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Brewed by Westons Cider
Style: Cider
Ledbury, England

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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.


IlanMan's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle. Pour was medium to light golden with a light apple aroma. Body was light with a mostly dry, but somewhat sweet character. Tasted like there was just a little sugar addition, for the alcohol content was 8.2%. The apple flavors were quite nice, not being too tart, sour, or sweet, however the alcohol was a bit strong. Decent.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bertiebucket (7) - morecambe, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015 does not count
500ml bottle bought in tesco huddersfield. Served in straight glass . Bitter-sweet apple taste , nice apple aroma, good straw gold colour , no head. Easy drinking, does not drink like a 8.2 % . (2014 vintage).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mto (97) - helsinki, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
le bottle, rated for oh6gdx. nice golden colour ant taste has much apple. le very good cider

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
apickles (263) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Fairly sweet, apply nose golden in colour with a very tiny head. Medium dry taste and slightly sparkling.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (1464) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 18, 2015
pale yellow colour, aroma and taste of apple, wood, wine cellar and some white wine notes - excellent cider: not too sweet and not too acidic

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Poured bright golden with minimal froth. Aroma of sweet apple and wood. Medium, smooth body, flavour as the aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (907) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours a clear birght yellow/ golden color. Aroma is apples with some mineral and slight musty notes. Flavor is fruity yeastiness with a slight saltiness at the end. Medium to light palate, fairly dry. Nice drinker, but would expect a tad more complexity at 8.2% abv.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5151) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
50cl bottle from my local Co-Op, the 2013 Vintage. A really well balanced cider. A pale straw colour with moderate carbonation; oaky aroma, but some fresh apple too; crisp green apple taste, but softened and sweetened by the wood; and a smooth, satidfying finish. the alcohol is well hidden, but provides a gentle warmth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2084) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from supermarket. Orange colour, medium carbonation. Well balanced cider with aroma of green apples, some sweetness and oak. Rather dry finish. Very good cider.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pale gold, no head. Apple aroma, no real oak presence. Surprisingly thin for the alcohol heft. Dry finish. OK.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jagger2013 (7) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
Henry surely is the godfather of cider. The unassuming label shows what looks like a sweet old man of years gone by. But in reality that sweet old man is a double hard b****** that is going to give you the time of your life! he’s insane, he’s wild, he’s the instigator. This cider tastes great, I have drank a lot of scrumpy and mainstream cider in my time and this is the happy medium. The best thing about this cider is the fact that it doesn’t seem to contain any alcohol in the taste, there is no after taste either. But it kicks like a mule, one min you’re fine, next minute Henry has punched you square in the jaw and taken your legs out!!


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