Sainsbury’s English vintage cider review (8.5/10) Palette soothingly natural vintage, isn’t distinctive enough for greatness though”.

Sainsbury’s English vintage cider review (8.5/10) Palette soothingly natural vintage, isn’t distinctive enough for greatness though”. The Good “Natural flavour”. “Confidently tangy apple flavour”. “Reasonably priced”. “Good bottle colour scheme”. “Good balance”. “Light carbonation”. “Pleasant medium mouthfeel”. “Full flavour”. “Natural and Lasting smell”. “Smooth taste and aftertaste”. The Bad “No USP”. “No dryness”. “Sweetness present, […]

The Perfection 2018 Thriller/Horror review (9/10)- “Simply stunning display of dark acting and emotion”.

The Perfection 2018 Thriller/Horror review (9/10)- “Simply stunning display of dark acting and emotion”. The Good “Captivating throughout”. “Good tension building”. “Dramatic acting”. “Complex character viewpoints”. “Intellectually stimulating”. “No dull moments”. “Action-packed”. “Surprising cut scenes”. The Bad “Not scary”. “The surprises weren’t startling enough to shock me”. “Lack of contrast between good and bad”. Introduction […]

Angioletti Secco cider review. (8.25/10)- Strong performer in refreshing nature. Could have used some dryness and uniqueness though.

Angioletti Secco cider review. (8.25/10)- Strong performer in refreshing nature.Could have used some dryness and uniqueness though. The Good “Subtle natural sweetness”. “Light carbonation as promised”. “Naturally tangy body”. “Lasting tangy aftertaste”. “Pleasant natural smell”. “Nicely balanced”. “Smooth taste”. “Full flavoured”. “Classy bottle colour scheme”. “Branding nicely consistent with taste”. The Bad “Only medium mouthfeel”. […]

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 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”. […]

Galipette Biologique cidre review (8.5/10) – ” Weak and pricey, but naturally tangy”.

Galipette Biologique cidre review (8.5/10) – ” Weak and pricey, but naturally tangy”. The Good “Good looking bottle”. “Confident tartness”. “Lasting natural taste and aftertaste”. “Beautiful floral aroma”. “Some natural sweetness”. “Branding consistent with flavour”. The Bad “Not fully practical”. “Tartness too dominant”. “Sweetness too little”. “No unique taste elements”. “Carbonation too light”. “Too rich […]

Galipette Brut cider review – ” Natural and yeasty fruit, without dryness, in a medium mouthfeel” (8.75/10).

Galipette Brut cider review – ” Natural and yeasty fruit, without dryness, in a medium mouthfeel” (8.75/10). The Good “Tangy, natural smell”. “Good acidity level”. “Well-balanced fruity tang”. “Smooth taste and aftertaste”. “Character from bread-like taste elements”. “Sweetness provided by natural fruit”. “Lovely medium mouthfeel”. “Good backstory”. “Lasting natural aftertaste”. “Practical alcohol level”. “Good value […]

Thatchers Summer vintage 2017 review (9.25/10) – The drink appeared very well-balanced, boasting lots of uniqueness, and character. Plenty of quirky elements seldom seen, were apparent too.

Thatchers Summer vintage 2017 review (9.25/10) – The drink appeared very well-balanced, boasting lots of uniqueness, and character. Plenty of quirky elements seldom seen, were apparent too. The Good “Inspiring branding”. “Lots of carbonation”. “Plenty of sweetness”. “Medium-dryness as promised”. “Practical and good value”. “Great balance”. “Good character and uniqueness”. “Some bitterness”. “Some woodiness”. “Fresh […]