Perry’s Somerset Tremlett (SV) Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Perry’s
Cider Name: Somerset Tremlett (SV) Cider
Region: Somerset
ABV: 6%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: 500ml bottle at room temperature
Smell: Apples
Colour: Amber
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Bristol Cider Shop
Date: 05/12/12

It’s all been hectic and madness in Cider Blog land today. It all started when my car didn’t start this morning. It’s still not very well and has a suspected flat battery. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t drive enough! Anyway all at panic stations then, as we had a flight to Jersey to catch, but thankfully it all worked out in the end. As with my last trip, I have took a few ciders away with me, with the first one to try being the Perry’s Somerset Tremlett Cider.

This is a Single-Variety (SV) cider made from the Tremletts Bitter cider variety, which is known to be a bittersweet. I’ve heard it can be a harsh SV, so I’m intrigued to see how this fares. At only 6%, it probably has been sweetened/weakened in some shape or form from my initial thoughts.

This poured with a moderate head, but this settled very quickly to near enough nothing. It has a decent apple aroma, but also slightly cheesy and sweet too.

I take my first sip and it has a juicy apple feel to it, before a good level of dryness kicks in with decent/high levels of tannins. I can appreciate this is fairly decent, but it just hasn’t worked out well for me. It’s more of something I’d rather mixed with another apple, than left on its own. It will appeal to some people, but that just isn’t my thing. It’s like it has high astringency in it but just doesn’t have the body and backbone to back it up with.

Would I buy this again?: Possibly
Overall Rating: 7/10

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