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New Forest Vintage Kingston Black Cider (Bottle)

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Brewed by New Forest Cider
Style: Cider
Ringwood, England

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in 500ml bottles only.
Previously 7.4%.
A dry, lightly sparkling, single varietal cider made with the Kingston Black apple variety.

We’ve taken our much loved single variety Kingston Black cider, filtered, carbonated and bottled for a pleasingly dry sparkling version. Still as gutsy as the original!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8972) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle shared at ChrisO. Clear golden color, virtually no head. Smell and taste apple, quite dry, slightly vinous. Hmm it’s ok.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is zesty and smooth apples. Dry, citric, zesty and solid apples. Lingering dry apple finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
500ml bottle from Borough Market. Drank this alongside Sheppy’s Kingston Black to compare. This has the same ABV but appears more orangey and thus more tannic and gum-sucking. The fruitiness is there but teasing you from a distance as you feel your gums rubbing against your tongue like velcro. Aroma is much stronger also, barnyard with a little horse stables, which actually emerges from the taste about 4 sips in. Probably more interesting than Sheppys but also a lot rougher.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maneliquor (3263) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle from a stall in Borough Markets. Clear golden pour with no head. Sweet and tangy nose - loads of apple skin. Taste is heavy apple skin, juicy and tangy apples with too much sweetness. Ok but a little too sharp and sweet

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martin243 (795) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
A wee freebie snifter from the stall in Borough Market, London. Apples,leather, cheese, cat pee and yeast did battle on the taste buds. I think the word is "complex". Would probably need at least a half to appreciate, but I was certainly intrigued.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11276) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
Golden with a small white head. Fruity apple aroma with a floral touch. Dry apple juice flavour with a touch of wood

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle. Thanks Patrick. Pours clear golden with a off white head. Sweet red apples. Dry and fine acidicity. Smooth. Ends dry. Tasty and easy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29847) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2011
A light golden cider. The aroma is dominated by apples. The flavor is sweet with notes of apples, leading to a dry apply finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
At the Bree Louise. Pours a lightly cloudy, pale yellow. Very dank aroma with notes of vinegar and apples. Wow, funky flavor, acidic, spicy, dank, with apples and cinnamon. Medium bodied, flat with definite warmth. Finishes funky and spicy, moderately sweet, slightly tart and tangy. Pretty interesting stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Tart acidic aroma with a strong apple nose. Pours clear blonde with light carbonation. Dry and crisp with a light tartness with a hint of vinegar. Very nice!


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