“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 Weston’s medium-dry “aged finish” (2017) cider review (8/10) – “A nicely balanced, sweet and fruity cider. Clearly natural, yet not unique with tartness superior.”

Henry Weston’s medium dry “aged finish” (2017) cider review (8/10) – “A nicely balanced, sweet and fruity cider. Clearly natural, yet not unique with tartness superior.” The Good “Practical”. “Not expensive”. “Blurb and branding with USP”. “Attractive bottle colour scheme”. “Good company website”. “Natural smell with character”. “Strong natural tang”. “Lasting tart aftertaste”. “Good balance”. […]

Waitrose Duchy Organic Herefordshire 2017 vintage cider review (6/10)- “Watery and sickly- sweet apples. Natural, but indifferent”.

Waitrose Duchy Organic Herefordshire 2017 vintage cider review (6/10)- “Watery and sickly- sweet apples. Natural, but indifferent”. The Good “Year of vintage specified on bottle”. “Good brand message”. “Pleasant looking bottle”. “Natural smell and taste”. “Some wood in the flavour”. The Bad “No USP”. “Impractical”. “Expensive”. “Weak smell”. “Watery mouthfeel”. “Sickly sweetness”. “Lack of balance”. […]

Dunkerton’s Black fox cider review (9.5/10) – “Mind blowing all-rounder, with great character and brand identity. After tweaks to carbonation and tang, very hard to fault”.

There’s nothing more festive than a Black fox Organic ? Or is there ? … Have a very (but not too), merry Christmas. Then make sure it was merry enough before new year 🙂 The Good “Practical”. “Quite competitive in price”. “Interesting backstory and brand message”. “Good bottle design”. “Nice and tangy, natural smell”. “Great, […]

SidaStroll 1- Johnny Depp and the West – MY new ebook just 1.99 !

Fan of Johnny depp or booze ? check out my new Ebook released today !! : Sidastroll 1- Johnny Depp and the west, just 1.99 for IPad, iPhone, PC or kindle. ( Link at the end of this post !!) Choose a cider for Johnny Depp and yourself, with our concise West Country cider review […]

Henry Weston’s Oak-aged Vintage cider.- “Subtle nature, with a pleasant smell and aftertaste. Limited identity though, except for hints of wood and bitterness deeper down” – (7.75/10).

Henry Weston’s Oak-aged Vintage cider. – “Subtle nature, with a pleasant smell and aftertaste. Limited identity though, except for hints of wood and bitterness deeper down” – (7.75/10). P.s I didn’t win the VIP cooking experience with Neil Rankin. The Good ” Subtle bitter aftertaste”. ” Non-sickly flavour”. ” Natural, woody flavour”. ” Some character”. […]

Henney’s 2016 vintage exhibition cider (7/10) “Value and nature with a whisper of sensory appeal”.

Henney’s 2016 vintage exhibition cider review (7/10) ” Value, nature with a whisper of sensory appeal”. The Good ” Subtle acidity and natural fruitiness”. ” Good price and practical alcohol quantity”. ” Nice bottle design and not watery.” ” Moist and smooth aftertaste”. The Bad ” No dryness as described”. ” Lack of carbonation”. ” […]

Westons’ Old Rosie cloudy cider ” Excellent full-bodied medium-dry lacking fruity sweetness”- (9/10)

Westons old Rosie cloudy cider review ” Excellent full bodied medium dry without fruity sweetness” – ( 9/10)   The Good ” Reasonably priced and practical”. ” Accomplished medium dryness as advertised”. ” Excellent branding with a pretty bottle”. ” Full-bodied and has a strong flavour”. ” Pleasant and lasting yeasty scent”. ” Soothing aftertaste” […]

Churchwards original cider ” Medium dry with a nice smell” – (6/10)

Churchwards original cider review ” A medium dry with a nice smell but nothing else”. (6/10) The Good ” Pleasant level of dryness”. ” Some eye catching packaging and a smooth smell”. The Bad ” Lack of character with a watery taste”. ” No real brand identity”. ” Does not describe any of the positives […]