Brewed by New Forest Cider
Style: Cider
Ringwood, England


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (4039) - Shrewsbury, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24920) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2009
Bottled. Golden colour, no head. Aroma is dry and tart apple along with some wooden sourness as well as mild cheesy notes. Flavour is rather dry and sour apples with some wooden, herbal and vanillaish notes. Dry palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4366) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of apple, apple skins and pips, light yeast. Light sweet flavour, light bitter, bitter apples. Finish apples. Quite like the Kingston Black, it appears.
(from 50cL bottle @ Chris and Ruth’s place, post-RBESG ’14 tasting)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
CiderMonster1964 (11) - IRELAND - SEP 2, 2004
Light & fruity with a medium acidity and low dryness. It was available at P’boro fest also on Saturdays in the Thatched Trailer (honest) at Borough Market. Tub @ P’boro, Bottle at the market I prefer the blend to the single varietal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2010
Bottle 500ml. clear glass.
Clear and sparkling, a light to medium yellow color with a average, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate apple, sweet apple, fresh green apple, light alcohol, medicine notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a average to long duration, finish is dry dry. Body is light medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100102]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18075) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martin243 (1003) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CidreMonstre (19) - Cambridge, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2004
A single varietal cider from a cider apple! Pale clear and applely. I have only ever seen this in bottles also try the Snakecatcher Scrumpy. Avaialable on the Thatched Trailer at Borough Market, say hello to Barry.

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