Happy Easter ! 2018 English vintage cider – The Jonathan Blair replacement .. (8.25/10) – “A Beautifully balanced, fruity but watery, drink”.

2018 English vintage cider – The Jonathan Blair replacement .. (8.25/10) – “A Beautifully balanced, fruity but watery, drink”. The Good “Reasonable price”. “Quite practical”. “Light carbonation as promised”. “Detailed bottle labelling”. “Great aftertaste”. “Smooth and natural”. “Some sweetness and acidity”. “Beautifully balanced”. “Some character”. “Smooth and natural smell”. The Bad “Dated bottle designs”. “Still […]

“Cidersmiths Harry Masters’ Jersey” craft cider review (7.75/10) – “A fizzy and refreshingly moist cider; Tangy, harsh, with no dryness or character.”

“Cidersmiths Harry Masters’ Jersey” craft cider review (7.75/10) – “A fizzy and refreshingly moist cider; Tangy, harsh, with no dryness or character.” The Good “Well-balanced”. “Moderate carbonation”. “Harsh, with natural punchy tang”. “Some sweetness”. “Non-sickly taste”. “Confident and natural scent”. “Smooth drinking experience”. “Lasting tangy aftertaste”. The Bad “Is it mono-varietal ?”. “Weak branding”. “No […]

Henry Westons’ ” Medium dry” oak aged vintage 2016 – (8.25/10)

Henry Westons “Medium-dry” oak aged vintage cider 2016 (8.25/10) The Good ” Great value and distinctive branding”. ” Pleasant warming aftertaste and carbonation”. ” Full-bodied with an enjoyable tang”. ” Balanced drink without astringency”. The Bad ” Lack of fruity flavour and sweetness”. ” Not medium dry as described”. ” Lack of blurb or backstory”. […]

Westons’ scrumpy cloudy cider ” Fruity and tangy without dryness or branding”. – (7.5/10)

Westons’ Scrumpy cloudy cider review (7.5/10) The Good ” Great level of tangy acidity”. ” Pleasant full bodied and strong flavour”. ” Natural and fruity taste”. ” Great value” The Bad ” Not enough carbonation”. ” Astringency in the aftertaste”. ” No dryness as is claimed”. ” Sweetness a little lacking”. ” Average branding”. Packaging […]

Scrumpy jack cider review (8/10) ” Tangy and fruity but limited fizz and practicality” Packaging Scrumpy jack appears in a picturesquely decorated can with splashes of colour such as yellow, white and green depicting a countryside scene with a large apple tree. The apple tree has a small bucket full of harvested apples. The cider […]

Stowford press cans ” Subtle tang and acidity with a yeasty scent” (7.5/10)

Stowford press cider review (7.5/10) The good “Pleasant , yet subtle tang and acidity level with a smooth yeasty scent” ” Subtle, yet lingering fruit aftertaste” ” Sweetness was adequate, yet not overwhelming” ” Pleasant, fruity and sweet flavour ” ” Slightly watery to balance the sweetness and acidity” The bad ” Not as dry […]