sound67 (702) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like cider but I never drink it at beer festivals because I certainly don’t like it still & warm (could live with still, not with warm). So mostly I enjoy it at home. ***
Maker: Gwynt y Ddraig Cider, Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom ***
Cider: Gwynt y Ddraig Orchard Gold (bottled, 500ml) ***
Style: Cider ***
ALC.VOL.: 4.9% ***
"Golden medium cider with a refreshing apple aroma. Smooth balanced flavour that has a fresh, crisp sharpness. Shows off its true origins as a traditional oak matured farmhouse cider." (cidery notes] ***
Colour: Clear, deep golden yellow. No head. ***
Nose: Mild, slightly sweet apple juice. Nom sharpness at all. ***
Mouthfeel: Very soft carbonation. Still rather on the light and crisp side. Not watery though. ***
Taste: More sweet than crisp at the start: sweetish red apples are dropped quickly in favor of tarter apple notes, with a shot of lemon. In the finale, a hint of apple seeds is added, so there’s a - very - mild bitterness to it. Aftertaste is predominantly sweet again, ripe, red apples. Quickly gone though. ***
Impressions: A very fruity, very apple-y, straightforward cider (no oak aging here) with soft carbonation (in contrast to something like Thatchers et al). Generally still crisp and thirst-quenching. Aroma could be stronger. Nice, not overly subtle.
melush (2932) - SPAIN - AUG 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Cervezorama 2.0, Madrid, Spain.
T: Apple, sweet.
SinH4 (3179) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden-orange color with white head. Aroma is vanilla, red apples, oak, light funk. Taste is red apples, wood, oak tannins, medium sweet, medium carbonation. Still sorta dry in the back, with quite some tannins. Top Cider!
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Cardinal. Deep golden colour with some off-white bubbles. aroma is apple, yeast, sourness. Flavour is apple, yeast, sourness, sugar. Ordinary cider.
HenrikSoegaard (13278) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark yellow colour. Dark yellow colour. Powerfull apple aroma. Light swet and semi dty powerfull nioce apple flavor. Average finish. Oily palate. Nice cider.
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ Dutch Chili Fest, Eindhoven. Clear yellow - golden color, small white head. Light aroma of sweetness and apple juice. Taste is nice and round, apple, very soft carbonation. Quite like it. Nice fresh, crisp and smooth.
markextrae (3977) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
shared bottle. poured a clear deep golden colour. ripe apples, sour apples, pears, biscuits, sour notes, vinegar, oak, vanilla, bit low carbonated, nice crisp anf bodied mouthfeel.
yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, at Cardinal. A clear dark golden cider, flat and headless. The aroma has mostly apples, but there’s also some cellar. Pear, apples, orchard notes and a touch of cellar in the flavor. Medium body, soft on the palate. Apple cores in the finish. Easy drinkable and quite decent, but far from impressive. 140726
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared 0,5 l bottle at Cardinal. Clear golden body with small white head. Ripe apples and hints of apple cider vinegar on the nose. Sweet yellow apples with a cereal finish. Smooth to drink.
Holmen2 (2914) - NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden. Fine cider aroma, with hints of apple cider vinegar. Sweet apples in taste. Good drinkability, but not particularly exciting.