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Oliverís Traditional Cider

Brewed by Oliverís Cider
Style: Cider
Hereford, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Available on draught and in 500ml bottles.
Dry Cider. Still.
All the sourness, bitterness, acidity and astringency you would expect from a fully fermented dry cider. Perfectly balanced, so easy to drink and great with cheese and roast pork.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5978) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2016 2 oz pour on cask at ANXO. Clear amber gold. Aromas of light spice, honey, apples. Tastes of sweet apples, light honey. Light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Sample at ANXO. Clear golden amber with reddish hurs. Aroma if dusty feet trampling overripe fruit. Taste is tart, funky, bitter, dry, fruity. Delicious.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
angel77 (2424) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 9, 2016
Botella 50 cl en el seŮor Lupulo Gijůn. junio 2016. ...Dulce fracaso... Lote 1511 sin Fcpref. sabores secos con maderas y Šcidos intensos. resulta casi desagradable. cuerpo ligero fŠcil de beber. para no repetir sin duda.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3207) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2016
500ml bottle. 29-03-2016.
Courtesy of Guerrilla Imports.
In short: dry flat cider.
Pours some hazy dark gold with vanishing white head. Fruity apple, tart, little barnyard nose. Medium body, flat carbonation, oily texture. Taste is really dry, little bitterness, fruity. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (2552) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
500ml bottle. Orange golden colour, no head and aroma of tart apple, woody, oak, funk, leather, rubber. Taste is dry tangy apple with barnyard, woody, leather & rubber notes, and earthy drying tannins. Quite sour, medium bodied, no carbonation, very dry tannic finish. Abit harsh, but OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (4275) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
Draft @ Beer in Hand, Hereford. I hope this is the same as the bottled version rated below. This is uncharacteristic Olivers to me, its flavour presenting a very thin and dry blend with a coarse woodiness and gum-sucking dryness without any of the trademark fruitiness that Tom has perfected over the years. Mind you, in this kind of place thatís precisely what the locals want I expect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Whatís the deal here? Not a single Euro rate on this business, yet I find it in a Urbandale grocery store?
Pours perfectly still, with a golden color.

The aroma is appley, earthy, lightly lemony, with some white grape and Pinot Gris wine.

The flavor is puckeringly tart, very dry, lightly spicy and very enjoyably bitter. The apple character is very nice, itís got the flavor of lightly bitter apples without any of the sweetness. The cider is oaky, earthy, and really fantastic.

@ $9 a bottle I went back to the store so I could purchase and drink another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavż in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2012

Bottle @ The-Fest in Woosta.
Slight wink of carbonation. Pale, yellow citrus soda.
Twangy, cored, floral, flinty nose.
Tastes like hard water. Unintended flash of carbonation. Apples seem secondary. Bitter acid apples. Gently sour. Pith. Like drinking from a can. Sharp, woody & iron finish.
A kidney stone in every bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburís Foco. Clear, light yellow appearance with no head and no notice of carbonation. Light oak, straw, somewhat grassy, somewhat yeasty, a bit bready, dry apple aroma. Actually, pretty sweet apple, somewhat funky, a bit juicy, light oak/tannin, fairly tart flavor. Fairly refreshing but a bit juicy and the interesting notes are pretty mild. Kind of reminds me of some homemade ciders that Iíve tried in Europe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle. No noticeable carbonation when the crown is popped. Spanish style sidre pour yields minimal carbonation (no sediment left on the bottle either). Crystal clear, somewhat deep golden yellow hue. Negligible legs on the glass. Funky aromas, cheesy (like hops aged for lambic), some sulfur, minerally, some bright fruit notes, berries, earthy, leathery. Funk character borders on chlorophenolic at times. Sandalwood, damp leaves, light oak character. Flavors are medium sour, lightly astringent. Tannins are medium to full. Completely still bodied (odd, considering all the other still products that I have had from this cidery have been in corked 750mls). Funk level is close to Spanish levels, but sourness is a bit more muted. Phenols are medium to slightly harsh (medicinal, normandie band-aid, strong leather). Flavors still very reminiscent of fall with the damp leaf and rustic components. Completely still, somewhat thin. Rustic and unique. I think carbonation would be preferable on this. Interesting for sure.

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