Healey’s Cyder – Rattler Original – Reviewed

Producer: Healey’s https://healeyscyder.co.uk/
Cider Name: Rattler Original
Region: Cornwall, Uk
ABV: 6%
Taste: Sharp, crisp, dry and acidic finish, hint of pear and pineapple
Served: 500ml bottle (Lightly Chilled)
Smell: Fresh Apple, pineapple, pear
Colour: Straw
Clarity: Cloudy
Carbonation: Lightly Sparkling
Award Category: Mainstream Apple Cider

Review / Tasting notes

“Named after the feisty Cornish Rattler Apple and blended with Healey’s know-how, Rattler Cyder has a crisp, fresh flavour.”

An aroma of crisp apple with pear and pineapple is pleasant and appealing. The upfront taste is a sharp hit of acidic apple that fizzes briefly before pineapple and pear notes add a little sweetness to this dry cider. The mouthfeel is drying and doesn’t last for long, inviting another sip. After a while though, the aftertaste becomes a little sour.

The balance of the cider is just a little too acidic and on the sharp side for some. Clearly designed to be a crisp and fresh cider, it lacks in other areas.

Verdict: An enjoyable and refreshing cider with interesting tones of pineapple and pear. The aftertaste is a little astringent.

Rating: Respectable* (Mainstream Apple Cider)

Ranking: To be announced (01/07/2021)

*A ‘respectable’ ranking means that the cider has met the minimum standards of the reviewers on goodciderguide.com for its category. In this case ‘mainstream cider’. Therefore, this is considered to be a good quality mainstream cider.

Healeys Cyder – Cornish Gold

Producer: Healeys Cyder https://healeyscyder.co.uk/
Cider Name: Cornish Gold
Region: Cornwall, Uk
ABV: 4.5%
Taste: Medium sweet
Served: 500ml bottle (chilled)
Smell: Pleasant delicate fruit aroma
Colour: Straw
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly Sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Although this is a refreshing and crisp sparkling cider, it lacks depth.

The fruity and crisp up-front flavours dissipate quickly leaving a dryness and little aftertaste.

Verdict: Cornish Gold promises much but lacks punch. It is crisp and refreshing – that’s about it.

Rating: 6.4

Ranking: To be confirmed (01/07/2021)