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Gwynt y Ddraig Kingston Black SV

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

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Draught and sometimes available in bottle - Medium cider. Oak fermented.
Rich, strong, full-bodied with an original flavour full of passion and spirit.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9287) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 28, 2011
Incomplete notes - I hope I have the right cider. I know it caused confusion identifying it at the time.
500ml bottle, not sure (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
Very easy drinker. Clear, alas, and no head. Pleasantly sharp taste. Not their best cider, as it lacks guts.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Bear & Billet, Chester 29/04/2011 (As KB Cider Oak Barrel ABV 7.2%) Big fruit aroma. Clear golden coloured strong in alcohol and fruity with a slightly dry oaked finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2011
Bottled@The 2nd ES/CS Beer Tasting. (thanks DB!). Hazy golden colour with no head. Aroma is green apples, quite sweet, but at the same time tart apples along with cheesy and slightly boozy notes. Flavour is semisweet/tart apples along with wood, some spices and mild notes of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6245) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2009
Bag in a box at the Portcullis, Clifton, Bristol 23/097/09. Per the box label this was at 7.2% ABV. Deep gold in colour with a slkight haze. Sweet apple juice aroma with soem banryard in the background. very easy drinking for the ABV, with plenty of juice, some mustiness and a decently dry finish. One of the best British ciders.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2008
Bottle, Madame Fromage, Cardiff. Am not really a massive cider drinker, but I thoroughly enjoyed this. Poured an appealing rich golden colour with a vanishing head. Very clean and smooth taste with oaky tones. Alcohol very well masked. Would definitely have this again; and this might well have ignited some future interest in fermented apples for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6066) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2008
(Cask at GBBF, London, 6 Aug 2008) Greenish yellow colour with no head. Fruity nose with distinct notes of fresh apples and a hint of ligroin, paint remover. Fruity apply taste, medium sweet, clean and fresh with alcohol well hidden. Traces of smoke in the background. Really nice cider.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2008
Handbottled by Doppelganger - Very slightly hazy, deep golden body, big bubbled fast disappering white head; Super, super deep very interesting nose, very citrus fruity acid almost acetic deep hay and barnyard aromas behind; Very nice fresh and deep body, water-like drinkable, very balanced with a touch of salt, lots of drying tartaric and tannic acids; Long great finish, tartic dry with lots of great aromas, slightly oaky with very mellow peel aromas as well. Great, very interesting almost pushy. Thanks!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2008
Polypin at Banbury Beer Festival 08-05-08 Lovely golden colour, very bright and clear. Amazing aroma huge pollen burst, Casey got dill, Loz got rapeseed, Tracey got banana pepper? I just got another, actually I didn’t but I was very tempted, good earthiness and woody flavours but apples are always whipping around I really liked this but for me the aroma was just incredible whatever we eventually decide it to be.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
At GBBF 2007. An unclear yellow cider with no head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of apples, and lighter notes of wood, while the flavor is sweet with notes of apples and wood.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2007
Bottled. Bought this for my wife and ended up loving it myself. Fantastically fresh feeling, pours a clear gold with just enough tingling carbonation. Lovely fresh spice in the background, juicy apples up front. Gluggable on a dank, cold, wet December lunchtime; this would be a killer at a picnic on a balmy August afternoon.


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