Brewed by Westons Cider
Style: Cider
Much Marcle, England


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RATINGS: 79   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (971) - 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.

mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2017
As Waitrose vintage cider 2016. A clear yellow/ green coloured pour with a fading fizz. Aroma is sweet woody apple, apple, sticky sugars. Flavour is composed of medium sweet, apple juice, woody bark notes, plain white sugar, little tang in the finish. Palate is medium sweet, sticky, moderate fine carbonation. Fair bit of alcohol warmth in the finish. High boost.

The_Osprey (9343) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2017
April 2017 - 500ml bottle shared at home with Teresa watching ’Night of the Hunter’. As ’Waitrose English Vintage Cider’, 7.3%. Pale yellow with a slight green hue, lightly sparkling, no head at all. Aroma is musty, vibrant green apple, plasticine, a touch of lime. Quite nice. Body is smooth with soft to tingly carbonation, tooth coating sugars. Taste is green apple, Apple Sourz, sour apple sweets, sugary, some gooseberry. A bit on the sweet side, and brought down by the horrible effect it has on your teeth, but still pretty easy drinking. (3.0)

bartlebier (4159) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 28, 2017
500ml Waitrose, English Vintage Cider Vintage 2015, bbMar2019. - A cider with the edges filed off, both at the top fruit sugars and the lemony zing. Good sessionable apple juice, a large batch sulphury edge adn natural enough - but it does not make most of its 7,3% in terms of character...falls flat on its watery ass with food.

FatPhil (17148) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 27, 2017
500ml bottle (Waitrose, Harpendon)

Gently woody sharp cider aroma. More balls in the taste, clear sharpness, and green appleskins. Drying almost numbing finish, tingles nicely. Maybe a bit thin, maybe a bit pale, but a very pleasant clear cider. Alcohol pretty well hidden. Solid.

gegwilson (3806) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2017
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours blond with a little white froth. Nice sweet dessert apple flavour. A little oak in the finish. Refreshing and very easy to drink.

deanso (10123) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle via my brother.
Thin white head. Clear pale golden pour. Low carbonation. A decent cider.

sound67 (784) - 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.

olliejobbins (1577) - 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.

bhensonb (15838) - 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.

Theydon_Bois (20873) - 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.

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