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Biddenden Strong Kentish Cider - Dry

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Brewed by Biddenden Vineyards
Style: Cider
Ashford, England

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in 1 litre bottles (at 8.4%), keg, cask and polypins.
A strong, dry cider produced from a blend of Kentish culinary & dessert apples.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8745) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle (from National Trust Shop Sissinghurst Castle, Kent): Very pale golden, clear, no foam, fruity - not too dry - nose: apples, what else, with a sourish mouldy touch; moderate to solid sweet-sourish flavour, well hidden alcohol, medium bodied, soft, not really dry; ( but) becoming a bit drier towards the fruity citrussy and vinous finish. Nice, but a tad too sweet…

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ The Bree Louise, 69 Coburg Street, Euston, London, England NW1 2HH.

[ As Biddenden Original Cider - Dry ABV: 8.0% ].
Unclear medium yellow colour with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate light heavy apple, light barnyard, vinegar notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, acidic apples, tart, dry dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. [20101231]

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2010
Pale. Relatively haze free. Taste is apple, sweet, relatively bland. Touch of alcohol. Very simple.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Box draft @ Beau Nash cider festival, Bath. Clear, dull gold. Watered down brass color and flat. Bland aroma. Sweet--leaves too many sugars on the tongue without giving anything else. Apple cooler-like. This one tastes really low class.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at the Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate.
A clean pale yellow gold with very little carbonation. Lots of white wine and a fair bit of oak. Not earth shatteringly dry by any means but it’s pleasant enough and certainly better than their sweet and medium offerings. Tasty cinnamon and peaty hints in the finish. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Cellar at the Fighting Cock, Bradford 07/12/2008 Strong fruit aroma. Clear coloured strong in alcohol and fruity with a crisp and dry lasting finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9991) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2008
Draught at The Woolpack, Banbury, Ricks first draught cider. Almost no colour and no head. Quite a farmy nose, surprisingly a lack of apple notes. Strong alcohol, quite winey and dry. A touch of herbs and straw. In the end its cider.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2007
Cask in 3 judges. Aroma is green apple skin, really tart. Taaste is green apples, though a bit sweeter than i expected. Slight pepperyness off the alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13248) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2007
On cask at Simple Simon’s, Canterbury. I haven’t drunk this in 12 years, ever since I was sick at the end of a "drink the bar" session when the last pint was this. Pale yellow/green with no head. Good apple skin aroma. You wouldn’t know it was 8%. No real heat etc. But wow what a beautiful feeling afterwards. I really enjoyed drinking this again after so long.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2007
[637-20070919] Cask @ Duke of Wellington (Hastings, ES). Apple skin hints in the aroma. Slightly hazy, pale white yellow body with no head. Really apple juicy flavour but a bit more sour and bitter. Light body is surprisingly smooth. Hides the alcohol well but doesn’t hide the kick afterwards... whew.


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