Brewed by Burrow Hill Cider
Style: Cider
Martock, England


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
goodbyeohio (36) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Gold pour produces a distinctly funky aspirin aroma with light phenolics.. a dry mousey element sticks to my teeth, but I am enamored with a bacon-like finish. There exists a light carbonation with a baking soda tart character. it’ s green with champagney stuff happening despite the lack of fizz. Finishes with an impressive caramel corn undercurrent. Flawed but enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ArtificialCyst (543) - Szczecin, POLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle at Poznańskie Targi Piwne. Aroma: Funk, apples, annoying sweat. Appearance: Classic golden cider appearance. Taste: Quite dry, tart, funk, red apples. Palate: Carbonation is medium-low, body is medium, finish is tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2557) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2015
500ml bottle from Burrow Hill online. Orangey golden colour, short-lived white foam head and aroma of apple, apple skins, woody oak, rubber, barnyard. Taste is tart, apple, apple skins, green apple, wood, oak, vanilla & funk, with some very dry tannins. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying tangy tannic finish. Nicely drinkable cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8689) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle from the Royal Glen Hotel, Sidmouth. Clear pale gold coloured. Very dry with a lingering apple flavour in the palate as well as a fizz here too. Fair aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1539) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 15, 2015
bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours golden. Aroma of apples, vinegar, yeast. Taste is dry, apples. Really good dry cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6723) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Cock Tavern, London.
Appearance: Clear golden colour, no head.
Aroma: Sweet apple, some funk.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet apple, a bit sour, floral.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2854) - ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2014
Clear gold, small white head. Nose is apples, apple peel, mild fruity notes. Flavor is apple peel, sulphurus tones, dryness, wood, tart notes. Linering dryness, sulphur and apple peel. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18199) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
Cask at Cask Tavern, London. Fruity slightly sourish apple aroma, funky, floral notes. Sourish apple flavor, tart, earthy, hay, floral, some grapes. Decent cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14108) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Sampled at the Cock Tavern. Clear yellow golden color, no head. Smells as to be expected: slightly sweet apple juice. Tastes about the same: apple, sweet apple, very dry, lychees. Average body, soft carbonation. Nice and refreshing, but I bit too sweet for me to really like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12729) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Cask - Nice funky apples. Clear gold with no head. Not sweet, more umame and a dry clean finish. Not sweet and nice, with a slight tannin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirstyrabbit (1742) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Golden body, minimal head. Aroma has pure apples. Medium dry taste of apples. Finish has medium tart apple peel. Tastes pretty much like you’d expect a Somerset cider to taste. "11 varieties of vintage cider apples" you say? What’s the point? Sounds like something created by Spinal Tap.

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