Angry Orchard Rose cider review (7.25/10) – “Pleasantly natural, but unbalanced fruit. Flowers more than apples”.

Angry Orchard Rose cider review (7.25/10) – “Pleasantly natural, but unbalanced fruit. Flowers more than apples”. The Good “Fairly practical”. “Pretty bottle design”. “Medium carbonation”. “Strong tang, as suggested”. “Medium-thin mouthfeel as promised”. “Lasting tangy aftertaste”. “Natural taste and aftertaste”. “Pleasant, distinctive aroma”. The Bad “Apples not star of the show”. “Balance off”. “Sweetness lacking”. […]

Mortimers Orchard English Apple cider review (8.5/10) – “Subtly, natural cider. One too watery to write home about”.

Mortimers Orchard English Apple cider review (8.5/10) – “Subtly, natural cider. One too watery to write home about”. The Good “Pleasant and natural smell”. “Lightly sparkling as promised”. “Session-able”. “Smooth”. “Okay balance”. “Natural taste”. “Pleasant, lasting aftertaste”. “Competitive price for weak bottles”. “Practical”. “Reasonable cost”. The Bad “You have to buy 4 at once”. “No […]

Aspalls Clements four cyder review (8.75/10) – “Overall, not an especially unique drink. Natural, tangy and fruity though”.

Aspalls Clements four cyder review (8.75/10) – “Overall, not an especially unique drink. Natural, tangy and fruity though”. The Good “Strong branding colours”. “Good backstory”. “Practical”. “Natural and fruity taste”. “Natural, persistent aftertaste”. “Pleasant natural scent”. “Light carbonation as expected”. “No dryness as expected”. “Smooth taste and aftertaste”. “Perfect medium mouthfeel”. “Full flavoured”. The Bad […]

IT horror movie review (9/10) – “Ineffably macabre, ending a little mediocre”.

IT horror review The Good “Lighting effects”. “Dual storyline”. “Tension built before shocks”. “Eerie music employed”. “Unexpected events”. “Charming character personalities”. “Lots of individual characters”. “Stunning scenery”. “Lots of regular shocks”. “Really scary depiction of evil”. The Bad “Slightly too long”. “Settings not varied enough”. “Ending not shocking enough”. Intro Last weeks horror review was […]

West Country cider “2019 Special edition Sidastroll 1” – cider rating collection by Ben Hattrell ( Released September 2019)

West Country cider “2019 Special edition Sidastroll 1” – by Ben Hattrell ( Released September 2019). Cider guide and rating ebook with poetry and summaries. Check it out here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sidastroll-Johnny-Depp-Ben-Hattrell-ebook/dp/B07LBZBJZ8 Blisters on feet ? After a long day hiking in the Herefordshire hills there probably isn’t anything better than a cool drink. With most of […]

Henry Weston’s Medium-dry “Signature Vintage” review – “Wood and character, dance around your tastebuds” – (9.5/10).

Henry Weston’s Medium-dry “Signature Vintage” review – “Wood and character, dance around your tastebuds” – (9.5/10).   The Good “Nice bottle presentation”. “Practical”. “Inexpensive”. “Woody scent, as expected”. “Smooth throughout”. “Pleasant natural tang”. “Lovely medium dryness”. “Great balance”. “Moderate natural sweetness”. “Pleasant woody notes” “Varied blend throughout sampling”. “Non-sickly aftertaste”. “Full-flavoured”. “Ideal medium mouthfeel”. The […]

Thatchers Rose cider review (8.25/10) -“Distinctive and natural apple flavour, yet nothing to support it”.

Thatchers Rose cider review (8.25/10) -“Distinctive and natural apple flavour, yet nothing to support it”. The Good “Lasting, natural aftertaste”. “Practical alcohol level”. “Colourful, clear branding”. “Full-flavoured”. “Smooth”. “Thin mouthfeel but held flavour well”. “Individual flavour”. “Some natural sweetness”. “Well balanced”. The Bad “No dryness”. “Carbonation lighter than promised”. “Tartness weak”. “Weak smell”. “Expensive”. “No […]

Sainsbury’s English vintage cider review (8.5/10) Palette soothingly natural vintage, isn’t distinctive enough for greatness though”.

Sainsbury’s English vintage cider review (8.5/10) Palette soothingly natural vintage, isn’t distinctive enough for greatness though”. The Good “Natural flavour”. “Confidently tangy apple flavour”. “Reasonably priced”. “Good bottle colour scheme”. “Good balance”. “Light carbonation”. “Pleasant medium mouthfeel”. “Full flavour”. “Natural and Lasting smell”. “Smooth taste and aftertaste”. The Bad “No USP”. “No dryness”. “Sweetness present, […]

Sxollie Granny Smiths cider review (8.0/10) – “Pricey and tangy in a spiky way”.

Sxollie Granny Smiths cider review (8.0/10) “Pricey and tangy in a spiky way”. The Good “Pleasant, natural smell. “Practical”. “Light carbonation”. “Natural tang and sweetness”. “Lasting natural aftertaste”. “Delightful, medium mouthfeel”. “Good brand image and message”. “Full-flavoured”. The Bad “Not smooth”. “Harsh tartness”. “Sickly sweetness”. “Expensive”. “No dryness”. “No USP”. “Unbalanced”. Packaging With 8.5 and […]

Sheppy’s “Original cloudy cider” review- (8.5/10) “Well-balanced, delightfully tart drink. No real USP, means the drink is good rather than excellent”.

Sheppy’s “Original cloudy cider” review- (8.5/10) “Well-balanced, delightfully tart drink. No real USP, means the drink is good rather than excellent”. The Good “Fairly practical”. “Natural, tangy smell”, “Good natural acidity level”. “Natural taste”. “Carbonation light, as promised”. “Plenty of natural sweetness”. “Lasting natural aftertaste”. “Very smooth taste”. “Sweetness and acidity well balanced”. “Great medium […]