The_Osprey (2776) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, 2013 vintage. Pale yellow, cloudy, still, no head. Smells like a strong cider - lots of apple and some strawberry. Body is medium, totally smooth, no carbonation. Taste is light custard and apple juice, not overly sweet. Dangerously drinkable.
Stuu666 (5595) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s, as Duchy originals dry reserve cider. Pours amber, nose is sweet apple, taste is tart apple, dry toffee.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear golden amber with white head on the pour.
Aroma: Tangy apple, white wine notes, musky, leaves and woody with a light buttery and toffee note. Subtle mineral, earthiness.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium acidity and low tannin.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, apple, light toffee finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/5/2014 Total Score: 3.7
Appearance: Hazy golden amber with small patchy bubble head.
Aroma: Apple, vanilla, woody, toffee, buttery, note of barnyard and leather.
Taste: Medium acidity, low sweetness and medium tannin.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, still, abrupt tart tangy apple, toffee like, vanilla finish after an initial sweetness.
Mjp12 (616) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pale yellow, no carbonation, very smooth flavour. Not as full of flavour as a 7abv cider should be.
olliejobbins (1220) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. smooth at first then lots of tangy apple. dry (i prefer sweet) but i did like this. tingles the tongue.
harrisoni (14600) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Waitrose and drunk at home on my chase of Theis. Hazy pale gold with no head. It’s a still cider. You know what? Westons can produce some decent cider when they want to. Almost a creamy apple aroma. Still in the mouth. Interesting apple fruit flavours in the mouth. Smooth yes, quite poised and sophisticated. If this was a female line of clothing it would be a crisp white Chanel blouse. Quite impressive. No alcohol present. Very slight tannin which does build. Yes becomes quite parching. I liked it very much. The apples almost explode in the mouth. Starchy, dry, almost austere, but classier than that. Wow.
leaparsons (8649) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy pale yellow and still. Aromas are tart and lightly musty with earthy apple skin and hints of vinegar. Yeasty with apple skin and creamy oak barrel. Flavours are bittersweet, earthy apple with pithy skin. Peppery alcohol with a dry finish. Acidic with hints of vomit. Not bad.