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Inches “Medium apple” cider review – “Characterful, natural and good value, well done Bulmer’s ”… (9.25/10). 

Inches “Medium apple” cider review – “Characterful, natural and good value, well done Bulmer’s ”… (9.25/10).  The Good  “Fairly practical”.  “Good value”.  “Good backstory”. “Well explained “Green” USP”.  “Attractive bottle design and colour scheme”.  “Natural smell, as promised”.  “Well balanced”.  “Natural flavour”.  “Surprisingly full flavoured for ABV”.  “Lack of harshness”.  “Apples really sing”. “Natural flavour […]

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Woodgate reserve 2019 West Country vintage Cider review – “Not unpleasant, but a bit too tart, particularly on the aftertaste”- (6.0/10).  

Woodgate reserve 2019 West Country vintage Cider review – “Not unpleasant, but a bit too tart, particularly on the aftertaste”- (6.0/10).   The Good  “Light carbonation”. “Good price “Good practicality”. “Medium mouthfeel”.  “Sessionable” The Bad  “Harsh taste”. “Too acidic”. “Limited scent”. “No dryness”. “Acidic aftertaste” “Not enough sweetness”.  “No uniqueness”.  “No backstory or website”.  “Unbalanced”. “Not […]

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Thatchers Vintage 2020 review “Naturally sweet and fruity cider, very similar to Thatchers Gold cans”. – (8.25/10). 

Thatchers Vintage 2020 review “Naturally sweet and fruity cider, very similar to Thatchers Gold cans”. – (8.25/10).  The Good  “Good value”. “Practical”.  “Good bottle design”.  “Sweet and natural smell”. “Some level of dryness”.  “Sweet and natural full flavour”.  “Pleasant aftertaste”.  “Easily sessionable”. “Smooth taste”. “Full mouthfeel”.  The Bad  “Aftertaste weak”.  “Nothing unique about the character”.  […]

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Thatchers Vintage 2020 review “Naturally sweet and fruity cider, very similar to Thatchers Gold cans”. – (8.25/10). 

Thatchers Vintage 2020 review “Naturally sweet and fruity cider, very similar to Thatchers Gold cans”. – (8.25/10).  The Good  “Good value”. “Practical”.  “Good bottle design”.  “Sweet and natural smell”. “Some level of dryness”.  “Sweet and natural full flavour”.  “Pleasant aftertaste”.  “Easily sessionable”. “Smooth taste”. “Full mouthfeel”.  The Bad  “Aftertaste weak”.  “Nothing unique about the character”.  […]

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Henry Westons Medium dry “cloudy” vintage cider review – (8.75/10) “Tangy and woody offering. Not unique though”.

The Good  “Good value for the range”.  “Practical”.  “Nice bottle design”.  “Light carbonation, as promised”.  “Good level of acidity”.  “Woodiness clearly apparent”.  “Full flavoured”.  “Pleasant mouthfeel”.  “Sweetness apparent”.  “Fruity and natural smell as promised”.  “Well balanced”.  “Smooth”.  The Bad  “Not quite sweet enough”.  “Mouthfeel not as thick as promised”.  “No bottle backstory”. “Dryness barely noticeable”.  […]

Henry Weston’s British Vintage – Medium Dry Cider Review- “Woody and tangy nature, with overbearing acidity” (8.75/10).

Henry Weston’s British Vintage – Medium Dry Cider Review- “Woody and tangy nature, with overbearing acidity” (8.75/10).  Note: I had a cold when reviewing this drink, so taste may have been affected. Smell was affected too much to comment on, so this was omitted from the review.  The Good “Very practical”.  “Good value”.  “Appropriate backstory”.  […]

Henry Weston’s Vintage Rose review – “Character and nature, in a slightly thin body” (8.25/10).

Henry Weston’s Vintage Rose review – “Character and nature, in a slightly thin body” (8.25/10). The Good “Consistent branding”. “Good backstory”. “Informative bottle”. “Fairly practical”. “Good woodiness”. “Natural flavour”. “Natural aftertaste”. “Smooth”. “Session-able”. “Natural smell”.   The Bad “Not well-balanced”. “Acidity too strong”. “Carbonation too light”. “Thin mouthfeel”. “Expensive”. “No dryness”. “Smell not floral”. “Sweetness […]

Blackthorn Reserve cider review “Harsh and unbalanced. Traits present, but in anarchy” – (5.5/10).

Blackthorn Reserve cider review “Harsh and unbalanced. Traits present, but in anarchy” – (5.5/10). The Good “Sweetness present, as promised”. “Light carbonation, as promised”. “Great price”. “Some acidity present”. “Full flavoured”. “Fairly practical”.   The Bad “Thin mouthfeel”. “Taste not natural”. “Too much sweetness”. “Acidity too strong”. “Dryness too harsh”. “Unbalanced”. “No bottle backstory”. “You […]

Wyld Wood Organic cider review “Fruity, Natural, and Full-bodied” – (7.5/10).

Wyld Wood Organic cider review “Fruity, Natural, and Full-bodied” – (7.5/10). The Good “Smooth smell”. “Natural smell”. “Pleasant full-bodied nature, in taste and aftertaste”. “Persistently pleasant aftertaste”. “Medium level of dryness, as would be expected from a good Herefordshire cider”. “Nice, subtle tang”. The Bad “Slight bitterness, lack of sweetness or carbonation”. “Brand doesn’t advertise […]

Henry Westons Medium Dry “Organic” cider review – “Woody and tangy. Distinctive, but not exceptional” (9.25/10).

Henry Westons Medium Dry “Organic” cider review “Woody and tangy. Distinctive, but not exceptional”- (9.25/10). The Good “Lots of woody character”. “Distinctive USP”. “Good value”. “Practical”. “Helpful bottle design and backstory”. “Distinctive orange label”. “Plenty of tang”. “Woody and natural smell”. “Natural taste”. “Well balanced, as promised”. “Some natural sweetness”. “Delightful medium mouthfeel”. “Full flavour […]