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Hogans Medium Cider (Bottled)

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Brewed by Hogans Cider
Style: Cider
Alcester, England

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A sparkling cider, made from a blend of 100% freshly-pressed English cider apples from Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Warwickshire. Fermented using traditional methods, Hogan’s brings you the true taste of the orchard.


2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (793) - HONG KONG - AUG 14, 2014


500 ml bottle at abv 5.4% bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Clear golden colour; Near zero head and almost no foam, no lacing with very slight, slow-rising carbonation; Tart and sweet aroma of apple juice, with mustyness, yoghurt, light sugar, light alcohol, wood and tannic; Fairly sweet and quite tart taste of thin apple wine, with quite strong tannic, musty cellar, soda, alcohol and very light yoghurt; Light body. Thin but slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is close to light sweet Cider. The apple wine is still thin by Cider standard, but a lot thicker and better than its Dry Cider. Light sweet balanced by pretty strong yoghurt tartness, notable tannic and booze. Despite its thin body, it tastes pretty good… Wet after taste, Tart and water-thin to mouth.

Comments: After the poor Dry Cider I had last night, this Medium one has better Cidery base, no odd tastes and with some good tannin and tartness to show. Right on the decent line, and if it has more apple body, it will fare better. Drinkable but just okay for now.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1095) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle 5,4%. Golden body, minimal head. Aroma has sweet apple jam. Taste has sweet ripe apples. More on the sweet side than dry. Juicy finish with sweet apples. Rather sweet but never cloyingly sweet so it maintains a good refreshing character.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bronze gold, with mild carbonation. Pungent nose-- vinegary and dusty and of old apple and leather. Horsey. The flavor is not quite so sharp, but still carries the qualities... long-aged apple, leather,touches of vinegar, as if aged in a treasure chest buried for decades beneath the sand.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (2637) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 8, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear golden color. No head, non expected. Leather, apples, sweet notes in aroma. Sweet, apples, fizzy notes in taste. Dry mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Metallic apples in aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9260) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 1, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014 Bottle at Drink Baar, Tallinn
Nice tarriness and heaviness in the aroma. Oh, the sweetness! It’s nice. Good apples. We conclude that it has nice apples.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3210) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a nice golden color with a decent clarity and lots of very tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

The aroma is really nice, it’s got wet limestone, some apple but without being overly fruity in any way, and some green wood.

The flavor does have a touch of sweet apple flavor up front, but it’s all very well balanced out with a dry finish & some nice apple skin bitter notes, so it doesn’t come off as terribly sweet at all. The acidity is bright and the cider has a really enjoyable lime-stone-y flavor to it. Not unlike a mildly sweet Vihno Verde, fruity with subtle layers.

I’ve been pretty well impressed by both the Ciders I’ve had from these folks.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1121) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
500ml bottle from Bier Huis. Clear golden colour, foam white head and aroma of fruity apple & woody vanilla. Taste is bittersweet apple, musty, tangy with a slight rubbery note and some tannin. Medium bodied, low carbonation, dry tannic finish. Quite OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Tasted at The Festival. Light hazy amber, light to medium body, good smooth taste.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (10035) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle sample at The Festival. Hazy light amber color. Aroma of dried apples skins. Taste is light, tart apple.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9586) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle as Hazy Daisy. Pours hazy pale yellow with no head. Aroma is sweet apples and light phenols. Flavor is apple and spices with a sweet finish. Light body and carbonation.


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