Carlsberg UK
Brewed at Hereford Pilgrim Drinks

Style: Cider
Northampton, England


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36   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 (1053) - - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (2547) - 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 (89) - 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 (4100) - 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 (4100) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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 (4534) - 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 (2574) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
s_hartshorne (1395) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle ripponden watching Tour de France Yorkshire. Drunk from bottle. Aroma is apple pulp. Taste is apple sweet and slight tart finish. Carbonation bit strong. Not the best mass produced cider on the market.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle at Lidls, bog standard clear fizzy apple cider, fairly fruity start but cardboard middle and acidic finish

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
TrefwoordPunk (808) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
Can 44 cl poured into a lambic glass. Pours a clear golden with a really small and fading white head and an aroma of apple juice and sour apples. The taste is also very much like apple juice too, with a really fizzy mouthfull. Just an everyday supermarket-cider.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottled 26/04/14. A greeny gold coloured cider with no head. Not a lot going on here at all really. Seems like apple sweetened alcoholic grape juice in that there’s very little apple character. Not nasty but just nothing to get excited about.

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