#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 […]

#171 Strongbow Rose cider review “Sweet, cheap, fruity. Tasted good though” – (8.75/10).

Strongbow Rose cider review “Sweet, cheap, fruity. Tasted good though” – (8.75/10). The Good “True to it’s promises”. “Pretty colour”. “Fantastic value”. “Very practical”. “Highly session-able”. “Natural taste and aftertaste”. “Pleasant aftertaste”. “Good level of natural sweetness”. “Natural scent”. “Good backstory”. “Visually appealing branding”. “Full flavoured”. “Nice medium mouthfeel”. “Smooth”. The Bad “Backstory not on […]

#170 Kopparberg Rose cider review (5.5/10) – “Didn’t taste of apple. Sickly, with harsh acidity”.

Kopparberg Rose cider review (5.5/10) – “Didn’t taste of apple. Sickly, with harsh acidity”. The Good “Appealing bottle design”. “Practical alcohol level”. “Fruity smell and taste”. “Moderate acidity level”. The Bad “Lacking clear brand identity”. “No cider-related backstory”. “Expensive for a session”. “Tastes of black currant … ugh”. “Harsh acidity and sweetness”. “Sickly aftertaste”. “Weak […]