harrisoni (19704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
500ml bottle from Tesco. I wouldn’t disagree with anything that has been said by the other reviewers, but ultimately I did not like this. Golden colour with bubbly white head. Not keen on the aroma that does have apples but also nail varnish too. OK in mouth, but I’m not a fan of the underlying sweetness. Apple and wood finish, that is also acidic and dry. Perhaps I wasn’t in the best of moods due to the fact that I drank this whilst my train was delayed by over an hour by a tree on the line, but still, I wouldn’t have this again Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2005
Bottle. Like the aspall premier cru (which I tried after this) made without addition of sugar or concentrates. Despite this a very easy going slightly characterless cider which is however a league above the glucose wines. Fruity and off-dry with some honeyish stuff going on. Perhaps a faint hint of tannin and woody aromas. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
Golden with no head and a faint silvery mist of cloudiness. Slightly sour apple aroma with a little vanilla. The taste was delightfully crisp and sour with a deep, comforting background sweetness. As someone who has never been a regular cider drinker, this is what I always imagined decent cider would be like. leaparsons (10906) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2005
Bottle from "The Offie". Golden with no head. Aromas are dry apple and wood with some musty sourness. Flavours are surprisingly appley and fruity for a dry cider. Some grapefruit bitterness. Woody and dry with something of the farmyard about it. Tastes almost like a traditional cask cider. Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2005
Bottle from Asda, High Wycombe. Pours a pale gold with no head. Aroma is apples and a spirity nailpolish. Flavour is dry and chalky with a little fruit and some background sweetness. This isn’t the lambic like draught farmhouse stuff, but this is something rather authentic that probably wouldn’t offend the average person on the street. A good cider.
Ernest (7914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Bottle purchased in Chipping Campden. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is moderately yeasty (barnyard), with notes of apple and band-aid. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Nice wild yeast funk, and although somewhat straightforward otherwise, this was balanced well and quite delightful to drink. Significantly better than the average bland or artificially sweet ciders that clog the market. rauchbier (3956) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2004
Bottle, from Tesco. Faintly hazy orange yellow, no head and almost nonexistent condition. Fresh apple juice aromas. Soft and chalky apple notes in the mouth, slightly oily mouthfeel and a gentle citric edge. Slight apple tartness in the finish, dry and with a developing woodiness. Hides its alcohol well.
chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2004
500ml bottle. A very pale, slightly hazy sparkling cider. The aroma is gently floral. Not searingly dry on the palate and the flavours are not tremendously forceful or complex. This is an undemanding, but very appealing and thirst-quenching drink. Made with Dabinett and Bramley apples. The company was formerly known as The Cheyney Lodge Cider Company (as this bottled was marked), but changed its name to Henneys in October 2003. Bought from orchard-hive-and-vine.co.uk