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Sidra El Gaitero semi-seca cider review – “Vibrant, lively, and well balanced”- (9.0/10).  

Sidra El Gaitero semi-seca cider review  The Good  “Good carbonation level”.  “Well balanced”. “Balanced sweetness”. “Natural flavour”. “Harshness a well balanced part of the character”. “Pleasant, persistent aftertaste”.  “Good scent”. “Confident acidity”. “Practical”. “Good value”. The Bad  “Dryness absent”.  “Slightly thin mouthfeel”. “Lacking a little complexity”.  Packaging  El Gaitero means “the piper” in Spanish, which […]

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Pulpt Flare superior south west cider review – “Well balanced, with some character” – (7.5/10).  

Pulpt Flare superior south west cider review – “Well balanced, with some character” – (7.5/10).  The Good  “Bright colours, youth branding”.  “Attractive and informative packaging”. “Pleasant and natural, fruity smell”. “Carbonation light, as promised”. “Natural flavour”.  “Distinctive taste”. “Nicely session-able”. “Well balanced”. “Mostly smooth”. “Distinctive tangy aftertaste”. The Bad  “Thin mouthfeel”. “Carbonation level too light”.  […]

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 […]

Brothers Toffee apple cider review – “Rather disappointing with confused identity. Not session-able” – (5/10).

Brothers Toffee apple cider review – “Rather disappointing with confused identity. Not session-able” – (5/10).     The Good “Highly practical”. “Colourful bottle”. “Extensive history”. “Medium to thick mouthfeel”. “Pleasant smell”.     The Bad “Doesn’t smell of cider”. “Not session-able”. “Too sweet”. “Apple barely noticeable”. “No dryness”. “No tang”. “Carbonation too light”. “Pricey”. “Aftertaste […]

Mallets cider – “Woody and incredible value !! – Better than many luxury ciders” – (9.25/10).

Mallets cider – “Woody and incredible value !! – Better than many luxury ciders” – (9.25/10). The Good “Good value”. “Quite practical”. “Interesting backstory”. “Attractive colour scheme on branding”. “Light carbonation, as promised”. “Confident natural tang throughout tasting”. “Natural sweetness”. “Well-balanced”. “Lots of woody character”. “Distinctive USP”. “Pleasant medium mouthfeel”. “Lasting woody aftertaste”. “Very session-able“. […]

Aspall Suffolk Draught Cyder ( Red label) review “Great acidity and mouthfeel, but lacking in dryness, value, or anything unique” – (7.5/10).

Aspall Suffolk Draught Cyder ( Red label) review “Great acidity and mouthfeel, but lacking in dryness, value, or anything unique” – (7.5/10). The Good – Great history and bottle design. – Subtle balance done well. – Punchy tang with light carbonation. – Some dryness. – Ideal mouthfeel and not watery. – Pleasant smell. The Bad […]