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Dunkertons Black Fox Organic Cider (Bottle)

Brewed by Dunkertons Cider
Style: Cider
Pembridge, England


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Available in 500ml bottles only.

A Medium Dry Sparkling Cider - Dunkerton’s Cider Mill is set in the ancient parish of Pembridge, an area of farmland, woods and hedgerows, where medieval half timbered villages meet the stone market towns of Wales. From the earliest times, rural communities have told stories of fantastic and unusual creatures which have supposedly lived in their locality. The lush rolling countryside of North West Herefordshire is no exception. Here stories tell of an animal which has evaded capture by farmer and huntsman alike; a Black Fox. The red fox has always existed, but the belief grew that there was also a fox "as black as night, so that it might live in a man’s shadow and so never be seen". A favoured haunt of the BLACK FOX is.........the Cider Orchard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (17796) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2016
Sample from Mycider. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, apples and wood. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish. 150816

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16970) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle. Small head with short suration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are apples, fruits, barnyard and has a nice fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17220) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle at home, 31/07/16. Hazed orange with a decent off white head that dissipates to a crown of bubbles. Nose is earthy apple, light smoke, straw, pear skins, farmy. Taste comprises toffee apple, burnt sugar, earthy, apple pulp. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with a bitter sweet finale. Decent enough offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (5334) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
On tap @ Oproer. Aroma has green apples, some wood. Clear, golden coloured cider with no head. The taste is light sweet, green apples, some wood and funk. Medium carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (5018) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle. Not very complex, but authentic natural apple character, light rot, woody, light basementy. Almost moderate carbonation. Alcohol hidden dangerously. Very easy drinking, simple but charming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7812) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 21, 2016
Nottle kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Unclear paler old. Color with minimal white head. Strong apple aroma with nice tartness. Taste, apples, wood, hints of vanilla, caramel. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (1049) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours almost golden orange, no head, small clusters of slow steady micro streams. Nose: heavy wet woody yeasty apple wine, vanilla. (lvl-9)-pungency Attack: crisp bite, incoming tangy Mid-palate: tangy medium acidity, (lvl-6-sweetness), woody apple juice, Finish: medium tart, woody exhale, vanilla, white grape Summary: Big wood vanilla, solid taste and body, all around clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (4062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2016
Bottle at De Paas. Hazy light golden with a few bubbles. Musty apple, cobwebs, funky notes, hay, dried apple skins. Lots of deep dry musty notes, very complex. Very light sweetness and a sour touch. Medium bodied with dry feel and some alcohol. Very pleasant cider.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (3509) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2016
sample from tap at #bfgm16, Bierfestival Groningen ’16, shared with @Zlotta.
bright pale yellow-golden with no head. aroma of sweet sour apples, some lemons, zweet , wood. Taste of heavy sweetness, some sour fruity green appels, some brett notes, fresh, lemon, soft, smooth, medium body, oily texture, quite nice sweet cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2253) - Hagen, GERMANY - APR 9, 2016
Sampled from tap at Bierfestival Groningen 2016 at 7%. Slightly funky, sourish-fruity aroma of green apples, hints of lemon and oak. Sourish-fruity, a bit sweetish, slightly funky taste of green apples, some almond, hints of lemon and oak, followed by a short, moderately tart finish. Thin to medium body, spritzy and moderately astringent mouthfeel, flat. Nice!

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