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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Sandford Orchards

Style: Cider
Paddington, England

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This cider comes from award-winning craft cider maker Sandford Orchards who make it at their family-run farm near Crediton in Devon. The apples, grown on or within 10 miles of the farm, include the wonderfully named Farmers Glory and Slack-ma-Girdle varieties. This golden cider has a light tone, crisp bite and a pleasing bittersweet finish with bags of apple on the palate. Perfect match for... Great with salads and cold meats, fruity chutney and bread, this also has enough character to go with pasta dishes. A wonderful lunch time cider.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
superflyguy (437) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, - OCT 28, 2012
decent enough cider. better than the usual supermarket pish. good meaty apple flavour.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeardedAvenger (191) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle at home, 07/09/16. Most of it went in to a stew but enough left to taste. Sweet and sour aroma. Tickles the nose. Very light gold. Slight frothy head. Initial sweetness followed by a slightly bitter end. Light and bouyant mouthfeel, with a dry finish. Nice enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (924) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
Pale golden color. Aroma of apples and a touch of cinnamon. Taste of semi sweet apples and a bit tannin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16850) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at home, 16/04/16. Clear golden blonde with topped with white bubbles that soon dissipate. Nose is crisp apple, green berry pang, straw. Taste comprises apple skin, gooseberry yoghurt, straw, grain, orchard fruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Ok cider.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piw (832) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2016
500ml Flasche. Klar und golden ohne Schaumkrone. Intensiver Apfelgeschmack, angenehm süss.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6948) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2016
Appearance: Clear golden color with a small bubbly white head.
Aroma: Mild pleasant acidic apple.
Palate: Medium body. Pleasant mellow sweetness and a fine acidity. Average carbonation. Mild dry texture.
Taste: Pleasant mellow acidic apple.
Overall impression: Nice fresh cider.
Personal stats: Bottle from Marks & Spencer at Stansted Airport (London), England

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (9999) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours pale golden with no head. Aroma of sweet apples, light funky notes, applesauce and a touch of wood. Flavour is moderate sweet. Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2543) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
500ml bottle from M&S Darlington. Clear yellow golden colour, fizzy white foam head that rapidly dissipates away and mellow apple aroma. Taste is apple, oak, hint of yeast, tangy, sweetish with some slight funk and light tannins. Crisp mouthfeel, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry lightly tannic finish. Quite OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
50cl bottle from M&S, Wokingham. Pale straw with a gushing white head on opening that soon settled leavign lots of carbonation but no head; slightly musty apple juice aroma; quite lively in the mouth with a fresh apple taste; and a sticky dry finish. Rather average.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
culchiem (3508) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. Pear colour with no head. Aroma is apple and flower. Light apple wine flavour, dry sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scotty001 (488) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2015
Very light straw with no head. Aroma of apple, lightly floral. Bland and more or less forgettable.


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