Gwynt y Ddraig Cider, RCT, UK

picture of Gwynt y Ddraig Cider Black Dragon Welsh Cider submitted by danlo
picture of Gwynt y Ddraig Cider Black Dragon Welsh Cider submitted by danlo

Black Dragon Welsh Cider

ABV: 6.5%
500 ml serving:

Dry, smooth tasting, with mild fruit taste.


Taste Properties


Reviews

reviewer david
david (4440) said:
Lovely amber color, with more funk in the aroma than in the taste. This advertises itself as a “Traditional Farmhouse” cider, so you expect a bit of funkiness. This delivers nicely, with a balance of a bit of funk, good body, not too sweet, and a clean finish. At 6.5%, this is a moderately strong cider, but this does not taste at all “boozy”, and is quite a pleasant drink.
Reviewed on 11 Jul 2018

5 likes
reviewer Riamonckton
Riamonckton (64) said:
Light, smooth apple taste. Still and tastes so light and flavoursome. Have had this from box and bottle. Often very high in ABV, but doesn’t taste strong. By far my favourite cider press I have ever tasted
Reviewed on 02 Apr 2018
5 likes
reviewer Holton
Holton (146) said:
an amazing cider light and refreshing yet strong with a sweet apple after taste. warning it does not taste as strong as it is !
Reviewed on 16 May 2021
4 likes
reviewer IanWhitlock
IanWhitlock (732) said:
super smooth and lightly carbonated, dark colour with wonderful strong apple taste
Reviewed on 05 Aug 2019
4 likes
reviewer Al-pulpt
Al-pulpt (11) said:
Deepish amber colour, soft sparkle, good mix of sweetness and dryness, easy to drink with a good fruity apple taste, not a particularly long aftertaste
Reviewed on 17 Mar 2018
4 likes
reviewer Sharikkamur
Sharikkamur (340) said:
A deep amber colour with a very good aroma, but unfortunately the taste doesn’t live up to these, being a bit nondescript. It’s not objectionable, but not something I’d deliberately choose.
Reviewed on 18 Dec 2021
3 likes
reviewer danlo
danlo (1220) said:
500ml bottle. Golden amber colour, foam white head that diminishes and aroma of apple skin, woody oak. Sweetish fruity apple flavour well balanced with a dry tartish edge and oaky notes. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, clean dry finish. Very drinkable cider.
Reviewed on 31 Oct 2017
3 likes
reviewer RorySkywalker
RorySkywalker (92) said:
If you like Irn Bru, you’ll like this. It has a syrup taste which is ok but I’m not going to sit here raving about this one. It’s medium dry as it says on the label and at 6.5% packs a fairly solid punch. It has a good solid body to it with a hint of clementine, but the farmhouse side of it tastes very manufactured and mass produced. It’s short on the palate and decent enough for a session cider, but I won’t be elbowing anyone out of the way to reach for this one again. 3/5. I feel I may be harsh but it’s more of a disappointment than anything. Welsh ciders are hit and miss in my experience.
Reviewed on 08 Jun 2022
1 like
reviewer Judge
Judge (14448) said:
Dark amber colour, clear and still. Baked apple aroma with a hint of funk. Tangy flavour with earthiness and leather.
Reviewed on 17 Jun 2019
1 like
reviewer ZANENEWITT7
ZANENEWITT7 (13) said:
Best cider in the world!
Reviewed on 29 Jan 2020

reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (13072) said:
Copper colour, with an aroma of barley and apple skin. Lager-like flavour and gassiness, with an apple tang becoming evident in the aftertaste. Drinkable, but the flavour profile just doesn't grab me.
Reviewed on 12 Nov 2018

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