2011 - Wild West Cider



Vital Statistics
Style Dry, West Country style (cider apple) Cider
ABV 6.5% Vol. (3.3 units)
Available Draught - 5, 10, 20 litre Bag in Box; 500ml Bottle Conditioned


2011 Wild West

Wild West is a traditional western style of cider made 100% from cider apple varieties. It is a dry cider, with a good measure of tannin coming from the fruit and little acidity - making it drier and more full bodied than the other 146 ciders

This year the fruit for Wild West came from the Strong Orchard, just north of Bridport and another orchard in Somerset was used for its bitter sharp apples.

For the 2012, the Wild West blend was improved to include a wider range of varieties and now includes bittersweets, sweets, bittersharps and sharps. This gave it a rounded and full bodied flavour with a little more acid but full tannins (whilst being less harsh and dry). Blenheim Orange replaced Bramley for additional acid, which gave a nuttier, smoother acid base.

The varieties used to make the 2011 Wild West cider were:

The cider was pressed during November and December of 2011 and blended during fermentation (using natural yeast).