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Sainsbury’s West Country Cider - Medium Sweet

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Sainsbury’s
Formerly brewed at Westons Cider

Style: Cider
London, England

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deliciously rich, fruity Herefordshire cider, made with locally grown cider apples and oak matured for up to six months


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2010
Pale gold with moderate carbonation. Syrupy apple pulp aroma. Flavour was also very sweet with sugary fruit and a thin finish. Poor.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008
I suggested the Sainsburys Medium Dry Cider was very sweet and wondered what this would be like in comparison. The answer is that it is remarkably similar. Bright copper gold. Quite an acid fruity aroma. Sweet taste with just a touch of sourness. If anything a little blander than the other one.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lotty (8) - Biddenham, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008 does not count
Colour is golden. Floral aroma like handcream. Taste is sour and bitter with some sweetness. Fizzy. Good for a picnic in the park, it will chill you right out.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
imdownthepub (10297) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2006
Bottled, pasteurised. Yellow gold, carbonated. This is very sweet and sticky with a resinous fructose taste. Does make a reasonable gravy though when no one would drink it. Nasty.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2006
Bottled. One of the few Westons that I find too cloying; sugariness overplays the other flavours and ends up unbalancing.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
leaparsons (8092) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
Bottle. Golden and very still. Aromas are very sweet and syrupy. So sweet that the apple doesn’t really shine. Flavours are sweet apple with wood and sugar with more sugar on top. There is some tartness and there are caramel notes but they are consumed by...sweetness. Sickly.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2006
Bottle (from Sainsburys. Sweet and fizzy with little character. Not a complex rich sweetness with redeeming features just plain old sweet.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2005
Bottle from Sainsburys. An aroma of syrupy apple juice and a touch of sourness. To taste this is oversweet with unpleasent sourness and vinegar character. Lacks balance, authentic cider flavour or the nice woody character that gives Westons a slight leg up over commercial producers. Quite horrible, drainpour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2005
This is another of sainsburies quite good range of beers and ciders. Aroma is very ripe apples with loads of sweetness, a little overpowering with the sweetness infact to serious toffee apple stage, though still ok. Taste is similarly ripe apples, however the sweetness isnt as bad as i thought it might be, with gentler carbonation than expected. The medium dry in this range is better, not still not bad for a supermarket cider.


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