#272 Christmas Crafty nectar No. 7 Craft cider review !! – “Well rounded and Oaky” – (9/10). 

Christmas Crafty nectar No. 7 Craft cider review !! – “Well rounded and Oaky” – (9/10). The Good  “Warming natural and oaky smell”.  “Eye catching bottle” “Modern and consumer centred brand”.   “Pleasantly tangy”. “Medium dryness as promised”.  “Sufficient sweetness”. “Characterful woody taste”.  “Rich and natural taste”. “Full flavour”.  “Very well balanced”.  “Nicely session-able”.  “Great medium […]

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#268 Kopparberg Spiced apple cider review “Distinctive, but dull” – (6.5/10). 

The Good “Practical”. “Natural and warming smell”. “Some character”. “Somewhat natural taste”. “Well balanced”. “Fairly smooth taste”. “Pleasant aftertaste of cinnamon”. The Bad  “Unclear band message”. “Dull bottle design”. “Expensive”. “Carbonation too light”. “Weak tang”. “No dryness”. “Lacking sweetness”. “No bitterness”. “Weak taste”. “Thin mouthfeel”. Note: Virus present when sampling  Packaging  Kopparberg is a town […]

#183 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 too […]

#175 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 […]

#174 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 throughout […]