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Sainsbury’s Elderflower Suffolk Cyder

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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Aspall Cyder

Style: Cider
London, England

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A refreshing cider using the finest culinary and dessert apples and infused with elderflower extract.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (1050) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (302) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (2387) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (10419) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dommod2011 (698) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, 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.

4.9
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
33cl bottle from Sainsburys Clear very pale gold colour with a thick white head. Certainly quite a lot of elderflower on the aroma. Yes, not entirely sure I like this. I like elderflower in something like Dark Star Hylder Blond, but not sure it works so well in a cider. Definitely herby. But it’s a bit sweet and it’s just not really very good as a combination of flavours and the sweetness is just too much. Glad it’s only a 33cl bottle.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012

Bottle 330ml. clear glass.

Clear light medium yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy apple, flowers - elderflowers, pepper, artificial. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long to average duration, artificial, elderflowers. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120506]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepeter (278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Pours pale golden. aroma of elderflower, orchard and floral. Taste much the same. A bit sweet but not too sweet and nice balance of floral and tart flavors. light body with a better (not too much) carbonation considering it came in a bottle. I liked it quite a bit.


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