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Brewed by Westons Cider
Style: Cider
Ledbury, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2008
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pale gold colour with no head and slight carbonation. Sweet, slightly industrial apple aroma with a hint of yeast. Sweet apple apple flavour with a dry finish. Alcohol not prominent, but the drink wasn’t particularly refreshing either. Not my kind of cider.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11129) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Øltorvet.dk. Pours quite golden with a little head on the pour - disappears immediately. Lots of bubbles breaking the surface. Aroma is sweet with lots of red apples, a great dose of sourish oakiness. Mouthfeel is flatter than expected with a nice oily feel at first. Flavour masquarades the alcohol very well. Sweet and sticky apples at first, with a great dryness. The oak appears as a great tarty finish. A good cider, but it is very powerful, tart and dry.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
500ml Bottle: Actually tasted this one almost a year ago, forgot to rate it as I see in my notes here. Poured golden, apple-juice in colour; mine offered no head at all. The aroma is obviously high in apples, but there’s a distinct sweet white wine coming through as well. Both prevalent in the flavour, but it’s extremely tart and unpleasant to me. Couldn’t finish it, but it’s possible it’s just not my thing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (5970) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear bubbly gold with a spare diminishing white head. Aroma of tart apples, oak and a hint of white wine. Flavour’s also of tart apples but it’s somewhat sweet along with some oak and a hint of alcohol. Average bodied. Nothing special, it’s just O.K.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
Appearance
Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 1   Pale(1)->Dark(5) : 2   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 1
Aroma
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 1   Hay: XX   Brett : XX   Floral: 2   Wood: 1   Leather: XX   Barnyard : XX   Medicine : XX   Phenols: XX   Cheese : XX   Vinous: 2  
Notes: Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Applesauce: XX   Appleskin : 2 Pear : XX   Tropical FruitsXX  
Flavor
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3 Juicy: 2   Sourness : 3   Bitterness: XX   Farmy : XX   Complex: XX   Length : XX
Palate
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1 Chewy: XX   Sharp: XX   Chalk : XX   Astringence : XX   Tea tannins : XX   Alcohol : XX
Comments: The usual sweet and sour Weston approach. Middle of the road, even for that cider house.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
Bottle. [ Courtesy of Papsoe ] Clear medium yellow color with a small virtually none white head. Aroma is moderate vinegar, oak, apple, sweet. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2007
Light yellow with no head. Sweet and tart palate with a slightly alcohol finish. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
Golden with distinct notes of oak and apple in both aroma and flavour, I also find notes of horse blanket, a smooth sweetness and a dry finish. 1996

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2007
Golden colour with a thin off white head. Tart fresh apple fruity aroma with notes of wood. Sweet/ sour fresh apple fruity flavor with a dry finish with wood notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2007
Big-bubbled effervescence bursts through the clear, light golden gown...Straw and apple sweetness produce an unassuming aroma and a tame flavor profile...Fine to accompany salads, perfectly drinkable, and never too thin, this okay strong cider does not show its alcohol content at all...

Bottle; best before Nov. ’08.


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