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Sainsbury’s Elderflower Suffolk Cyder

Brewed at Aspall Cyder

Style: Cider
Holborn, England


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
A refreshing cider using the finest culinary and dessert apples and infused with elderflower extract.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (3644) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours greenish yellow, clear. Aroma is elderflower / grandma’s toilet pot pourri. Taste follows, with an old woman dithering around the town market hall character. Herbal with a touch of turkish delight. Can’t say this would be my go-to cider. Unless I became insane.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (3795) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle from sainsburys, wednesfield. Almost clear yellow cider with quite a bit of carbonation. Aroma of elderflower and herb. Taste is elderflower, herb and Apple juice in the background. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (8696) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2015
330ml bottle from Sainsbury. Pours clear pale yellow with no head. Aromas of elderflowers, almost a floral hop thing going on. Taste is very floral, white grape schloer, some astringency, but a sweet finish overall. Alcopop territory.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (2152) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Sainsburys. Clear pale yellow colour, short lived thin white bubbly head and aroma of elderflower, fragrant turkish delight, fruity. Taste is very sweet, elderflowers, strong perfumey turkish delight, along with tart sour acidic juicy apple. Slightly spritzy mouthfeel, light bodied, fine to medium carbonation, sweet and sour at the finish. OK as a dessert tipple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (838) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle - pours very pale straw, almost clear, with a short lived white fizzy head that fades to nothing. Aroma of elderflower - somewhat artificial - and aniseed notes. Taste is very sweet, too sweet. Starts off with the elderflower flavours, developing into some floral and orange and then a sour and slightly acidic apple and pear finish. Light body, strong carbonation. A very lovely drink but unfortunately too sweet to enjoy a lot of.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (7846) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle at home From Sainsbury;s spilt with Sarah. Aroma is big and artificial, parfummed lavender, purple violets and pear drops. Aroma is very sweet as well. Petrol colour with a relucant white head. Fine campagne like bubbles. Flavour is very parfummed and sweet. Pears and slight tart apple skin in the finish, but it’s not enough; this is still way wway sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (17230) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle at a ChrisO Tasting - London. Pours clear, extremely pale yellow with a few bubbles. Hugely fragrant, like perfume, like a punch of flowers to the face. Medium sweet flavor with tons more flowers along with some herbs. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Outrageously floral and perfumey and very sweet to finish. Somewhat artificial and just way too much perfume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
You know, I hated it when it was warm but now it has been chilled it’s okay. Shame to use elderflowers though when they could go in a nice lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
Headless green gold. Beautifully fragrant tinned lychee and pollen aroma. Sweet and vibrant with the elderflower dominating all else. Mellow acidity to counter the sweetness. Lady cider no doubt, but a good one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fzjohnson (1) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013 does not count
This has become my all-time favourite. It could be over-poweringly elderflower for some, but anyone who has hiked the trails of this grand countryside knows the aroma and taste are real. 10/10 in my book. Shame it is a little pricey per volume, but worth a try. Warning: You will get hooked.

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