Aspall, SFK, UK

picture of Aspall Draught Cyder submitted by david
picture of Aspall Draught Cyder submitted by david

Draught Cyder

ABV: 5.5%
500 ml serving: 285 cal,

English style cider. Semi-sweet, smooth tasting, and having mild fruit taste.

Taste Properties


reviewer RorySkywalker
RorySkywalker (670) said:
One of my favourites. In a bottle, this cider delivers. It has it all. Light colour, fizz, sharp, fruity, zingy taste - golden delicious like flavour, with a hint of caramel and summer honey. therefore has a sweetness to its otherwise ‘dry’ label. Very light in colour and golden. Taste lingers on the tongue and in your mouth - really satisfying this cider, and can be consumed on session as it’s only 5.5%. I’ve had many a 6Nations afternoon on this one. Slightly different when served on tap, this bottle is the genuine article. One of the best all -round ciders available on the mass market. Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Majestic all stock it (I know for certain, not sure about other retailers) This cider is full-bodied and complex, sharp and refreshing with a zing, but sophisticated at the same time. 5/5 in my eyes. Goes well with any meal, BBQ, lobster feast, fish and chips, steak - anything. A good cheddar would accompany this perfectly crafted mass-produced cider. Serve on ice and enjoy!
Reviewed on 13 May 2022
reviewer HarveyWilkie
HarveyWilkie (48) said:
nice and refreshing but the taste is fleeting. Overall not bad, but nothing special.
Reviewed on 10 Aug 2021
reviewer david
david (4878) said:
Sweeter than I expected when the label claims “dry.” Nice body.
Reviewed on 29 Jun 2018
reviewer Kavi
Kavi (164) said:
would give 4 1/2 stars. nice cider with good sparkling, but the taste is going to fast down. But definitely one of those Ciders of which you can drink multiple ones at an evening. Update: I ordered multiple ones and it's getting better and better. It feels like a very fine sparkling wine among the relatively high carbonation. The apple taste comes soft along which gives a more outstanding flavor in comparison to other cider. If someone is new to cider or don't like a true strong fruit taste, then this could be the right bottle for you! And, to be honest, I give only for the bottle design one star more. The thin bottleneck has something classy. That's why I end up giving 4 1/2 grading it up from 3 1/2 stars. One of my favorite cider companies so far though.
Reviewed on 30 Jul 2022
reviewer cidrtikmick
cidrtikmick (1990) said:
I agree with Judge that it's too gassy, and with David that it claims to be (medium) dry when it's fairly sweet. Refreshing, but nothing more.
Reviewed on 07 Dec 2020

reviewer ThomasM
ThomasM (926) said:
Aspall Draught Cyder (5.5% ABV, 500ml). Made in Suffolk from various bittersweet culinary and dessert apples, this appears to be one of the most popular ciders in the UK. Despite being bottled it's now called "Draught" because it's also available on tap in restaurants and pubs in the UK. Pale clear yellow colour. Light, crispy almost floral apple aroma, with a hint of pear. Medium body, modest carbonation. Sour, green apples on the palate at first, and again there's a floral-herbal note, too. Lemony, "green" note persists into the dry finish, with floral elements, green apple in the aftertaste. Lingering sourness. Certainly very refreshing and probably goes great with many foods. On its own though, a tad too sour for my taste. 6/10.
Reviewed on 17 Oct 2023
reviewer RichardH22
RichardH22 (1818) said:
Light 'cyder' which I would describe as sharp/acidic and quite gassy but having said that it's one I'd have again.
Reviewed on 27 Dec 2022
reviewer Mat-Owl
Mat-Owl (155) said:
A sweet smooth cider, strong tasting without being overly acidic.
Reviewed on 21 Oct 2022
reviewer Judge
Judge (19541) said:
Very pale yellow, clear and a bit too gassy. Slightly floral aroma. Slightly woody but metallic taste.
Reviewed on 04 Jan 2020

reviewer lewisjday
lewisjday (6) said:
Aspall draught is a great entry into the world of Aspall. It is a sweet and refreshing cider, has a great taste fruit aroma. Not overally carbonated and not to sweet. Great overall drink.
Reviewed on 15 Jun 2019
reviewer Blahblah2022
Blahblah2022 (30) said:
Very crisp and subtle flavor- an easy drinker
Reviewed on 28 Apr 2022
reviewer Ian_Hunts
Ian_Hunts (427) said:
Pretty drinkable. Light, sweet & sharp, tastes like apples. 5.5%.
Reviewed on 16 Nov 2021
reviewer IanWhitlock
IanWhitlock (1638) said:
I expected nothing less from Aspall in Suffolk, an absolutely beautiful cider with nothing but apples. The crisp tart taste cuts through and kills any thirst stone dead. Could happily drink this all day. Very highly recommended.
Reviewed on 01 Aug 2021

reviewer Cideristas
Cideristas (5963) said:
Enjoyed this on tap as part of a flight of English-style ciders. Pleasantly dry and mildly fruity.
Reviewed on 27 Jan 2019

reviewer AlwuwaBrax
AlwuwaBrax (12) said:
Beautiful, one of the best ciders I've ever tasted!
Reviewed on 27 Sep 2018
reviewer GaryG
GaryG (997) said:
Clear light straw colour, high carbonation. Slight floral aroma. Sweet initial flavour (maybe artificially created to please moder pallets) with the sourness which overtakes the sweet. Purchased in a holiday pub on the East Coast.
Reviewed on 30 Oct 2023
reviewer herharmony23
herharmony23 (2594) said:
A dry, light cider. Quite pleasant and refreshing.
Reviewed on 29 Jun 2018
reviewer lizsavage
lizsavage (1890) said:
Kind of thin and sour.
Reviewed on 29 Jun 2018

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