minutemat (1994) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Llandrindod Wells Beer & Food Festival May 2014. Wrote in my notes this looked like Irn Bru before noticing Fin below had written it! Like the others this is lightly sparkling with a slight fruitiness and more assertive tannins behind its dry character. Well-blended and enjoyable.
Fin (8080) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Oakchurch, Staunton on Wye, Herefordshire consumed at home Thursday 8th July 2012 Like the other two ciders from Pips this pours the colour of Irn Bru® real rusty orange. The carbonation didn’t seem quite as pronounced as the sweet, but it was nice, dry and a little furry. Another good blended cider nice bittersweet balance with the dryness coming through gradually and then building. I like the appleyness, think there is a little nutty Egremont Russet, its good. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8
downender (6692) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Bristol Cider Shop. Deep amber in colour with plenty of fizz. Light, sweetish apple juice aroma with a green herb edge. Plenty of honeyed apple fruit flavours with a medium dry finish with plenty of after taste. Not particularly dry, but pleasant drinking.