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 […]

Breton Cidre, Loic Raison Doux luxury cider review (8.5/10) – “Incredibly fresh and fruity balance, dulled by high costs and low practicality”.

Breton Cidre, Loic Raison Doux luxury cider review (8.5/10) – “Incredibly fresh and fruity balance, dulled by high costs and low practicality”. The Good “Very natural with persistent, fruity aroma”. “Lasting scent”. “Moderate sparkle”. “Good balance and smoothness”. “Non-sickly fruity USP”. “Certain unique champagne or wine, element”. “Pleasant tang”. “Full bodied as promised”. “Pleasant natural […]

Sxollie Cripps Pink – cider review ” Pure and fruity, young and fun, if a bit expensive”. (8.75/10).

Sxollie Cripps Pink – cider review ” Pure and fruity, young and fun, if a bit expensive”. (8.75/10). The Good ” Fantastic, natural, fruity aroma”. ” Non-sickly, natural taste and aftertaste”. “Pleasant fruity sweetness”. ” Medium body”. “branding consistent with taste” . ” Well-balanced”. ” Natural tang”. ” Practical”. The Bad ” Carbonation a little […]

Orchard Thieves cider review ” Well-balanced, sweet yet tangy, still-water” (7.5/10).

Orchard Thieves cider review ” Well-balanced, sweet yet tangy, still-water” (7.5/10). The Good ” Pleasant subtle tang”. ” Sharp aftertaste”. ” Smooth flavour”. ” Slight bitterness”. ” Sweetness balanced with sharpness”. ” Practical”. ” Pleasant scent as promised”. ” Some uniqueness”. The Bad ” Not woody or highly distinctive”. ” Watery mouthfeel”. ” Virtually no […]

Stan’s Thatchers Leaf Twister cider review (7/10) “Good branding, with sparkling natural fruit, yet no aftertaste, tang or uniqueness”.

Stan’s Thatchers Leaf Twister cider review (7/10) “Good branding, with sparkling natural fruit, yet no aftertaste, tang or uniqueness”. The Good ” Lovely eye-catching can”. “Good, well-labelled backstory”. “Strong branding”. “Practical”. ” Clear USP”. ” Pleasant carbonation”. ” Natural, fruity flavour”. The Bad ” Taste not living up to branding”. ” No complexity, flavour development, […]

Orchard pig – The Hogfather cider review – (9.25/10) ” Well rounded greatness with no bragging, but fruitiness and sweetness slightly lacking”.

  Orchard pig – The Hogfather review – (9.25/10) ” Well rounded greatness with no bragging but fruitiness and sweetness slightly lacking”. The Good ” Great branding message and packaging”. ” Great value and practicality”. ” Good acidity and medium mouthfeel”. ” Great light carbonation as suggested”. ” No dryness and a good moist drink”. […]

Hestons’ Waitrose spiced mulled cider (7.5/10) ” Unique, punchy and spicy alcohol”.

Heston from Waitrose spiced mulled cider review (8.5/10) as alcohol (7.5/10) as cider “Unique, punchy, spicy alcohol. maybe a cider”. The Good “Pleasant warming tang and punchy spicy smell”. ” Great value and branding”. ” Full-bodied as necessary with strong flavour”. ” Pleasantly warming and spicy taste”. The Bad ” Lack of carbonation or sweetness”. […]

Sxollie golden delicious monovarietal cider ” Hip, sweet and fruity, if expensive”. – (8.5/10)

Sxollie cider -( Mono varietal golden delicious) review (8.5/10) ” Sweet, hip, fruity but expensive”. The Good ” Brilliant branding and logo with (urban meets rural) “. ” Natural, fruity and sweet flavour”. ” Well balanced carbonation with subtle acidity”. ” Full-bodied drink”. ” Good bottle design”. The Bad ” Costly to achieve close to […]

Bulmers’ orchard pioneers cloudy Apple (6.5/10) “Slightly unnatural acidity and sweetness- not unpleasant”

Bulmers orchard pioneers cloudy Apple cider review ” A bit of unnatural acidity and sweetness and not unpleasant” (6.5/10) The Good ” Lasting weak acidity”. ” Significant sweetness with no unpleasant bitter taste”. ” Almost medium bodied as advertised”. ” Not a dry cider consistent with branding”. The Bad ” Nothing natural about the sweetness […]