Cornish Orchards, CON, UK

picture of Cornish Orchards Gold Cider submitted by Judge
picture of Cornish Orchards Gold Cider submitted by Judge

Gold Cider

ABV: 5.0%
500 ml serving:

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

Taste Properties


reviewer RorySkywalker
RorySkywalker (534) said:
Cornish Orchards Golden Cider is one of my favourites - and has been for a while now. For me it’s one of best all-rounders - it’s medium dry, has a big of sweetness to it - it’s tart, it has a bite and has good length. The taste is sharp which swiftly moves to smooth which is where the dryness kicks in. The taste doesn’t have much going on and isn’t complex at all. The medium fizz adds to this giving this cider a rounded and very well-balanced ‘glow’ in your mouth. There’s a hint of syrup, but this is more than likely due to the scale of which this cider is now produced. It’s golden in colour - exactly what it says on the label - and at 5%ABV isn’t going to see you legless after a few bottles (or pints if you can find this gem on tap!). The nose is light with a hint of fruit but that’s made up for in the taste - this is one of the best out there for its price and in the ‘mass-produced’ category. This cider really delivers - and has it all, dryness, sweetness, great taste and a good price too (currently £1.80 a bottle in Sainsbury’s (Aug ‘22)). One of my favourites so 4/5 for me, others may disagree, but that’s what reviews are all about. (Revised June 2023).
Reviewed on 07 Jun 2023
reviewer cidrtikmick
cidrtikmick (1110) said:
Golden, very carbonated, not much taste. A Christmas present, would have been better on a summer day.
Reviewed on 05 Jan 2021

reviewer Judge
Judge (17609) said:
Golden colour, clear with moderate heavy fizz. Light toffee apple aroma. Crisp and sharp.
Reviewed on 01 Apr 2021

reviewer lizsavage
lizsavage (1888) said:
This is a nice cider with nice balance between the sweetness and the bitterness.
Reviewed on 01 Jul 2018
reviewer herharmony23
herharmony23 (2594) said:
This is a nice semi- sweet which isn’t overly rich.
Reviewed on 01 Jul 2018
reviewer KathrynOliviaChinetti
Tarter than I expected but honestly the best I’ve found in Italy so far
Reviewed on 22 Apr 2018
reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (13098) said:
Golden colour, with a light apple skin aroma. Good apple flavour, with a tannic dryness which develops on the palate, and a bitter-sweet finish. This would go beautifully with a tangy, mature cheddar. Definitely worth a tasting.
Reviewed on 20 Jul 2017

reviewer IanWhitlock
IanWhitlock (1362) said:
Wonderful crisp taste, with no nasty aftertaste or acidity. Medium strength at 5%ABV which makes it a perfect drink for a long sunny day
Reviewed on 11 Jul 2021

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reviewer Slainte
Slainte (715) said:
Delicious! I could drink this all night. Distinct apple taste. Clean and refreshing.
Reviewed on 24 Jul 2015

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