“Cidersmiths Harry Masters’ Jersey” craft cider review (7.75/10) – “A fizzy and refreshingly moist cider; Tangy, harsh, with no dryness or character.”

“Cidersmiths Harry Masters’ Jersey” craft cider review (7.75/10) – “A fizzy and refreshingly moist cider; Tangy, harsh, with no dryness or character.” The Good “Well-balanced”. “Moderate carbonation”. “Harsh, with natural punchy tang”. “Some sweetness”. “Non-sickly taste”. “Confident and natural scent”. “Smooth drinking experience”. “Lasting tangy aftertaste”. The Bad “Is it mono-varietal ?”. “Weak branding”. “No […]

Henry Weston’s medium-dry “aged finish” (2017) cider review (8/10) – “A nicely balanced, sweet and fruity cider. Clearly natural, yet not unique with tartness superior.”

Henry Weston’s medium dry “aged finish” (2017) cider review (8/10) – “A nicely balanced, sweet and fruity cider. Clearly natural, yet not unique with tartness superior.” The Good “Practical”. “Not expensive”. “Blurb and branding with USP”. “Attractive bottle colour scheme”. “Good company website”. “Natural smell with character”. “Strong natural tang”. “Lasting tart aftertaste”. “Good balance”. […]

Waitrose Duchy Organic Herefordshire 2017 vintage cider review (6/10)- “Watery and sickly- sweet apples. Natural, but indifferent”.

Waitrose Duchy Organic Herefordshire 2017 vintage cider review (6/10)- “Watery and sickly- sweet apples. Natural, but indifferent”. The Good “Year of vintage specified on bottle”. “Good brand message”. “Pleasant looking bottle”. “Natural smell and taste”. “Some wood in the flavour”. The Bad “No USP”. “Impractical”. “Expensive”. “Weak smell”. “Watery mouthfeel”. “Sickly sweetness”. “Lack of balance”. […]

Galipette Biologique cidre review (8.5/10) – ” Weak and pricey, but naturally tangy”.

Galipette Biologique cidre review (8.5/10) – ” Weak and pricey, but naturally tangy”. The Good “Good looking bottle”. “Confident tartness”. “Lasting natural taste and aftertaste”. “Beautiful floral aroma”. “Some natural sweetness”. “Branding consistent with flavour”. The Bad “Not fully practical”. “Tartness too dominant”. “Sweetness too little”. “No unique taste elements”. “Carbonation too light”. “Too rich […]

Galipette Brut cider review – ” Natural and yeasty fruit, without dryness, in a medium mouthfeel” (8.75/10).

Galipette Brut cider review – ” Natural and yeasty fruit, without dryness, in a medium mouthfeel” (8.75/10). The Good “Tangy, natural smell”. “Good acidity level”. “Well-balanced fruity tang”. “Smooth taste and aftertaste”. “Character from bread-like taste elements”. “Sweetness provided by natural fruit”. “Lovely medium mouthfeel”. “Good backstory”. “Lasting natural aftertaste”. “Practical alcohol level”. “Good value […]

Innocent “Wonder Green” smoothie review (6/10) – “Too sickly sweet, so I didn’t drink much. You’d be better off drinking apple juice”.

Innocent “Wonder Green” smoothie review (6/10) – “Too sickly sweet, so I didn’t drink much. You’d be better off drinking apple juice”. The Good “High juice percentage”. “Appealing brand message”. “Practical for carrying”. “Non-sickly smell”. “Smooth texture”. “Even taste throughout”. “Has company website”. The Bad “Thin mouthfeel”. “Off-putting, cut grass smell”. “Expensive”. “Artificially added vitamins”. […]

Thatchers Summer vintage 2017 review (9.25/10) – The drink appeared very well-balanced, boasting lots of uniqueness, and character. Plenty of quirky elements seldom seen, were apparent too.

Thatchers Summer vintage 2017 review (9.25/10) – The drink appeared very well-balanced, boasting lots of uniqueness, and character. Plenty of quirky elements seldom seen, were apparent too. The Good “Inspiring branding”. “Lots of carbonation”. “Plenty of sweetness”. “Medium-dryness as promised”. “Practical and good value”. “Great balance”. “Good character and uniqueness”. “Some bitterness”. “Some woodiness”. “Fresh […]

Cowbelle Lush Chocolate Fudge flavour milk review – “Thoroughly indulgent and sweet, fudge- flavoured milkshake”. – (7.5/10).

Cowbelle Lush Chocolate Fudge flavour milk review “Thoroughly indulgent and sweet, fudge-flavoured milkshake”. – (7.5/10) The Good “Cheap as chips”. “Practical carton to carry”. “Natural fudge flavour”. “Not sickly sweet”. “Very smooth”. “Well balanced”. “Lasting natural aftertaste”. “Delightful fudge, smell”. ” Indulgent”. “Clever mouthfeel”. The Bad “Lack of complexity or taste variation”. “No chocolate in […]