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


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2014
Dark golden with a small white head. Aroma of ripe apple with wooden and funky notes. Dry, and slightly tart fresh apple flavour with a hint of sulphur, and a little tannin bite in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11222) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle shared at the get Dean to 5000 tasting, thanks to Deanso. Pours clear rich golden with a ring off white head. Aroma of sweet red apples, spice, light vanilla, light wood. Flavour is moderate sweet and light acidic. Real spicy in the palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
50cl bottle from ABCBeers. Very thin white head. Clear golden pour. Very easy drinking. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden amber with bubbly white head on the pour. Aroma: Apple, vanilla, caramel, wood, spicy, floral. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium acidity and low tannin. Palate: Fairly thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, quite dry lingering sweet apple, caramel, spicy finish with a slight tartness. Comments: Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Wales 2014. Beer no 23. Bottle from random deli cafe in Aberywystwth, wales. Golden amber with moderate carbonation. Aroma is mild apple juice. Taste is apples, some dry wood and a little sweetness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (898) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2602) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2912) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1749) - 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.

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