Carlsberg UK
Brewed at Hereford Pilgrim Drinks

Style: Cider
Northampton, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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The launch of Somersby represents Carlsberg’s first venture in the UK’s mainstream cider market. The cider brand is currently available in 22 other countries, after being released in Denmark and Norway in 2008. However, the UK version of Somersby will be a "completely different liquid" to the version avaiable elsewhere, a Carlsberg spokesperson told just-drinks.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
scotty (1083) - - MAR 8, 2013
Good gold colour, large bubbles which die away quickly. Odd aroma, cant quite place it but its not apples! Slightly sweet with an acidic streak, not particularly appley, finish is reasonable. Overall, a commercial style, lacks character. From Tesco, £1.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (11291) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Keg at The Wheatsheaf & Pigeon, Staines, Surrey. Pale straw with no head. Watery, fizzed apple drink, thin and bordering on sweet mush. Not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (8428) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
From a plastic bottle at the Emirates Stadium.
The aroma and flavour don’t differ that much from the Scandinavian version but I guess it’s different. Musty apple, mild dryness and some sweetness. Drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tommann (2985) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours light gold with no carbonation. Aroma is twigs and faint apples. Taste is sweet apple juice to start with a twiggy apple finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (6047) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Can from the Scotmid. Pours clear gold, no head. Aromas are apples, grapes too. Taste is sweet and sticky. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle, color is golden pour, both the nose and taste are lots and lots of apples, apple cider.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
YantarCoast (454) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 7, 2014
440ml can. Looks like fizzy apple juice. Aroma of apple juice, grape/wine. Taste is more like an apple flavoured alcopop than a cider. Carbonation is like a sparkling wine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (5552) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Simple one with some red apples, bit of grape and slightly in the citrus fruits. Sweetish one with no inspiration nor deep body. Drinkable and average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
McTapps (5554) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle from Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a clear golden colour with medium body. Aroma of young apples and leaves. Taste of young and sweet Apfelmost, fresh pressed apples, leaves. Medium sweetness. Not that bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
berkshirejohn (5093) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
50cl bottle. Looks like a cheap cartonned apple juice, smells like a cheap cartonned apple juice; dry chemical taste with some underlying apple, but also a handful of chalk. Not good - I guess all the money went on the (rather good) TV ads, not on the product.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
On tap at Ryries. Appearance - golden orange with no head. Nose - apple sauce. Taste - stewed apples and a citrus finish Palate - medium bodied with a big tangy texture and a long dry and sour finish. Overall - solid cider.

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