- My Rating: C+
Henry Westons 2011 Vintage Oak Aged Cider – Westons, 8.2% ABV – 500ml., (Herefordshire, UK)
- Style: (oak-aged, vintage) Apple Cider
- Taste: oaked apple lager
- Where I got it : Liberty Wines, Park Royal
How much: $10 (overpriced) – 500ml., September 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: no
Visual: Pours light golden yellow, initially with lots of fizz, no head retention at all, no activity, a barren wasteland.
Nose: oaked filtered apple juice, some sour/tanginess, minor funk (4/10-pungency)
Attack: watery, sour
Mid-palate: almost salty, light tingly-crisp, (5/10)-fruity sweetness, (MAIN) lots of oak, very yeasty, mellow apple flavour
Finish: lager-like crisp sweet oaked apple finish.
Summary: Drinks like a semi-sweet oaked apple flavoured lager. The oakiness really stands out but other than that, it’s quite unexciting.