Merrydown, GLS, UK

picture of Merrydown Merrydown Dry submitted by BushWalker
picture of Merrydown Merrydown Dry submitted by BushWalker

Merrydown Dry

ABV: 6.8%
750 ml serving:

Dry, rich fruit aroma, and somewhat astringent.

Taste Properties


reviewer RorySkywalker
RorySkywalker (370) said:
Merrydown. I’ve heard all the stories as well. Tramps, people down ‘the park’ - but I think over the years the cider has lost that tag - and that can be only a good thing. The nose has quite a lot throwing itself up in the glass - quite floral in some respects. On the bottle, it says the cider is sharp - and it is to a certain point but fairly smooth at the same time (as it says on the bottle) - but the syrup kicks in and for me it tastes like a UK corner shop cider but in a glass bottle. At 6.8% this just doesn’t have enough to make me ever buy it again - as you want more - more complexity, more depth, more character and more taste - and at 6.8% I’d much rather have something else. This cider is sweet with light fizz and a caramel edge with a hint of vanilla and oak - but most of that is masked by mass production and syrup. I can’t recommended it other than saying if you like a golden cider that’s sweet and 6.8%ABV, then it could be right up your alley.
Reviewed on 03 Jan 2023
reviewer Mat-Owl
Mat-Owl (142) said:
Although classed as a dry cider this is very much sweet tasting without that sour dry taste, I really enjoyed this and would definitely recommend it as an alternative to Magners fans.
Reviewed on 13 Feb 2022
reviewer Judge
Judge (16391) said:
Almost water colour with a hint of lime, clear with moderate fizz. Made from a combination of eating and culinary apples. Cooking apple and wine aroma. Fresh eating apple aroma.
Reviewed on 24 Dec 2021
reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (13091) said:
Comes in a 750ml screw-top bottle. Pale, greenish-yellow, with an aroma of green apples and a cider vinegar edge. Acidic, sour, slight green apple taste, becoming nondescript and chemical in the aftertaste. No depth or character, and lacking any real cider flavour, though not actively unpleasant.
Reviewed on 21 Jan 2019


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