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Hoganís Draught Cider (Keg / Cask)

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Brewed by Hoganís Cider
Style: Cider
Alcester, England

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Draught only; Keg & cask (handpump).

Note: This cider is most commonly seen on keg but may be encountered on cask served by handpump. If you had a cider from bag-in-box draught it was something different.

Hoganís Draught Cider is a classic draught cider, bright, lightly carbonated and golden in colour, fermented from 100% fresh pressed cider apples. As with all our products no apple concentrate is used and we do not add sugars prior to fermentation giving our premium cider an authentic taste.
Hoganís Draught Cider (4.5% abv) is a medium dry cider with a distinctive, appley aroma and some peaty notes. Well-balanced on the palate, Hoganís draught has an abundance of classic cider apple tannins and a pleasing complexity.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (4324) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Cask @ Shepherdís Rest, Hebden Bridge. Pale yellow with a carbonation. Slightly dry but has a full apple cider flavour.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14107) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
ap @ Cider Tap. No head. Color is pale yellow. Aroma and taste are apples and fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11600) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Tap @ Cider Tap, London as Hogans Draught (med/dry), 4.5% ABV. Clear pale yellow without head. Aroma is sweet, apples, tart and sulphur. Flavor is medium sweet. Dry finish. 041013

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11326) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
Tap @ Cider Tap as "Hogans Draught (med/dry)", 4.5%. Clear pale golden with no head. Aroma is apples, fruit, wood and sulfur. Flavour is apples, medium dry, medium sweet, little sulfur and apple peals.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17161) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2013
Draft @ Victoria, JDW, Victoria SW1. Pours a pale yellow color with a small fast disappearing white head. Has a fruity spicy apple aroma. Fruity fresh spicy apple flavor. Has a fruity spicy dry apple finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3647) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 21, 2013
Not bad but very drinkable. Very fruity tasting and nice to drink. Golden and fine in aroma.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
McNeillR (1273) - SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Pale piss yellow body with hefty carbonation producing typically headless cider. Really wooden apple scent, in a nailed to the picnic bench in the sun for a few weeks way. Without the blasting CO2 to keep things fresh enough to let you close enough for a sip. Very crisp and clean initial taste is the only thing saving this. Big slops of dry apple and a murky finish even with all the carbonation.
Really very poor. But was also very cheap. No cask downstairs in club part of venue and Aspallís was £2.00 more expensive. Chuck a bit of blackcurrant in and was a sugary palatable mess.

Keg, The Phoenix Oxford Circus, London

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11577) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Draft. Still crystal clear light apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, apple, some duskiness, light yeast, crispness. Taste is medium sweet, apple, some duskiness, light seltzer, apple liqueuer. Light body, minimal carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (12889) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2012
The importer brought this one to ChurchKey for a cider dunner, and according to both them snd the website, this is a new offering from Hoganís. clear pale yellow color. Aroma of subtle apple flesh and blue cheese. Taste is fizzy bitter apples and blue cheese. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3711) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
No, no, no. I jumped on this, thinking that there was a new UK cider available in the US and hopeful that it would finally be something worthy of the great UK ciders. Not to be. Fruity, fizzy from a very light, clear body. Nothing funky, a bit too sweet for what I was expecting. (on tap at Town Hall, Minneapolis)


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