Brewed by Westons Cider
Style: Cider
Much Marcle, England


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Bottled (filtered).
This premium cider is fermented and matured in old oak vats from a single year's crop of cider apples. It is a strong cider with a very high bitter-sweet juice content which gives a full rich fruit character.

RobBestwick's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (833) - Calgary, Alberta, - NOV 25, 2007
Bottled version - 2006 version with 8.2% alcohol %. Tart and champagne like apple aroma. Typical cider appearance, light golden colour and highly carbonated. Sharp and bitter appleskin flavour with a slightly warming bitter finish. Decent cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sound67 (701) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle, 500ml (2014 Vintage). *** Colour: Bright yellow golden, clear, no head. *** Nose: Ripe apples, vinegar. A hint of vanilla. *** Mouthfeel: Medium body, hardly watery. Soft carbonation. *** Taste: Sweet and sour apples at first, some vanilla, mild oak. Oak gets stronger in the semi-dry middle, again some vanilla. Dry, mildly sour finish, with a softening vanilla note. Aftertaste of musty apples and light oak. *** Impressions: You would never know that this cider is 8.2% ABV. Smooth, with very moderate oakiness and vanilla, medium-sweet apples. Not quite as much depth as one might have expected, but a well-balanced, superior cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
500ml bottle from waitrose as waitrose vitnage cider 2014. Pours a clear gold with no bubbles. Aroma is tart apples and cider vinegar. Minimal carbonation. Acidic apple. Dry. A combination of a sweet and tart finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle from the Waitrose on Glouscter Road. 2014 Vintage. Pours pale gold with a few bubbles. Aroma is very light - suggests apple vinegar? Nope. It’s just a little bit oaky. Funny how that came into the aroma. Finishes less than dry, but it’s very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16902) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle at home, as Waitrose vintage cider 2014, 20/09/15. Light golden yellow with little in the way of a covering. Nose is sweet, apples, straw, light smoke. Taste comprises sweet apple pie, smoked pork, straw, earthy. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Ok if a touch sweet in the UK finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sokuzs1 (590) - - JUL 4, 2015
Aroma: apple, grape, vinegar Taste: low sour, medium sweet, apple, vinegar Astringing finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senka (1059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2015
50cl 2013 vintage. Medium carbonated, faint yeast and sugars in the nose. Medium sweet. My home made fully organic cider is at least on the same level.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Pale yellow wih a fizzy disappearing head. Smells of sour apples, vinegar and grapes. Sweet initial taste of sweet Apple but moves quickly to a dry finish with sour lingering. Though very simple it it surprisingly very smooth and draws me back.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
rayaron (1393) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Clear light yellow. Aroma of apples and sugar. Apples flavor, sugary, quite sweet, vinegar sourness, a bit winy, alcoholic. Light carbonation, medium dry. Light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6470) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Morrison in Newport shared with McTapps. Simple cider with a bit too much of sourness and little less aroma than expected. Apples, some lemons, bit watery for that high ABV. Still a good job done but not outstanding.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
Aliased bottle as Morrisons Vintage Cider 2013 bought at Morrisons in Newport. Pours out in a light clear golden colour with medium body. Aroma of mild apple juice. Taste of red apples, caramel, leaves and light sour green apples. Dry and crisp finish. Quaffable and easy drinkable - enjoyed it.

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