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Gwynt y Ddraig Gold Medal

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


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (8476) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle sampled at the Delft beer festival. Thin white head. Clear golden pour. No carbonation. A decent cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6015) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
500ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear golden color. No head. Sweet, apples, fruity, caramel in aroma. Apples, sweet, caramel in taste. Caramel, some yarrow and apples in aftertaste. Alcohol is covered nicely. Tad too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle shared Phil. Clear golden cider, very small head. Nose is apple peel, some sweetness, soft apple notes. Flavor is apples and apple peels, soft sweetness, some mild yeastiness in the finish. Lovely Extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (2817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours dark golden. Aroma is sweet, apples, some sourness. Flavor is sweet, sour, apples, some spiciness, some alcohol. Overall: OKish, bit sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2016
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki) (6:3:6:4:13=3.2)
Nice bold gold. Gentle apple aroma, pleasantly dry, apple skins, a bit dry woody. Lovely full palate, smooth and rich. Taste is pure woody apple skins, perfect balance between the dryness of skins and the sweetness of the fruit. Leaves my lips with a nice sharp coating. Yum. Ooops, half a litre of 7% cider - perfect for company meetings!
Rerate: 500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki) (7:3:7:4:14=3.5)
Woodier aroma. Crisper taste. Super drinkable. All the above positive words still apply. Damn, too nice to rate, better to just drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (2447) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2015
Golden color with white head. Aroma is red apples, quite sweet, but natural. Slightly phenolic. Taste is sweet red apples, slightly tannic, good tartness, and with a phenolic finish. Fine-bubbled carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dermi (1079) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2015
50 cl, bottled. Pours clear pale orange with no head. Aroma: Sweet red apples. Taste: Sweet, slightly dry. Some mild tartness. Palate: Medium body, notable carbonation. Quite sweet cider. Nothing special, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (6388) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6421) - Reutlingen, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (6486) - 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.

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