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Brewed by Hogans Cider
Style: Cider
Alcester, England

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sparkling cider, made purely using juice from a blend of 100% fresh-pressed English cider apples grown in Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Warwickshire. Fermented using traditional methods, Hoganís brings you the true taste of the orchard.
Ingredients: cider apple juice, water, sugar, yeast and sulfites.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1077) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear yellow golden colour, foamy white head which slowly dissipates away and aroma of apple, barnyard, oaky vanilla, leather. Taste is dry sourish apple, light barnyard, woody oak with vanilla, rubber & leathery notes. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, low carbonation, dry light tannic tangy finish. Quite drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (989) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a clear deep gold. Tart apple, dusty tannins, leather and struck flint, with some citrus leaf notes make up the aroma. Tart, bittersharp apple up front leads into leather and serious tannic grip in the mid-palate. A little hint of apple sweetness leads into the finish, which is tart and cleansing. This is a serious dry cider, about as far from commercial lolly-water as cider can get. It is very reminiscent of Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon, and thatís about the highest praise that can be given to a cider.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3185) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle from shelf.
Pours golden with a quick rise and fall of the head, itís got plenty of bubbles on the side of the glass with only a few tiny ones rising.

The aroma is beautiful, limestone, hay and horsebarn. The apple character is there but itís actually surprisingly light.

The flavor is tart and earthy, even minerally at points. Itís defiantly got some apple, but there is a lot more apple-skin flavor and the apple flesh flavor is pretty subdued. Iíve had apple skin forward ciders before, in my meager experience this one seems to be pretty low on bitterness for this type of flavor profile. Itís dry, not bracingly so... but there is not much sweetness in there either.

Maybe I donít "get" English Ciders because I keep being really impressed by these ones that are rated really low. Maybe ratebeer doesnít "get" English Ciders... either way Iím glad Iím not buying these by the Ratebeer score, because Iíd be missing out on a whole bunch of really enjoyable cider.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4600) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2013
50cl bottle I picked up at Perfect Pour. Pours a deep honey gold with a ring of white head. Aroma is earthy, honey comb, tart apple, apple skin, a little candy. Flavor is sweet, sweet and tart apple, a little yeast, earthy, juicy but not sticky. Clean, dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head, that disappears quite quickly. Aroma is sweet apples, some apples sourness, mild earthy and fruit sugary notes. Flavour is ripe apples, green apples, fruit sugars, some earth and mild wooden tartness to it. Balanced, and has a nice palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle as Panking Pole. Pours hazy yellow with a bubbly white head. Aroma is phenolic and apple. Flavor is phenolic, apple and straw with a dry finish. Light body and carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2013
Crosspoint TossCo. Headless gold with steady carbonation. Juicy aroma beckoning with calamine, dank fallen fruit, Chewits. Thin and acidic beyond with almond and rubbery notes; booze, no real fruit or complexity.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours with a crystal clear yellow hue with a quick to fade white head. Aromas are sulfuric and bretty. English style dry, earthy, chimney, leather, bacon and ripe apples. Flavors are sulfury and leathery, beef jerky, meaty sulfur, bacon, light apples. Phenols and chlorophenols are distracting to say the least. Not really drinkable. Medium carbonation, off dry. Messy.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2622) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours bright gold with low carbonation. Aroma is sweet and dry apple juice and must. Taste has dry apple juice and a very dry finish. Slight sour hint on the aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1608) - AUSTRIA - JAN 27, 2013
Medium yellow with a thin, fizzy, disappearing, white head with no lace. Smells of rustic apples fresh from the farm, apple peel, leather, yeast, sweet apple and acidity. Light watery thin body with soft carbonation. Tastes sweet at first with a woody centre but it becomes overpowered by a bitter, acidic, dry, astringent apple finish. I donít prefer the acidity sort of ciders but I didnít find it offensive. Easy to drink enough and clearly not mass manufactured but more home-made.


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