picture of Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Co Balls Bittersweet submitted by BushWalker
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Balls Bittersweet

Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Co, Herefordshire, United Kingdom
ABV: 6.5%
500 ml serving: English style cider. Dry, very funky, and full bodied.


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reviewer Judge
Judge (3038) said:
Golden colour, still and pretty hazy. Strong apple flavour with loads of hay or straw. Flavour of oak and straw with plenty of funk. Really dry with a tannic finish. Very rich.
Reviewed on 05 Dec 2019

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reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (12954) said:
Single varietal, produced as a cross of the English Foxwhelp and the French Medaille d'Or apples in the 1930s by Edward Ball. Hazy amber, with a lovely aroma of old straw, aged oak, and composting leaves, with a little horse manure edge. Soft, mellow flavour, with the faintest of fermentation sparkles. The initial dry, dusty apple gives way to soft, but richly, tannic oak, straw, and an earthy, equine funk in the finish. Rich, complex, packed with character, and an evocative, old-fashioned, autumnal feel, this is the best I've tasted for quite some time. Simply, I loved this!
Reviewed on 21 Jan 2019

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