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%
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2010
0.5 l bottle at Vihreä Haltiatar, Jyväskylä. Copper color. Sweetish ripe apple aroma with raisins, pepper and cinnamon. Sweet flavor with fruity tannins, some smoky phenols, barnyard, tropical fruits and wood. Full body, tannic palate, low acidity. Slightly too sweet, which causes some lack of depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1808) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2010
Competent cider although not probably not spectacular. Nice pretty grapey apply notes on the nose and palate, at least early, but this dries out quickly as musty fruits and tannin kick in. Not sure whether the drying tannin comes from the oak or skins (probably the latter) but it really is quite a smart touch. Wonder if this would age ok over a year of two?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2010
500ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
6 lovely pongy scrumpy, sharp bold and fruity
4 rich orange, carbonation low
6 quite scrumpylike - aged an pongy like a real cider should be, masses of apple. very close to the fruit and very close to the wood
3 carbonation low, palate smooth and sweet. sharp but sweet too. shame they filtered this.
14 aged perfectly, a massive hum of oak resin infused fermented apple

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2010
Bottle 500ml. clear glass.
Clear and sparkling, a light to medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate apple, green apple, wood, barnyard, sulfur. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, a dry dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20100102]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (1936) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Dry and slightly woody on the nose. Slight barnyard on the nose woody and with a tart apple flavour. Pretty nice really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7040) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle from Brewer’s Droop, Bristol. Golden in colour with a moderate white head. Aroma of tart apples, a touch of mushroom and barnyard yeast and spicy peel. Flavour had dry fruit juice, more rustic yeast and a medium-dry fruity finish. Pleasant drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2009
Bottled. Yellowish golden colour with no head. Aroma is barnyard, some earth, semisour apples as well as mild wooden notes. Flavour is quite much the same with also some mild cheesy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8660) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2009
bottle from Tesco Pontypool. Golden colour, rural fruity aroma (barnyard?). Pleasantly fruity, slightly sweet and pleasantly tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5130) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2009
Bottle from Realale.com. Golden with a fast disappearing head. Interesting farmyard aroma. Mellow apples amid strong famryard flavours. Quite dry, bitter almonds finish. Good carbonation. Complex and highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear golden with a small rough white head. Astringent apple aroma. Medium body with sweet green apple and an astringent sulphurous finish. 070209

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