haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, - MAR 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A notch up from the dry, the extra sweetness takes the edge out of it. Cider for people who don’t like ’cyder’ and have grown up since drinking Strongbore.
scotty (963) - SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
EXCELLENT!!! On the drier side of medium, this is SO fresh and fruity. There are loads of clean fresh appley flavours, with a refreshing streak of acidity. This is another quality cider from Frome Valley. There’s a nice steady bead, no head obviously! No harsh tannins either...one of the characteristics of the mass produced "ciders". A classy glass!
RichardGretton (4028) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very pale and fizzy cider when poured. The aroma is very sweet and the flavour is particularly sweet and applely. Overall an average cider.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is sweet apples, with maybe a little nutmeg. Taste is quite similar and again a little sweet for the style, though a sourness does kick in later on.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This was drank from the bottle as liquid refreshment for a train journey. Quite untaxing but drinkable. Quite reminscent of the producers other cider but only slightly sweeter. Hints of almost traditional character prevent it from becoming boring.
hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I’m sorry to say this reminded me of the unpleasant Sirrus. It was pale golden with no head. A sweet, artificial taste with no sharpness or bite. Not a patch on the Frome Valley Dry.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from ASDA, High Wycombe. Pours clear gold with no head and apparently lowish carbonation. Not much aroma, some spirity alcohol and fruit. Flavour is sweet and fruity (apple, of course) with lots of apparent alcohol - nailpolish and spirit. Really quite a pleasent semi commercial cider that has a few traditional qualities in amongst it’s easy drinking commercial nature. Pleasent.
leaparsons (7129) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden with no head. Aromas are woody with apple and a surprising amount of alcohol considering its abv. Flavours are sweet apple with hints of sourness. Woody, earthy and quite floral. Decent enough but give me a festival cask cider from a farm brewer any day.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not surprisingly, this is rather similar to the same producer’s dry cider, but a little sweeter. Not too sweet though. No doubt, intended to be an easy drinking refresher and it succeeds at that. However, it’s a bit straightforward and doesn’t have enormous character. Perfectly pleasant nonetheless. I prefer the dry. The company was formerly known as The Cheyney Lodge Cider Company (as this bottled was marked), but changed its name to Henneys in October 2003. 500ml bottle (no BBE date) from orchard-hive-and-vine.co.uk