Henney's Cider Company, HEF, UK

picture of Henney's Cider Company Frome Valley Dry Cider submitted by cidersays
picture of Henney's Cider Company Frome Valley Dry Cider submitted by cidersays

Frome Valley Dry Cider

ABV: 6.0%
500 ml serving:

English style cider. Dry, smooth tasting, with mild fruit taste.

Taste Properties


reviewer RorySkywalker
RorySkywalker (606) said:
Sweeter than I would like - but I don’t want to be too fussy. The nose on this cider is very eventful - hints of brown sugar and your childhood favourites from the sweet shop on the corner. There’s a very faint hint of earth and cinnamon but on the whole it’s a pleasant fruitiness. It’s medium in terms of fizz and golden in colour, this cider just looks great, not only in the bottle but in your glass too. It’s medium bodied in my opinion and more of a medium than dry cider. The fizz helps the flavour along which is fairly sharp to begin with and then mellows pretty quickly with a medium finish - it certainly has a bite I’ll give it that. At 6.0%ABV you wouldn’t want to go too crazy but I could easily accompany this cider with a salty snack or vintage cheddar and pickle/chutney/relish. I’ve been drinking this cider for a good ten years but this is the first time I’ve written a review of it. As a dry cider it’s certainly drinkable - but it’s just a tad on the sweet side for me hence why I’ve given it 4/5. I’d definitely buy it again - and note that in Aldi in the UK the dry version is sometimes sold with a purple cap (usually on the ‘sweet’ version of this cider) so I don’t know if that’s an error in the factory or deliberate. Drinking this makes me want to try the ‘still’ and ‘sweet’ versions again. This cider is a real solid effort and I’d certainly recommend it.
Reviewed on 07 Jan 2023
reviewer Mat-Owl
Mat-Owl (155) said:
Very strong, dry tasting with an acidic bite. This to me is very much a proper cider, it wouldn't take too many to get jolly on this. I highly recommend it 👍
Reviewed on 29 Nov 2022
reviewer harlequinpub
harlequinpub (26) said:
crisp, clear, bittersweet. sweet to begin with, drier/tannic finish.
Reviewed on 22 Jun 2021
reviewer Judge
Judge (19012) said:
Golden, clear with mid range fizz. Sweet shop aroma. Flavour of pear drops. Starts sweet has a dry finish with light tannins.
Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020
reviewer cidersays
cidersays (5160) said:
Very tasty, although I thought their "Vintage" was way better (one of my favorite English ciders of all time), and the same price too (a tad sweeter, and a lovely richness). Great flavor for being dry (although not completely), and very low bitterness. Notes of apple pomace and honey.
Reviewed on 27 May 2017
reviewer ThomasM
ThomasM (926) said:
Henney's Frome Valley Herefordshire Dry Cider (6% ABV, 500ml). Again, 100% fresh pressed apples, no sugar, no colourings. Clear bright golden colour. Floral notes, dry apples in the nose, but not tart. Citrus. Medium body, low carbonation. Palate is equally dry and citrusy, with dry apple flavour. Only hints of sweetness. Finish is even more citrusy, floral. Apple skins, lemon in the aftertaste. Too citrusy for my taste, but basically good. 7/10.
Reviewed on 05 Nov 2023
reviewer lhorscraft1
lhorscraft1 (34) said:
A good nice tasting bottle cider. A good choice
Reviewed on 25 Aug 2022
reviewer Cideristas
Cideristas (5959) said:
Tasty English-style cider. Deep golden color, full-bodied; agree with others that this is not exceptionally dry.
Reviewed on 19 May 2019

reviewer OxfordFarmhouse
OxfordFarmhouse (669) said:
Dry & slightly bitter, but a fruity aftertaste.
Reviewed on 14 Sep 2016
reviewer GaryG
GaryG (965) said:
Golden clear colour, light carbonation. Oaky apple aroma. Fruity intial taste, dry crisp tannic hits afterwards. Leaves a fresh clean feeling in the mouth. Easy drinking cider, won't be dry enough for those which like dry ciders but probably a good introduction to those who have yet to experience less mass marketed cider. Bought at Tesco.
Reviewed on 25 Nov 2023
reviewer cidrtikmick
cidrtikmick (1638) said:
Light, clear, somewhat fizzy but quite pleasant, medium dry.
Reviewed on 15 Aug 2020
reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (13101) said:
Golden in colour, with an apple candy aroma. Not sure why they call it a dry cider, it is sweeter than that suggests; however, it is fruity, slightly tannic, and complex, and lingers pleasantly on the palette.
Reviewed on 01 Jul 2017


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