Westons Wyld Wood Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Westons
Cider Name: Wyld Wood
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 6.5%
Taste: Medium
Served: Chilled 500ml bottle
Smell: Sweet apple
Colour: Golden
Clarity:Clear
Carbonation: Sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Lazy Dog, Bristol
Date: 18/08/12

So I drank the Lazy Dog dry of the Millwhites Rum Cask, so next on the list was the Westons Wyld Wood. Well I still fondly see it as Westons Organic, but they obviously thought a rebrand was needed. Seems like a trend for all companies nowadays.

I’m not a huge fan of sparkling ciders (as you may have gathered), but this one I think is pretty good. The fizz is not overpowering and you feel a good appley taste. It has a moderate level of tannins and the taste tingles and tangles on the tongue. Fairly exciting and a small bit of bitterness but it has a nice long lingering taste.

Overall it is a nice cider and a lot better than most fizzy bottled cider, but it can never compete with a proper still farmhouse cider. If I can’t get a farmhouse cider, then this would be a great alternative.

Would I buy this again?: Yes if no proper still ciders are available.

Overall Rating: 7/10

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1 Response so far »

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    Johnny Cider said,

    I’m drinking Wyld Wood now… But it’s from a 3 litre box and its 100% still and 7.3% ABV…
    And it’s bloody lovely!
    Bitter tang to start with and then a long lingering fruity taste that goes slightly sweet towards the end.
    Dangerously Drinkable!
    I approve, Co-op, £6.50 for the 3L box, you can’t go wrong!
    Cheers!


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