Gregg’s Pit Brown Snout, Chisel Jersey & Dabinett Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Gregg’s Pit
Cider Name: Brown Snout, Chisel Jersey & Dabinett
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 7%
Taste: Dry
Served: Chilled 750ml bottle
Smell: Ripe rustic apples/Dry
Colour: Golden/Orange
Clarity: Slightly cloudy
Carbonation: Sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Bristol Cider Shop
Date: 25/12/12

Ah Christmas dinner was amazing, but the celebrations don’t stop there! It’s after dinner now and time to crack out another bit of bubbly to keep this party going. This time I’ve gone for the Brown Snout, Chisel Jersey & Dabinett Cider from Gregg’s Pit

Cider isn’t normally Gregg’s Pit specialty (perry is), but after having such a great success with their previous ciders, then I had to get this cider to try it out. It’s champagne style, like the previous one was, but this time it’s a cider. As the choice of cider apples were so much to my taste, I thought this would go down perfectly! I’m not sure if it will work as a very bubbly cider, but there’s only one way to find out as they say!

As expected, this poured extremely bubbly and had a lightly cloudy, golden orange colour. That is probably the only thing from the look that separates it from champagne! The aroma was like being on the farmyard and smelling it right from the barrel, yet also had a champagne like smell too. Onto how it feels and it starts fairly sweet, but then a dry, bittersweet taste takes over. There’s a fair bit or bitterness with this one and an appreciation of a dry cider is necessary. It’s yet again a celebration drink, so not something I would drink too often. It could also be for a wine drinker too. I quite like this, but probably prefer it if it was done the standard way and not in a champagne way.

Would I buy this again?: Yes, for a celebration drink
Overall Rating: 7.5/10


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