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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Ledbury is an old market town in Herefordshire, England – full of historic inns and pubs, and a beautiful, half-timber Market House dating back to 1617. It sits between the rivers Wye and Severn, surrounded by orchards growing cider apples. My first visit to Ledbury was as a brewer, to buy English hops in the autumn of 2007. I returned in 2011, a newly minted Cider-maker, to meet Tom Oliver. Tom makes traditional cider and perry in Ocle Pynchard, Herefordshire, to my palate among the very best.

The Ledbury Cider is an English-style medium cider – not too dry, not too sweet. A blend of old world bittersweet apples and new world heirloom varieties are fermented with native yeast, adding a bit of farminess to the ripe apple nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10021) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle at Jester King. Pours a clear gold with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong oak and apple skin. Thin body, apple, pear, strong oak, light dry finish, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
750mL bottle, pours a clear blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out medium sweetness and a touch of funk. Flavour is fairly dry, with dry apples, medium funk and dry bready notes. Not overly complex, but quite dry and funky. Decent cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2561) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
750ml bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Deep orange golden colour, short-lived white foam head and nose of fruity apple with juicy, caramel, vanilla notes. Juicy apple flavour up front, sweetish, then apple skins, green apples, rubber, earthy, hay, wood, some tartness and drying tannins. Light to medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, dry tangy tannic finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (5528) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Golden with white head. Aroma is apples, flowers, yeast and light funk. Taste is flowery apples, light alcohol, light funk and mild yeast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4507) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours tiny hazy golden with no head worth mentioning. Smell is fruity with ripe smashed apples, hay, dry soil, minerals, kumquats, lemon peal and hitns of paper. Taste is sour and fruity. mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tart and light bodied. Finish is sour with mixed smashed apples, hay, minerals, kumqauts, lemon peal and hints of paper. Less papery, less heavy dry and more fruit than Lapinette but still only decent. Needs lots more fruit from the apples and less paper without getting sweet and less refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (3494) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
May 1, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, blue session.
Clear golden with a minimal white head. Aroma is light sweet juicy apples, tart apple skins, some earthy, floral and citrusy notes. Taste is dry tart, slight bitter pith notes. Finish is light sweet ripe apples, tart green apples and apple skins, slight pith notes. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Rated on 7-18-2015 at Three Rivers Brew Review, Fort Wayne, IN. This bottled cider has a white head that quickly dissipated, transparent yellow body and fast rising carbonation. The aroma is very sweet and apples. The flavor mimics the aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth and this cider is light bodied. A quaffable and easy drinking cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7333) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Austin, Tx - on tap at the Lamar St Whole Foods. Sparkling medium golden pour, nice bubble action, no head. Nice apple-like aroma, golden delicious comes to mind. Smooth apple flavor, light touches of vanilla, somewhat natural tasting. Crisp, dry mouthfeel. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (11709) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
From tap at CBC 2015. Clear golden to yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of apples and citric.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2015
This bottled Cider from a beer Festival poured a head of frothy white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a very softly carbonated yellow orange colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was red apple. The mild citrus semi-dry sour mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering fruity aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of red apple. An OK brew just nothing special.

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