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Westons Henry Westons Vintage Reserve Cider

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Brewed by Westons Cider
Style: Cider
Much Marcle, England

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This cider, which is made from top quality apples, has been allowed to mature in old oak vats for up to six months and then specially selected for Henry Weston, great-grandson of the founder, as the very best of the year's vintages.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (11965) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle from work, so probably picked up at Sainsbury’s. It pours clear green - gold with a quickly dissipating fizzy white head. The aroma is quite rough, barnyard, earth, sugary sweet, apple skin and apple cider. The taste is surprisingly light, sweetish, white sugar, apple pie, tinned fruits, alcohol hit, some acidity, earth and distant wood. The finish is pretty short. Medium body and fine carbonation. Found this a bit disappointing really - a bit thin and sweet. So-so.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jfb (5401) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2016
(bottle) clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of apple pie and custard, with some notes of green olives, earth and yeast. flavour is mostly apple juice, burnt caramel and ethanol, with a medium sweetness and some raw beef in the finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SeniorZozo (1092) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 4, 2016
Pale gold, no head. Apple aroma, no real oak presence. Surprisingly thin for the alcohol heft. Dry finish. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3156) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2016
8.2, 500ml. Helder gouden zonder kraag. Aroma van zure groene appels, hout, zoet. Smaken zijn erg zacht met prikkelende co2, lekkere appel fruitzuren, zoetig, zoetzure afdronk, licht droog, m body, lekker voor de afwisseling.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2389) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
500ml bottle from local shop. 2015 vintage. Sparkling, golden colour, with a short-lived fizzy white foam head. Nose of apple, must, hints of funk and sulphur. Flavour is fruity apple, sweetish, with some underlying warm alcohol, light tannin, alittle oak, tartness and a sulphur hint. Oily mourthfeel, medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry tangy finish. Quite OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2566) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2016
2014 vintage Bottle from Waitress. Pours a clear medium yellow color with a quickly receding head. The smell is wood, mature apples, floral, dust. The taste is very dry, vinous, some oak, some aged apple flavor with a crisp very dry ending. The body is light/medium with prickly carbonation. More depth than a lot of ciders.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (1104) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 3, 2016
clear golden liquid without head. aroma of apples, taste of apples, medium sweetness, medium sourness. full body, creamy feel, lively,

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Moravius (1063) - Beijing, CHINA - DEC 25, 2015
Flasche (Westons 2014 Vintage Cider, oak aged, 50 cl) von Jenny Lou’s, Peking. - Helles Goldgelb, blank. - In der Nase herbe Frucht (Holzapfel) und recht deutliche holzige Noten. - Schmeckt nach holzigem Apfel, ohne weiche Frucht; kaum süß aber durchzogen von kräftiger holziger Herbe, die zum Ende hin unangenehm dominiert und von schwachen pelzig-moosigen Noten begleitet wird. Nur mild rezent, mineralisches Mundgefühl, ähnlich wie ein trockener Riesling, aber nicht spritzig sondern leblos und flach. Ein Restchen honigartiger Süße zwischen all dem Muff. - Enttäuschend; überhaupt nicht mit einem guten frischen Apfelwein zu vergleichen. (Verkostung: 22.12.2015.)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, Carrick-on-Shannon [081115] 2014 Vintage
Light blonde, clear
Aroma of soft bit sour apple, slight savoury note - maybe from the oak aging
Taste of soft apple, alcohol well hidden, quite mellow
Palate - Soft carb, light medium body, soft sweet, not tannic which is good. Finish a bit dry.
Overall - Better than expected. Drinkable for abv,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1529) - HONG KONG - NOV 26, 2015


500 ml bottle “2014 Vintage” bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Clear pale golden yellow colour; Less than none-quarter finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; No lacing with notable slow soft carbonation; Fragrant aroma of apple wine with strong tartness, strong wood barrels, light sandalwood, apple juice, white wine, light sugar and moderate tannic; Mid to light sweet taste of dry apple wine, with strong alcohol, liquorices, sparkling wine, barrel, light sugar and very light tannic; Light body, watery and very boozy palate; Mouth feel is good dry winey cider drenched in strong but quite tasty booze, not as hard-hitting as its 8.2% suggests. Barrel taste is permeating but not as strong as the aroma. Light tartness and liquorices finish. Easy and quite nice!... Fairly dry after taste. Boozy and winey to mouth.

Comments: This is my ideal version of a scrumpy - strong but tasty booze, very white winey, not too dry and with good deal of sweetness. Not as barrel-ish or tart enough for my likings, but still very enjoyable. Nice one!


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