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Burrow Hill Cider - Medium Dry (Draught)

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Brewed by Burrow Hill Cider
Style: Cider
Martock, England

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
AKA Scrumpy. A medium dry still cider only available on draught or in 2 or 4 litre plastic containers drawn from the barrel.
ABV varies but is usually 6.0%-6.5%
NOTE: Not to be confused with the slightly sparkling "Farm Pressed" version sold in 1 litre glass flagons.

Burrow Hill Cider is pressed from traditional cider apples and matured in oak barrels. The result is a vintage quality cider which, to the best of our knowledge, is the only cider in recent years to have won the cider championship awards in Devon, Somerset and Herefordshire all in the same year.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2013
draught. Cloudy golden colour. Slightly tart apple flavours, low carbonation, very smooth. Good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (2175) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
From plastic canister at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is hazy golden with almost no head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, apples and some sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 21, 2013

Polycask @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Light unclear medium orange yellow colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate apple, sweet apple, light horse blanket and cheese. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, swet apple, wood - oak. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20120810]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Canister@GBBF2012. Hazy yellow colour, no head. Aroma is apples, some sugary notes along with mild nectar and some slight yeastyness. Flavour is fruity, apples, mild dry wooden notes as well as some yeast and mild vanilla. Quite mouthdrying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2010
A Mes rate. Gravity at Merton Beer Festival.
Cleanish golden brown. Great fruity and wooden snout. Lots of sweetness in the mouth but dries out enough in the finish to bring it more into dry territory. Superbly juicy. Lip smacking in fact. A little too sweet but damn good all round.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2009
Cask (actually from a canister) at Black Door, Helsinki, sold as Burrow Hill Farmhouse Cider 6%. Pale copper color, no head. Perfumed apple aroma with hint of sulphur. Soft juicy and woody apple flavor with notes of pineapple. Tasty and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8564) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 15, 2009
Tap (Black Door, Helsinki, Cider Festival 2009)
Perhaps a candifloss aroma. Slightly sacchariney palate. Quite drying but also very sweet. No hint of alcohol. At all. Wonderfully drinkable, but a bit sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
Barrel, GBBF 2005: Sweet aroma. Very soft and sweet in the mouth. A great thirst quencher. Well-matured apples used in this cider.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2006
From the barrel at GBBF, August 2005. Burrow Hill has put a lot of effort into upmarket bottle conditioned ciders and cider brandy and its products rarely fall into the more rustic cider category. This one certainly has some traditional elements but still has a quite refined feel to it. Distinctly appley aroma, with just a hint of farmyard. A little on the sweet isde for a medium dry cider and there’s quite intense fruit on the palate. There’s just enough tannic grip to prevent it becoming too smooth and mellow. Quite classy stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
Strong organic, acetic apple aroma suggests pickled onions. Hazy yellow-golden body. Sweet, honey-like apple flavour. Lightly dry with plenty of residual sweetness. Very easy to drink and not nearly as acidic in flavour as the aroma seemed. Barrel sampled at GBBF 2005.


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