Waddlegoose Cyder is a less known cider brand from Aspall, which was launched in 2016 in the UK. Waddlgoose Cyder comes in two flavours, contemporary apple cider and a fruity three berry cider.
Place of Origin: Debenham, Suffolk, UK
Apples: a blend of dessert apples such as Gloster 69, Zari or Gala
Sweetness as per label: unknown
Package type: 500ml brown glass bottle with crown cork
Recommended type of glass: pint glass, flute or white wine glass
Appearance: pours a clear straw yellow with no head. Lightly sparkling. The body is light to medium.
Aroma/Nose: Not so many flavours on the nose apart tart green apples, overripe apples with some funk and traces of sulphur.
Taste: It begins with a mild honey-like sweetness and notes of green apple and apple juice. Almost no acidity to break the sweetness. Some light bitterness and traces of sulphur to the end, but the aftertaste is rather short-lived.
Overall: Waddlegoose Cyder tasted ok for a cider made from dessert apples. However, what I personally didn’t like was the too high level of sweetness/almost zero acidity to balance out the honey-like sweetness and very short aftertaste. Anyway, I think that Waddlegoose Cyder is drinkable, refreshing, crisp and thus, a good alternative for those who prefer rather more sweet cider with a clean apple taste. 3.5/6
Price: purchased at 4 EUR from Hopfen und Malz locally in Berlin