Claimed to be first produced in 1770. A lot has changed since then. Today Ye Olde English is just another cider brand with a great history acquired by the C&C Group.Company: C&C Group
Place of Origin: Shepton Mallet, UK
Apples: a blend of English cider apples and crisp dessert apples
Sweetness as per label: medium dry
Package type: 500ml can
Recommended type of glass: pint glass
Appearance: pours a clear pale amber with a short-lived white head. Artificial light carbonation.
Aroma/Nose: it reminds me of K and Johnnie Walker with its sweet caramel flavour, an artificial apple pie scent and a note of vanilla.
Taste: the first sip has a strong watery taste and sweet caramel flavour with moderate acidity due to malic acid, which then moves to a Sauerkraut-sulphur note. It leaves an unpleasant powdery taste. No tannins.
Overall: Briefly, Ye Olde English is undrinkable. This is an artificial apple-tasting beverage with added booze, malic acid and apple flavours. Nothing tastes real in this cider. I can’t recommend Ye Olde English to anyone. How can anyone produce anything like this??? 1/6
Price: purchased online from the English Shop at 2.19 EUR.