chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, - JAN 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From polycask (gravity dispense) at Great British Beer Festival, day 4 on 5 August 2011. Not sure whether the ciders from this producer branded as Pennard & Avalon are different products, or perhaps the labelling here was just on the initiative of the bar manager - Pennard is the company, which makes country wines and meads as well as cider, but the ciders are usually seen branded as Avalon. Pale gold colour. Designated "3" on the GBBF sweetness scale, which means medium-sweet, which I guess is about right. I can’t say I’m a big fan of the sweeter ciders, and this one didn’t take my fancy too much. Quite tart and rather thin. Which isn’t for me, a great combination with sweetness. A bit more fruit, body and farmyard character would have helped. Not bad, per se, but not to my taste.
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a polycask at the Seven Stars, Bristol March 2012. Deep gold and slightly hazy. Medium sweet fruit, with a hint of the barnyard and medium finish. Ok.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a plastic barrel @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
[ As Avalon Medium Sweet Cider ].
Light unclear medium yellow orange colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy apple, barnyard, alcohol - aceton. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, apples, moderate to heavy aceton. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.