Brewed by Dunkertons Cider
Style: Cider
Pembridge, England


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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.

Jimthechap's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1850) - Christchurch, - JUL 13, 2014
Orange coloured coider with a temporary white head and aromas of orange skinned apples. Mid to dry and only mild carbonation, but tasty for all that. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9350) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle shared @ Van Moll Brewpub. A bit hazy yellow color, virtually no head. Aroma is sweet, apples, old overripe apples. Tastes the same: sweetness, apples, sweet overripe fruits, sugary. Pretty dry finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5969) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle shared at Beer Temple. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Aroma of sweet apples, Apple rind, old overripe apples and a nice funk. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4167) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle bought and shared with eugene . Pours clear , dark yellow . Smell is like pjre applesauce , bit sweet . Taste is intense , sweet , yeast , pure , natural . In between cider and ice cider .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
Joined purchase with Kraddel @ Cider Cider. Sparkling, darker golden appearance. Smell is apple, close to apple juice, flowers. Taste is sparkling, faintly acidic but mainly sweet apple juice, light sulphur-like taste in the back, matches,.. Light sparkling. Sulphur-like taste took it down for me but others liked way more than me including the guys from 3 Fonteinen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7332) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle from Waitrose. Misted lager gold with a fast vanishing tuft of suds. Big edgy strudel, Chewits and clove-sprinkled aroma; flavour awash with seasonal stewed spiced fruits- largely of the cider-making variety. Dry and sweet with engaging acidity and funk. Am I about to award a battery acid a 4?? A fine, fine beverage and one that could get me into a lot of trouble.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1161) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
500ml bottle. pours clear dark yellow. aroma is very fruity - apples of course! perhaps a little spicy. nice taste. i think this is medium dry but i found it to be very dry. really tangy and hides the 7%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (929) - HONG KONG - MAR 21, 2014

500 ml bottle bought at Life Restaurant in SOHO, Central.

Translucent light golden honey colour; Razor-thin head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Almost no lacing with fizzy carbonation; Fragrant and strong musty aroma of apple wine, with strong tartness, apple pie fillings, honey, wood, vinegar, yoghurt, cellar and tannic; Very light sweet taste of apple wine, with very strong tannic, strong cellar musty, potent alcohol, yoghurt tartness and strong wood; Light body. Watery and dry palate; Mouth feel is like a scrumpy with lively characters - mustiness is very attractive, tannic is very astringent by Cider standard but still taste good. Very woody barrel feel, very little sweetness, and subdued tartness. All topped with strong and warming 7% booze. Gooood!... Quite dry after taste. Tart and strong to mouth.

Comments: This one picks up where Westons Old Rosie Scrumpy failed to lift off - both the aroma and taste are dynamic and lively, and I just love that strong cellar mustiness as if I walk right into a cellar. Big character, tasty and very entertaining, I just can’t get enough of it. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1390) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
500ml bottle. Straw golden colour, short-lived bubbly white head and aroma of tart apple, woody oak, funk. Taste is apple, vanilla, woody, bittersweet with tannins & musty, barnyard notes. Medium bodied, low carbonation, dry earthy woody tannic finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
apickles (182) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Golden in colour slightly fizzy, no head. Nose is stewed apples. Quite sweet to taste with lots of honey and fizz. Fairly drying on the mouth but pretty good.

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