood in there. Not an expert on ciders, but very pleasant to my taste. Would have again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2010
[3202-20100731] Cask. Woody apple skins aroma but not much of it. Clear, light yellow orange body with no head. Odd apple wood stems flavour. Medium body. A little weird.
(@ Middle Farm, Lewes, England)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9830) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2010
Tap at JDW Edgware Road. Pour clear, orange gold. Lightly dank, sweet apple aroma. Flavor is sweet but not excessive, with some must, sweat, tree bark and light acidity. Medium in body with flat carbonation. The finish is mild apple sweet, semi-dry with lingering dankness and some boozy warmth. Good cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (3854) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2010
JDW Fest Autumn 2010
Cask @ Esquire House. Golden colour, some white bubbles. Aroma of sour apples, leather, bit of oak. Flavour is sour apple, leather, phenoles, medicine. Slightly sour and fairly dry finish. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2010
cask at standing ... golden amber ... sweet applle ... light tanin nose ... juicy apple ... light dry linger ... juicy ... light sweet front ... nicly balanced ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2010
Bag in a box at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Really surprised at the decent ratings this cider has got. Gold, clear. Few bubbles on top. Some decent scrumpy apple aroma. Touch too sweet on aroma. Bruised apple flesh flavour, touch of apple pie, touch of rubber too. Itís not great to be honest. I donít like the rubber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at the Southampton.
Very clean looking for a real cider. Nice and lively in the mouth. Plenty of flavour but it just feels a little bit thin. Some alcohol sweetness coming through in the finish. Decent enough, certainly tasty flavours, it just doesnít really go anywhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2010
UPDATED: APR 9, 2011 1. Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earlís Court 06/08/2010 Fruity aroma. Golden coloured fruity and a little sweet on the palate with a tannin finish. 2. Cask Stillage at Fenton Manor Sports Complex, Stoke on Trent 22/10/2010 Fruity aroma. Light golden coloured and fruity with a hint of roast in a dry tannin finish.

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