daniele (10150) - ITALY - AUG 24, 2017
from the barrel oro scarico velato secco vinoso abbastanza acidulo filo astringente minutemat (6449) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2016
Bag Box @ Stable Bar, Birmingham. Pours hazy gold, aroma is worn bandages and apple orchard. Taste is light, watery with a breezy acidity. Some farmhouse apple creeping in but I find myself yearning for more fruit. Drying finish. Scopey (16777) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Straight from the wooden barrel, poured by Mr Roger Wilkins himself. It pours hazy greenish - gold no head whatsoever. The aroma is earthy and authentic, rather musty, brett, farmyard, dirt, rustic apple action, a touch of sweet apple, hay and wood. The taste is dry upfront, earthy, soft mellow sweetness, tannins, apple spin, apple pie, hay, wood, touch of spice and a lick of acidity. Finishes up firm, dry and moreish. Smooth, dry and exceptionally well balanced. Hides the abv very well. The depth of complexity and subtlety of this is astounding. Straight-up the best cider I have ever had. Theydon_Bois (22077) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bladder bag at the First Windsor Craft Beer Festival, W&E brewery, 19/09/15.
Murky orange with a small array of bubbles.
Nose is earthy apple, light smoke, straw, dirty hay, apple orchard.
Taste comprises smoked gammon, apple xauce, haybale, earthy.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close.
Ok earthy cider. Oakes (19711) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
@ Cider Barge, Bristol. Cloudy, no head. Quite earthy/farmy, lots of pedio, and it has a tart and tannic finish. Lots of complex apple character, too. Austere country cider.
undercurrent25 (2292) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Very dry cider indeed, cloudy with bits in it straight from the barrel at the farm, probably stronger than what it’s listed! DanielBrown (4586) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
Tap on the Cider Boat, Bristol. Very drinkable. Flat and smooth. I also noted something slightly surreal and uncharacteristically rude about this drink, but suspect that my phone ’corrected’ my spelling and turned my real observation into a nonsense one. Fin (11259) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
Polycask at The Orchard Inn, Bristol, 27.01.12 Pours very dry, in fact when tasted alongside the Hecks KIngston Black it is mouth puckeringly dry. Tangy and dryness are the keywords here, touch hard at times, some sourness on the nose, great stuff. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4 downender (9089) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2009
Polypin at the Orchard, Bristol 6/02/09. Deep slightly, hazy gold in colour. Tart peppery aroma and flavour, with a hint of Belgian sourness. Stands out from the crowd. Deornoth (1) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2009 does not count
Wilkins Dry is the canonical Somerset cider. He keeps it in large wooden barrels at the farm, and consequently is starts out Dry in October, tending towards Bone Dry as it matures.
Perhaps an acquired taste.