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Brewed by Westons Cider
Style: Cider
Ledbury, England

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RATINGS: 145   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2010
500ml bottle. Pale gold in colour, with a pleasant fruity aroma. Nice crisp apple flavour, with a relatively dry palate and nice mouthfeel. A very good cider.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1445) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2010
[500ml bottle from Asda, High Wycombe] 2008 vintage, which I suspect is identical to other vintages. Very pale, clear sparkling gold. Aroma a little vinegar-y. On tasting it’s rather more appealing - it’s very smooth with very little carbonation and a growing dryness. Apples (obviously!). Only a slight hint of woodiness - nothing like an oak-aged beer. The alcohol is not at all apparent in the mouth, yet goes swiftly to your head! There’s some hint of lambic-like tartness in the finish. Not bad for a cider, but had hoped for more sign of the oak-aging in the taste. Made a rather good cider sauce for a pot-roast pheasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2009
bottle, vintage 2008, bought at Waitrose Monmouth. Clear deep golden colour. Tart apple nose. Full-bodied, slightly astringent with full apple flavours and a pleasantly tart and dry character.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2009
500ml bottle. 2008 vintage. Pale yellow colour, clear, reasonably lively with fine beading. Thin ring of white foam persists, headless otherwise. Quite pungent apple aroma. Get that sort of ’mature’ apple element in there, like an apple that is on its way to deteriorating. Some citric acidity hits high in the nose, peppery perfumey alcohol presence too. Very full body, with decent length comparable to a white table wine. Carbonation is subdued, bit of tannin and acidity present, along with alcohol, drying out the palate. Red delicious apple flavour on the body, starts quite sweet, bit of ripe pear in there, becomes more tart and spicy with odd savoury grassy/woody notes and alcohol-derived peppery notes which linger on the finish. Quite a potent cider, doesn’t hide the abv all too well, but has a nice bit of tannin and acid that add some complexity to the flavour and mouthfeel. Couldn’t drink much more than 1 bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
renffisch (723) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
bottle. 2008 vintage (if anyone cares...) pale yellow colour, fine carbonation. tart apple nose. medium sweet in flavour and actually quite tasty, no mouldy undernotes and generally very clean

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle. Clear pale gold in colour, no head and very little visible carbonation. Aroma is light and sweet as is the flavour, although there is a little sourness in the flavour. Mouthfeel is slick, slightly thin, with a lingering sweet/sour finish. A pretty good cider all things considered.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13455) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2009
Bottle. No head. Color is pale golden. Aroma and taste are tart apples, notes of wood. Semi dry and sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12754) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle in Ulfborg - shared with Mette & Jytte. Clear golden - white head. High apples, sweetness, sweet apples, light resin, light alcoholic notes, oakey, light wood, light sour notes, light dry notes. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3600) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a small fizzy head. Rich aroma and taste of sweet apples with a nice sourness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2113) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2009
500 ml bottle. Golden and crystal clear. Small white head at the edges. Rich aroma with oak and tannins. Apples are mellow and sweet. Quite a lot of alcohol in there, but it is not really that noticeable. Medium-bodied. Fruity apple flavours. Warming in the finish. Ripe apples.


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