RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A lightly sparkling, crisply effervescent cider made with traditional English bittersweet cider apples sourced in the Malvern Hills of Worcestershire. Dark straw in appearance with a semi-brililant richness. The slight brettanomyces arome lends to an almost traditional farmhouse cider bouquet. Soft, subtle natural apple sweetness up front, brett and tannins mid palate move in to a slightly woody dry lingering finish.

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2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pkbites (885) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Can. Im thinking this may be better on tap or in a bottle. Funny metallic nose and taste almost ruin this. Nice darker yellow with no head. Decent enough apple nose. Flavor is of dry and slightly (SLIGHTLY!) tart apples. But.......! There is an odd medicinal taste that you cant shake. Sort of tastes like a Band-Aid smells if you get my drift. The metallic flavor also is a deal breaker. Try this on drought or bottle if you can, avoid the can.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EnglishAndy (1) - North Bergen, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2016 does not count
As a lifelong cider lover who never got into beer at all, I was thrilled to discover this cider. Previously a fan of original Strongbow, original Blackthorn and Scrumpy Jack, none of which seem to be available in the USA anymore, I definitely appreciate a good, dry cider - the type apparently not appreciated by the American palate (or so I have read). This is very crisp and only a little fizzy. It is not supposed to taste of yeast or anything other than fermented apples. I have no idea why people are discussing its head and even calling its lack of one a negative, as cider isnt supposed to have a head! Honestly not sure of the relevance of appearance. Somerset Scrumpy, the unfiltered stuff made at orchards, is so dense you cant see a pinheads depth into it, so would score very poorly on looks. But if anyone let that put them off, they would be missing out. I suggest people concentrate on taste - something this has in abundance. Enjoy this very cold - like an Australian lager. Dont water it down with ice - save that for poor quality ciders like Magners. This is a superb cider for purists, and particularly refreshing on a hot day.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zgpt (38) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Pours light yellow, sour smell, light palate, nice and dry, good flavor. Nice when I'm looked for a dry cider in the US ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Toiny (1) - Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2016 does not count
This is what real English cider is supposed to taste like. Using the correct type of apple, and fermented in traditional way. A lot of people mention no head, its cider, its not supposed to have a head. If you are going to rate it in same style as a beer you are doing the product a disservice.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Yellow color with almost no head. Apples (well of course), with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (3223) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2015
I do pick up the brett in the aroma, like the commercial deScription says, but Im so skeptical of the big brewers that I suspect it wasnt put there naturally, only as an extract/additive or some such. Carbonation was a bit soft here where more would help cut the sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2015
16oz Can. Ive had multiple four packs of this now and I must say I think its a decent value. Its not a really fair or good representation of the English apples, but it is a nicely tart, slightly astrigent balanced, and not overly sweet cider in a can for a decent price. The aroma is pretty classic, a bit cottony. The flavors are general good, theres some light spicy biting quality mid palate and some pear-like sweetness in the finish. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle at ATR Bethesda. Golden body with no head at all. Nose is freshly cut apples, toast and sweet. Taste also lots of apples, some skunk and fruits. Thin texture.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajnepple (5404) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2015
16 oz can into glass at Braun Taphaus & Grille. Gold and clear appearance with a small white head. Aroma and flavor is mostly sweet apples with notes of pear, earth and oak. Average body with a light tart finish. OK.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (3567) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Orange / yellow body with a thin, bubbly head. Sour apples, a hint of vinegar. Sugary with a tart finish. Akin to a sweeter white wine in some ways. Decent, but not my thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (7846) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Clear dark golden with no head. Musty nose with a dash of honey and red and golden apple. Clean flavor with a semi dry and bittersweet apple flavor. Not shabby. Dry enough but not too crisp.


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