Brewed by Burrow Hill Cider
Style: Cider
Martock, England


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Avaialable in 500ml bottles. A sparkling medium dry cider made from a blend of 11 apples. Previously 6.5%.
NOTE: Not to be confused with the various "Farm Pressed" ciders (which may be semi-sparkling) sold in 1 litre glass flagons or with the still cider sold only on draught or in plastic containers drawn from the barrel.

Made with a blend of at least 11 varieties of vintage cider apples.
The ancient craft of blending vintage Somerset cider apples to produce fine ciders has been handed down through generations. In our orchards we grow 40 varieties oon more than 7,000 apple trees. In the autumn the fruit is harvested, blended and pressed. The juice is then fermented and matured in oak vats.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10786) - DENMARK - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle as "Burrow Hill Farm Pressed Somerset Cider Medium Dry", 6%. Clear deep golden with no head. Aroma is apples, little tart and sulfur. Flavour is apples, little sweet, little tart, little dry, medium sulfur and a little juice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6151) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially very small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly yeasty (barnyard), notes of apple, plastic, light note of ammonia. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, moderately to heavily astringent. A somewhat funky cider, but alas the plastic phenol is not a pleasant band-aid type...it’s more like a plastic bag, little bit of ammonia in there as well. Aftertaste is a little dirty as well, as might be expected from the nose, but the balance is good. Tannins are a bit harsh, unfortunately. Overall pretty rough and clumsy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 17, 2012
Botella, "Medium Dry". Clear golden. Pleasant sweet bit good apple aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet like with a good apple frutiness and a pleasant soft tartness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2011
500ml bottle at home on 19 June 2011, best before May 2009. Clear old gold colour. Slight prickle but not exactly sparkling - maybe the sparkle has faded with age. Otherwise fairly sprightly. Plenty of fruit in the aroma. A little rubbery edge on the nose. Fruity with moderate tannin on the palate. Some sweetness. Tasty and pleasant without being too demanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011

Bottle 500ml. clear glass.

Clear medium orange colour with a fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy apple, sweet apple, tart apple, light vanilla, barnyard notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, apple, vintage apples, medium dry, naturel apples. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. [20110619]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is sweetish tart apples wiith some mild spices and wooden notes as well. Mild vanilla and some pleasant floral notes. Flavour is apples, some dry notes with also vanilla and some tart fruityness. A pleasantly balanced Cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2007
Golden. Aroma of sweet and gentle fruit, as is the taste, which adds some sourness. So far so good. The finish I thought was less impressive: a more cloying sweetness seems to hang in the throat, together with a hard, unnatural dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2007
Bottle (from Tesco). Fruity apple sweetness with woody tannin in the finish. Not a lot of acidity but the tannin helps to take the edge of the sweetness. Seems slightly sterile compared to the dry offering but quite pleasant especially when compared to a lot of the supermarket offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7965) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2007
Bottle. Light gold with light carbonation. Aromas are light apple juice with lemon. Quite dry with some woody notes. Quite zesty. Flavours are dry, sour apple with a dry woody finish. Good carbonation. The dry finish is a bit artificial. Does cider really need 11 varieties of apple?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7267) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2007
Bottlr from Tesco, Evesham 29-05-07. Despite the name informing you that it was farm pressed this cider actually had a real farmyardy smell, which was great. Had a lovely taste that for me was a very well balanced medium dry cider nice appley bite, really moreish and very refreshing.

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