The short stocky bottle shows lots of promise. Pouring cloudy, exactly as it should, there is a gentle aroma of butterscotch and apples. Tasting reveals a very weak body, more like apple juice poured into water, and a slight lingering taste after the swallow of apple fruit, but now of the warmth you might expect from a premium cider. Somehow, the alcohol and liquid seem separated from the flavour and body, almost to confuse the senses.
This was a complete disappointment, and even after tasting it more, and alongside food, it still failed to deliver on any level at all.
The cider is bottled unfiltered, so there is some residue in the bottle, which is best left… pour with care and do not shake it. It is naturally cloudy but does not need the sediment poured out too!
Addlestones is part of the Gaymer Cider Company.
|Closure:||Bottle Top, 500ml|