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#315 Smoothie review – Innocent Blue spark (Tesco)- “Natural and full-flavoured, yet harsh in places … – (8.75/10).

Why should you read? In a rush, what should I have for lunch? … Hmm … You see the sandwich section. Low cost offers … Yes please… You grab a filling sandwich. You sneak a chocolate bar into your basket … You then pause … Coffee? Pepsi? How about a smoothie? … But which one? […]

#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 […]

#263 Pulpt Flare superior south west cider review – “Well balanced, with some character” – (7.5/10).  

Pulpt Flare superior south west cider review – “Well balanced, with some character” – (7.5/10).  The Good  “Bright colours, youth branding”.  “Attractive and informative packaging”. “Pleasant and natural, fruity smell”. “Carbonation light, as promised”. “Natural flavour”.  “Distinctive taste”. “Nicely session-able”. “Well balanced”. “Mostly smooth”. “Distinctive tangy aftertaste”. The Bad  “Thin mouthfeel”. “Carbonation level too light”.  […]

#183 Henry Weston’s Vintage Rose review – “Character and nature, in a slightly thin body” (8.25/10).

Henry Weston’s Vintage Rose review – “Character and nature, in a slightly thin body” (8.25/10). The Good “Consistent branding”. “Good backstory”. “Informative bottle”. “Fairly practical”. “Good woodiness”. “Natural flavour”. “Natural aftertaste”. “Smooth”. “Session-able”. “Natural smell”. The Bad “Not well-balanced”. “Acidity too strong”. “Carbonation too light”. “Thin mouthfeel”. “Expensive”. “No dryness”. “Smell not floral”. “Sweetness too […]

#159 Angry Orchard Rose cider review (7.25/10) – “Pleasantly natural, but unbalanced fruit. Flowers more than apples”.

Angry Orchard Rose cider review (7.25/10) – “Pleasantly natural, but unbalanced fruit. Flowers more than apples”. The Good “Fairly practical”.“Pretty bottle design”.“Medium carbonation”.“Strong tang, as suggested”.“Medium-thin mouthfeel as promised”.“Lasting tangy aftertaste”.“Natural taste and aftertaste”.“Pleasant, distinctive aroma”. The Bad “Apples not star of the show”.“Balance off”.“Sweetness lacking”.“Too watery”.“No dryness”.“Very expensive”.“Not smooth”.“Lacking history or interesting backstory”.“Smells of […]