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

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (724) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2014
The most interesting of the five ciders I have tried from this cidery as the oak does come through to give more depth to the product. Lacked freshness, though and came across a bit staid.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle, poured into tulip glass. Vibrant gold, no head or lace. Aroma is quite mute - just general cider. Taste is another story - sweet, notes of wood, a little acid. Drying finish. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1338) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
500ml bottle. Golden amber colour, foam white head that diminishes and aroma of apple skin, woody oak. Sweetish fruity apple flavour well balanced with a dry tartish edge and oaky notes. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, clean dry finish. Very drinkable cider.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1228) - ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2013
Golden orange, white fizzy head. Taste is barnyard, yeast, green apples, wood, tart hints. Very dry finish with apple peel, sulphur hints, tartness. Medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1157) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle. Quite deep golden body that even has a small head. Aroma has lots of baked apples and some soft notes of wood. Full and juicy body with plenty of sweet apples. Taste is more sweet than dry. Finish has medium woodiness and low tartness. A proper cider but I prefer the ones with some more funkiness and dryness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2990) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 29, 2013
500ml bottle. Deep amber color. Tiny white head. Apples, fruity aroma. Bit of horse sweat, juicy flavor. Dry mouthfeel. Quite drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3084) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle 0.5l at Bar Molotow, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, apples, dryness and some sourness. Great cider.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14113) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 9, 2013
My Rating # 12100. From Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. Pours cloudy golden with a bubbly head. Fresh red apples with a pleasant acidicity and a hint of wood and vanilla. Dry finish. Really tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2554) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle, 9C. Gold with some lazing bubbles. Aroma of tart and mellow apples and their skins, wood. Sweetish with fresh apples, a little cooked, drying skins, light wood. Good balance - the sweetness is fleshy but the finish is dry and just a bit zingy. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4092) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2012
(bottle) pours a clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. slightly faint aroma of apple pie and custard, quite heavy on the vanilla, with fresh green apples, some very light medicinal bands, capers and oak. flavour is mostly the same, sweet apples balanced by an increasing medicinal funkiness, with even a hint of garlic toward the semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.


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