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Gwynt y Ddraig Gold Medal

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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Bottle & sometimes Draught - Medium cider. Oak conditioned.
Our first commercially produced cider which won us the CAMRA Gold medal in 2004 – the first Welsh cider producer to achieve a Gold medal. Winner of CAMRA’S gold medal at the 2004 National cider & perry judging


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (5334) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2015
An diesen süffigen Kompadre erinnere ich mich nur allzu gerne. Diese wundervolle Mischung aus süß und sauer. Diese milde Süße zum Schluss. Diese vollreifen Äpfelchen mit der perfekt ausbalancierten Perlung. Eine Goldmedallie, die nicht umsonst verschossen wurde.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5334) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from trade with minutemat - many thanks! The cider has got a clear deep golden colour with a smooth body. Aroma of oak and ripe apples. Taste of ripe, red apples, light oak, apple mash and apple juice. Wine-like finish. Enjoyed it a lot.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5649) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle from Biernavigatie, BB May 16, large sample. Clear golden color, short frothy head. Aroma of sour apple, slight oak. Slight sweet in taste, but mostly dry and sour. Soft oak wood note. Decent stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (1583) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from alko jumbo, vantaa. Clear deep golden color, some white bubbles. Aroma is rich sweet fruits, apples. Taste is sweet fruity notes, apples, stables.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1743) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle from garden centre near Hay-on-Wye. Deep clear straw. Sweet (but not too sweet) apple with creamy vanilla. The very smooth mouthfeel is somewhat disrupted by an occasional prickly fizz. Dangerously easy to knock back. Great cider apart from that annoying fizz.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4537) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2014
(bottle) clear deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of bread dough and cognac, with a hint of vanilla, some apple juice and straw, slightly cobwebby and calvadosesque. flavour is mostly apple juice, light green olives and caramel, with a hint of alcohol and walnuts in the semi-dry finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9777) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ Van Moll Brewpub. Clear rusty orange color, small white head. Smell and taste apple, sweetish, lightly dry. Quite nicely balanced imo. I quite enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1875) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
shared bottle. poured a darker yellow golden colour. over ripe apples, tart, vanilla, leather, oaky feeling, sour apples, some citrus, nice mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11620) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
Golden with a small white head. Sweet apple aroma with floral notes, and hints of vanilla, wood and leather. Sweetish apple flavour, with light tartness and bitterness

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with bubbly white head on the pour. Aroma: Apple, toffee/caramel, floral, vanilla, woody note. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium acidity and tannin. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, low/average carbonation, abrupt sweet, quite tart apple, vanilla finish. Comments: Lovely.


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