Brewed by Gwatkin Cider
Style: Cider
Hereford, England


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A dry still cider. Available in 500ml filtered bottles and occasionally on draught (abv varies).
NB: Gwatkin sometimes produces draught versions that differ significantly from the bottled. If you rate a draught version please specify that and include details of the ABV and designated sweetness level (if provided).

The Foxwhelp apple is one of the oldest recorded varieties of cider apple, dateing back over 300 years. It is thought to have originated on the Herefordshire Gloucestershire borders, where it remains as popular today with commercial and traditional cider makers alike. The trees grow to a good height, bearing apples which are good for blending with the lesser varieties. However, it is best kept as a single variety, which produces a dry, crisp cider full of body and flavour.

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fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2007
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011
From barrel @ GBBF 2007, London.

Hazy yellow grey color with virtually none head. Aroma is light to moderate apple. Flavor is light to moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Unclear hazy medium grey yellow matt color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate apple, sour apples, horse blanket notes, aceton notes. Flavor is moderate sweet, light to moderate acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, bitter dry, light aceton. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20100806]

yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2010
From cask. Pours hazy yellow with a minimal white head. Aroma is fruity and mild acidic. Dry and acidic flavoured. Slight aecetone and citric into a bone dry finish.

Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottled. An amber cider with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of over ripe apples and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of apples, alcohol, and wood, leading to a slightly tart finish.

joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of apples and apple peel with notes of glue. Fruity and light acidic flavour of apples, oak, glue and apple peel. Tart finish.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2010
[email protected] Hazy golden colour, small head. Aroma is extremely acidic sweet apples with mild cheesyness. Flavour is fruits, sweet and acidic apples as well as mild herbal/spicy notes.

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2017
Polypin at jolly judge.. Hazy mango colour... No head... Soft sweet tiny sulphur fruits nose... I don’t know... I can’t explain any of the flavours... Its a little puckering.. But the rest i just don’t like

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a clear amber with a tiny, rough white head. Heavy acetone and sweet rotten apples. Medium body, flat, acetic with quite some tannins on the teeth and agai overripe apples. Heavy duty farmhouse Cider. 270812

chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2008
750ml bottle (filtered) from Ciderstore. Clear, mid-gold colour. Still. Oak is noticeable in the aroma - more woody than vanilla though. Also mildly spicy fruit. Bone dry, with light tannins and a decent amount of residual fruit. Firm mouthfeel, but easy drinking. Clean, refreshing but not the most farmyardy. Quite wine-like. Well suited for home drinking with food. Went quite well with a spicy Chinese stir fry. The bottled and draught versions are distinctly different.

fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Plastic screw-cap bottle from Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn
Hazy amber color, no head. Aroma of vinegar an hazelnuts. No carbonation, rather high acidity, with a vinegar footprint, light flavor, no apples, very strong astringency.
For sure a cider with character, but a difficult and rough one.

imdownthepub (15326) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2011
Polypin at Moreton in Marsh Beer Fest ’11. Hazy orange with no head. Skinny dry apple, bitterness showing through, refreshing, reasonable.

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