Hecks Portwine Of Glastonbury SV (Draught)
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Brewed by Hecks Farmhouse Cider
Style: Cider
Street, England


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Draught only.
A medium, still, single varietal cider made from the Portwine Of Glastonbury apple variety.

GarethYoung's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, - JUL 30, 2007
[Cask at Middle Farm Cider Centre] Cloudy green/orange with floating bits. Ripe apples, oak, orange blossom wild, housey character. Full bodied, slightly sweet, lots of fruit on the palate with a long, dry finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17805) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2016
Cask @ Egham 23. Light hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, apples and light barnyard. Flavor is quite. Sweet finish with a hint of port. 260316

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FatPhil (14088) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 7, 2015
Draught (Cambridge Blue, Cambridge) as "Hecks Portwine Medium Sweet" at 6.5%
Misty orange, no head. Beautifully fruity aroma, some lovely sharpness as well as the rich sweet fruitiness. Taste is dangerous, according to Anna, but I disagree - I think it’s magnificent. We agree to compromise on "sublime". Beautifully soft palate. Right now, this is saying "best cider ever" to me. It may be sweet but it’s utterly delicious, and gloriously drinkable. Aged so gracefully, presumably in wood from the mellowness. Palate is just right, it has just the right amount of sharpness to balance the sweetness. Wow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11232) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours clear rich golden amber with no head. Aroma of sweet red apples, tart apples, light wood and funk. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic. Real soft sweet red apple palate. Medium bodied with flat carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. No head. Clear golden pour. Lots of apples. Very easy drinking. The best cider I’ve had in ages.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Bag in a box, Castle Inn, West Lulworth. Hazy amber, no head. Quite smokey nose, farmyards flavours and a tart finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (13389) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
Draught at The Orchard Inn, Bristol. Gold with no head. Sweet, fruity dessert apple type cider, thinnish a little claggy on the palate. It’s ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
apickles (449) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Tasted at the annual ale and arty beer festival in Stockton. Slightly cloudy with a hint of red colouring, but mainly golden. Quite a strong nose, slightly vinegary traditionally smelling cider. Really quite nice, full of flavour, just slightly drying on the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (4422) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
500ml bottle from New Forest Cider, Borough Market. Exceedingly good cider, fruity and rich with overripe apples and just the right amount of dry earthiness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (5091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2013
Hazy med amber golden color. Mildly spicy nose if nutmeg and cinnamon and raisins. Unbelievable sweet and tart mouth showing cinnamon, brandy, stewed apples. Great balance of acidity. Puckering dry finish. Stewed apples and cinnamon just linger despite the dryness at the end. Wow. This is the type of English cider I’ve been looking for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2013
Cask @ The Castle Inn, West Lulworth - The permanent Dorset Cider Festival. Unclear, dark orange body with practically no head. Aroma has apple cores and wood. Flavor is medium sweet apple, quite strong apple core/ripe apple, wood and a bit earthy. Nothing here that reminds me about port wine, but it has a pleasant robust and smooth flavor at the same time. Interesting twist.

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