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RED Bank Cider Vintage Dry, 7.8% ABV, available today at the Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival, The Depot, Dumballs Road, Cardiff THE Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival, as well as offering the best of Welsh beers, ciders and perries is also featuring beers and cider from the Manchester area, Red Bank Cider are from Bolton and were launched in 2013.
Red Bank Vintage Dry is amber in colour and is flat, as traditional cider is supposed to be so pours with no head.
The aroma is of musty apples and a slight farmyard tinge, the yeast that ferments apple juice into cider gives the distinctive aroma.
Very dry, tannic flavour, characteristic of traditional cider apples such as Foxwhelp. Longlasting dry mouthfeel. Maybe a bit too dry for some people but other sweeter ciders are available on the cider bar at the Festival.