Norton Wood Dry Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Norton Wood
Cider Name: Dry
Region: Somerset
ABV: 6%/6.5% (2013)
Taste: Dry
Served: Chilled pint
Smell: Apple/Ethanol
Colour: Dull straw
Clarity: Slightly cloudy
Carbonation: Still


Situated just outside Bristol, in Gordano, is the home of Norton Wood cider. They are a small time producer using apples from their own orchard. I won’t lie, I don’t know too much about them, but I discovered their cider south of the river in The Orchard. The Orchard is renowned for selling proper cider, so I had to give this one a try.

It’s a very in-your-face dry cider that makes you wince a little and burns the back of your throat, which is the sign of a traditional scrumpy in my eyes. It’s not as harsh as some cider out there, but once you drink it, then you will know about it! There’s a lovely sharp sour tang to it with a bitter twist, even if it is slightly like rocket fuel. It’s not a cider you can drink fast, but more of something to just sip slowly and enjoy.

Update 31/03/13: Less harsh than before but a full dessert apple taste. Lovely dry feeling, puckering taste and light tannins. Tasty and a gorgeous light tangy feel. It will not blow your mind, but it is sexy. Another for the dry drinker.

Overall rating: 8/10

1 Response so far »

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    Craig said,

    Does any one know if these people are still going, love to find their full address and try some of their cider. Any information would be greatfull.

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