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Brewed by Burrow Hill Cider
Style: Cider
Martock, England


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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AKA Scrumpy. A 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erasmus_ro (1304) - Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Cask @ Gallows Bird RAF 2013. Pours golden orange. Aroma has some apple skin, but the strong barnyard... might as well call it stench dominates. Strong horse blanket. Taste is very, very dry. Hay and barnyard dominate it, light apple there as well naturally. The taste is quite light though. Palate is so as well. Definitely not a quaffer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2685) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Draught @ Monks Café Stockholm. Pours tiny hazy golden with no head worth mentioning. Smell is fruity and tiny funky with ripe apples, dry soil, hay, lemon juice and leather. Taste is sour and tiny fruity with sour apples, hay, dry soil, leather and hints of white pepper corns. Mouthfeel is very dry, tannic astringent and light bodied. Finish I start with sour apples, dry soil, leather and barnyard. Bit too tart and dry...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2013
Plastic canister@Black Door, Helsinki. Slightly hazy deep orange colour with no head. Aroma is dry wood, some sweet somewhat rotten apples along with mild vanilla and some leathery notes. Flavour is sweet apples, on the verge to being too ripe, with some slight vinegar, yeast and mild earthiness. Dry, but still quite on the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9260) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2013
Tap (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Fest2013)
Thinner than the sweet cider we just had. Not as fruity either in the taste. Good apple skin finish though. Pretty easy drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RexTalionis (2402) - FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
at Gallows Bird real ale festival. Clear goldenbronze in color with no head. Freash apples, more on the sweeter side in aroma. Slightly tart mouthfeel. Moldy. Feels a bit old and not that fresh. earthy funkiness in aftertaste. Light horseblanket in aroma. sticky mouthfeel. Get’s a bit better later on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6660) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Cask at the Gallows Bird XVI Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland. Clear golden colour with no head. Apple dryness, spices and mild farmyard twist in aroma. Earth, farmyard, apple, alcohol and cellar in flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2009
On gravity at the Assembly Rooms, Derby Winter Ales Festival 05/01/2008 Fruity aroma. Clear golden coloured sharp on the palate and fruity with a slightly bitter very dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6176) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2009
On gravity at Reading Beer festival, 01/05//09. A very clean cider with plenty of yeasty dryness and some tart apple fruit. Perhaps lacking a bit of rustic character, but drinkable nonetheless. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
Gallon jug from the farm. The first cider I had nigh on 6 years ago that showed me the depth of flavour and quality that real cider could contain. Pale and hazy. On the nose fresh fruitiness and refined oaked bouquet blend together with an added earthy component underpinning them both. Incredibly drinkable and subtle with some residual sweetness blending well with high tannins and fresh acidity.

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