Gwynt y Ddraig Haymaker (Draught)

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Brewed by Gwynt y Ddraig Cider
Style: Cider
Pontypridd, Wales

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Draught - Medium cider.
A fruity medium cider bursting with the flavour of apples. A true Farmhouse Cider with a smooth finish.

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2.7
gegwilson (3752) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2017
Bag in a box at the Stumble Inn in Northallerton. Golden colour. Sweet syrupy stewed apple flavour. OK.

3.4
niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Gravity at London Road Ale House, Stoke. Pours apple brown gold. Nice medium stewed apple. Easy to drink.

3.2
jjsint (3316) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2016
Served still from the cellar at the Bell, Wendens Ambo. Deep mid- to dark gold with a tint of orange. Clear, flat and - dare I say it - slightly shiny. The aroma is light and, while pleasant, is distinctly un-appley. Cherry candy, along with pear (OK another orchard fruit so close) and a hint of bubblegum. Full taste but too sweet for me. A hint of apple skin bitter in the finish, but the sweetness remains slightly sickly. It does however leave an enticing tartness on the lips. Not an ideal cider but certainly enjoyable. Doesn’t taste anywhere near its strength.

3
The_Osprey (8446) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Apr 2015 - Cask at JDW. Hazy orange, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is apple cider vinegar, apple juice, potato peel, sour fermenting apples. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is apple juice, touch of spice, soft booze, watery, a little sour. Meh. This has an unpleasant sourness, but forgivable overall. The least offensive of the three I tried here.

2.3
apickles (577) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Tasted at Oxenhope beer festival. Quite syrupy. A little bit sour. Not really any complex flavours.

3.6
TimE (5997) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2013
Served still at Shakespeare in Sheffield. Golden russet color. Mildly sweet, with medium tannins, very rounded and smooth. Highly drinkable.

2.6
Martin243 (1209) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Pint at the Schooner Gateshead. A big brown glass of drink. Pleasant apple and farmyard aroma. Alas, (and it’s a personal thing), far too sweet for my taste. Too sweet and sticky to be refreshing, which is what I was looking for. Could be a good winter drink with roast pork.

3.9
jookos (6908) - FINLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Cask. Clear copper. Fresh picked reddish apples on nose, really nice. A bit of zest/seeds there also. Body is medium full, some oiliness, dry, with mouth drying tannins. But lovely. Red lush apples, sweet, but with the right acidity to balance it out. Dry, with a mouth drying finish.

3.6
FatPhil (16635) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2013
Draught (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Lovely full aroma, sweet and appley, but some slightly picked or marinated onions too. Nice bold orange, still. What a kick in the mouth - shivers down the spine! Nice phenolic aspects too, a sweet smokey sausage at times. So full, and also so refreshing. No sign of 6.5%. Great cider, one of GyD’s best clear ones.

3.6
cgarvieuk (25224) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2012
cask at blue blazer 6.5percent ... goldem amber ... no head ... soft sweet mllow apple nose ... still fruity apple ... and loads of it .. light dry anin finish and just a touch of sulpher... nice


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