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Green Valley Stillwood Sparkling Vintage Cyder (Bottle)

Brewed by Green Valley Cyder
Style: Cider
Exeter, England


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
Bottled only.
Made only from Devon apples free from chemical sprays and artificial fertilisers. Medium dry, full-bodied, satisfyingly strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4538) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
Golden colour, white head. Aroma of apple, apple skins, brett. Light sweet flavour, apple, light brett, bitter touch. Rather dry. Bitter finish, apple, lingering bitter.
(from 50cL bottle @ Chris and Ruth’s place, post-RBESG ’14 tasting)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2604) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
500ml bottle from Tuckers Maltings. Clear deep golden colour, short-lived white foam head and aroma of fruity apple, apple skins, wood. Taste is tangy apple, woody, oak, barnyard, some initial sweetness and then dry tannins, earthy. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, drying tannic, woody finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle shared at ChrisO. Clear golden color, virtually no head. Smell and taste apple, quite vinous yet pretty sweet, a hint of grapes, a hint of sugar, slightly alcohol. Decent body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is crisp apple peel. Sulphorish. Crisp apples and lingering dry fruity into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12955) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Golden with a small white head. Aroma of ripe apple, wood and marzipan. Dry and tart apple flavour. Strongly carbonated, a bit too much

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2011
At room temperature, a 2009 vintage. Cap came off with a quiet ’pffft’. Still in the glass, radiant, deep, golden amber, seemingly viscous as I swirled it. Nose of plump fruit, ripe and fell, a little musty old apples in there too with oaken wood, match sticks and soft hessian, strawberries and tart cranberries and just a smidge of white cheese. Unexpectedly spritzy on the tongue, a little life showing. Alcohol is immediately evident giving it a warming, vinous quality. Nice level of ripe apple pulp fills the mouth, the body is firm to oily. Notes of vanilla icecream and soft white cheese, the oaken wood of the nose shines through nicely as does that odd matchstick, toothpick sense. The swallow is quite warming and full of fruit. This has a great presence in the mouth. Lingers long on the palate, all the flavour in harmony. A great sipping cider. Not overly complex but wonderfully crafted. Very nice! (50cL, BBE 06/12, Tesco Exmouth, Devon)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2011

Bottle 500ml. clear glass.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a small small, virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy apple, sweet apples, light wood and vanilla, light barnyard. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light acidic with a average to long duration, tart apples, apples, sweet apples, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is lively and flat ! [20110802]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14127) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2011
500ml bottle (ChrisO’s post-GBBF2011 Tuesday)
Crisp fruity cider - lovely nose. In the mouth it’s also very crisp. Very fruity, some apple pips and skins too. No sign of 8.3% alcohol at all. Refreshing and uplifting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15579) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011
Bottle @ Chris O’s. Thanks guys. Pours clear golden with no head. Sweet and ripe red apples. A bit of tartness. Ends really dry. Fine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2011
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is apples, some fruits and some mild earthy notes as well. Flavour is quite much the same along with mild vinegar and some slight alcohol as well.

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