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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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
@ Royal Oak, Twerton. Deep gold. Earthy, skin-forward aroma. Crisp and juicy with lots of acidity and almost toastiness. Great complexity and balance, a gorgeous cider.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11841) - 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.

3.8
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
Cask at The Punch Bowl in York. Pours burnished copper with a white smear. Aroma of old appleskin. Near med body. Flavor is almost oaky appleskin. It’s astringent, but not really dry. Almost or mayhap even actually bitter. Very tasty. Too drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2368) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Cask@the bellweather, wednesbury. Amber cider, still. Aroma of dry appleskins. Taste is medium, a little tart Apple, some mild spice and soft Apple pulp. A very good cider.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2009 Polycask at Merton Summer Beer and Cider Festival, 17-07-09 Pours clear lemony yellow colour with a white effervesence briefly creating a small head. Nice soft appley aroma along with some oak. Good appley taste that again is a little softened presumabley as a result of the oak aging, nice stuff. A6 A4 F7 P3 Ov13 3.3 Had this again at FFTMC, Oxford, 19-12-09 Pours deep, deep golden colour, stunning clarity, looks amazing. Nice woodiness in mouth which quickly seeps into a lovey tangy fruity overipe sweet apple. Great stuff. A6 A5 F8 P4 Ov14 3.7

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2009
Cask Conditioned at The Pembury Tavern, London
Hazy light blond color; thin creamy head, persistent. Strong aroma of fresh apples, yellow and green, light marmalade too. Smooth mouthfeel, with good apple juice flavor, light acidity, some residual sweetness, and a light astringency to make it more complex. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2918) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2010
From a box@Bishops Stortford Beer Festival 2010. Golden colour, small white bubbly head. Aroma is tannins, apples, some tartness, mild alcoholic notes as well as mild cheesyness. Flavour is dry apples, spices, wood, fruits, bluecheese and some mild yeasty notes. Lovely flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - 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 ...


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