Charlie Harvey

Review — Henry Westons Medium Dry Oak Aged Herefordshire Cider

Henry Westons Medium Dry Oak Aged Herefordshire Cider

This is one of the many ciders that Westons are putting out at the moment. It comes in a nice straightforward brown bottle in the standard "Henry Wesons" livery. Popping the cap causes a nice inviting hiss, and pouring reveals that this is a cider that borders on the fizzy.

Picture of a bottle of Henry Westons Medium Dry Oak Aged Herefordshire Cider

The colour is a nice light yellow, and its clear not cloudy like one might expct from an Herefordshire cider. At 6.5% Henry Westons Medium dry is probably OK for drinking at an early summer picnic in that it won't muller you to the extent that you fall asleep dribbling in a field and then get rained on when the inevitable summer precipitation creeps over the horizon.

The cider is pretty much what it says on the label, a medium dry cider. Its not especially exciting but it does have a nice balance between sharp, sweet and bitter. Just not as much complexity as I might have liked from Westons. Mind you I often feel that way about coders that are towards the fizzier end of the spectrum.

I can certainly imagine myself quaffing this cider, but it isn’t perhaps as exciting as some of Westons other offerings. Still light-years ahead of Strongbow or, heaven forbid, White Lightning, of course, but somehow a little lacklustre.

2013-05-05 by Charlie Harvey


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