Brewed by Magners GB / Shepton Mallet Cider Mill (C&C Group)
Style: Cider
Shepton Mallet, England


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Available in cans at 8.4. Previously also available in bottles.

K is a distinctive full strength, premium cider expertly pressed with a unique blend of English apples to give a full-bodied flavour and natural rich golden colour. It has always been presumed that ‘X’ means strength however premium liquids of a superior quality have always been marked with a ‘K’

NOTE: The version available in the United States is different.
Previoussly a Gaymers brand but this seems to have been dropped.
In March 2012, C&C stated that they plan to phase out the brand in the UK but have not given any date.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (9979) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
500ml can. clear pee-like pour. fleischmans yeast, booze, earthy apple, vomity. flavor is acetoney just pure booze nasty

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Frank (3596) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2015
This stuff is weird as all get out but I guess you can get drunk on it. It’s a bit darker than apple juice maybe. It’s got a sulfur, bread yeast aroma. It is mostly really bland tasting w/ a bit of meaty soy sauce flavor and a ton of booze, like they poured grain alcohol in it. This is a beverage designed to serve a certain purpose and it does, I just have better ways of going about that sort of thing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
The_Osprey (4179) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
500ml can for 80p, 8.4% BB March 2016. Clear orange, sparkling, no head at all. Aroma is water, light apple, apple pie. Nice enough, but faint. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is vodka lemonade, noticeable alcohol presence. Some apple and earth, but mostly ethanol. Cold alcohol burn in the oesophagus, gassy on the stomach. Pretty rough, but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Can from the Scotmid. Pours clear orange gold, no head. Strong cooked apple aromas. Taste is sweet. Some booze burn. Bit metallic at the end. Not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Roachford (3) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 6, 2014 does not count
Strong Appley aroma but lacks nuance. Bright gold corn colour, reassuringly resembles fresh apple juice. Solid Medium cider, with a slightly sour finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SarkyNorthener (3330) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Can from local offie. Amber cider, moderate carbonation. Aroma of dry apple core. Taste is dry apple, a touch of tannin, a bit of sugar and apple syrup. A little syrup on the palate. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2013
can at kos city. Clear dark orange, small white head. Quite citrussy and sourish apple aroma, mild boozy note, not that bad. Flavor is apple, fresh apple, bitterness from the alc. apple peel bitterness. Considering how bad it might be with such a high ABV,it is actually quite decent. Bitter apples, slightly boozy touch, but in general alc% quite well hidden.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is sulfur and light apple. Flavour is sulfur, alcohol and light apple.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
anders37 (20419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2012
Can. Pours a golden color with a small fizzy fast disappearing white head. has a fruity slightly tart apple aroma. Slightly sweetish fruity tart apple flavor. Has a fruity slightly tart apple finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, Oktober 2012. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Sweet and alcoholic. A bit of green apples. Really dry.

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