Once Upon A Tree Tumpy Ground Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Once Upon A Tree
Cider Name: Tumpy Ground
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 7%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Pint at room Temperature
Smell: Fruity
Colour: Golden/Amber
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Still


After having a rather nice pint of Olivers Yarlington Mill at the Bristol Cider Shop Cider/Perry Festival, my next pint I was just looking for something a bit different, which I found with abundance in the Once Upon A Tree Tumpy Ground.

Once Upon A Tree are relatively new cidermakers (they began in 2008), but have been in the winemaking business for a good while before that. Being based in the heart of Herefordshire, they are in the right place for producing cider, and they use their own Dragon Orchard fruit to do this. Tumpy Ground is one of their new ciders released to the public in the last month, so I feel lucky to have tried it so soon!

My first impression of this cider was just thinking how different this was to most ciders I have tried before. It had a bizarre fruity/tropical twist, but also had a lovely nice dry kick to it. I’m not sure exactly how it had a tropical twist to it, with it being a cider, but it was definitely there. Every sip seemed to be slightly different from the last and it just tantalised and lingered on my tastebuds for a good few mins after. It’s a very unique and complex cider and something I would happily have again.

Update 25/11/12: Still has that lovely fruity taste to it, which is definitely citrus and somewhat tropical. It’s different to your average cider and very tasty. I’ll certainly be having more of this!

Would I buy this again?: Yes
Overall Rating: 9/10


1 Response so far »

  1. 1

    This one was lovely! Definitely keen to try it again, hoping the Bristol Cider Shop start stocking it!

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