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 […]

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 […]

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 […]