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Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon Welsh Cider (Bottle)

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

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled - A blended medium Dry cider.
NOTE: The draught Black Dragon is a different product from the bottled version and has a separate listing.
This special reserve cider has been hand crafted exclusively from cider apples grown by traditional methods in ageing orchards.
The juice pressed from these apples is fermented and matured in oak barrels to produce a cider rich in colour, body and flavour with a fresh fruity aroma.
Join us in celebrating a truly magnificent achievement.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5561) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2015
500 ml. bottle sampled @ “Kaapse Brouwers 1st Anniversary Beer Festival”. Dark orange. Sweetish apple, light sulfur & apple peel bitterness in the nose but sweet nose dominates. Taste is sulfite, bitter apple peel with plenty of residual sugar, dry, sugar, sweet apple,… Plenty of residual sugar & dry body,… Decent & not bad but I don’t really get the very high style score but that might just be my ignorance of cider.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1467) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
A mid amber coloured cider with a weak head. A sweet appley arom, some spice and oak. Medium dry mouthfeel. A honeyed sweet appley taste, some dry woody flavours along with a hint of spice. Draught at The Limes, Fakenham.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14270) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 3, 2015
Bottle from Prima Beer. Clear amber without head. Aroma is sweet, apples and wood. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Light dry and light acidic finish. 030415

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (5852) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
Na, das war was Feines ! Diese wunderbare Balance aus kernig und mild, dazu sauer und süß. Dahinter ein wenig Äpfelchen, Pfirsich und Zitrone. Nicht zu vergesse ein knackiger Abschluss mit ein wenig Buttrigkeit. Wow.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5853) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle from minutemat - many thanks! The cider has got a clear very deep golden-light amber colour with a smooth body and gentle carbonation. Aroma of ripe apples, caramel and mash. Taste of mashed apples, ripe, red apples, light oak / woods, caramel, honey and wine. Smooth body with a very complex taste. Very quaffable and smooth to drink. Loved it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (852) - - DEC 20, 2014
Very subtle aroma. Golden honey appearance. Slightly fizzy on the palate. Very sweet honey aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11757) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle. Dark yellow colour. Moderate apple aroma. Light sweet and semi dry moderate apple flavpor. Average finish. Oily palate. Nice cider.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4832) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Clear golden colour with no head. Smells apple, homemade appelmoes. Tastes apple, apple peel, wine. I’m not good at rating ciders, but I guess this one tastes natural. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (10632) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Clear apple juice like golden color, small white head. Aroma is apple, a hint of cinnamon, sweetish. Taste lightly winey, apple, sweetness. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle @benzai with benzai and dutchdrebus. Clear golden orange color with a small white head. Smells and tastes apple, cheap wine, sweet, alcohol.


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